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Wed, Feb 20 | By Matt Van Hoven | 1256

SOUTH KOREA – Seoul-based RNL Bio announced last week that they will be cloning a dog for Bernann McKunney, a California woman whose pooch died after an attack by another canine. McKunney says she owes her life to Booger, her pit bull… more ›

Scientists to Clone ‘Hero Dog’ for American Woman
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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

This is so stupid. This cloned dog is not going to be Booger. The personality could be very different even if it is a genetic duplicate. What will happen to this dog if it doesn't meet her hight expectations? Think of the lives of other dogs she could save with that 175,000.

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Marisa M.
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Marisa M.
5 years ago

Come on lady, just get another dog---why clone this one?

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

As much as I love my animals, and as much as I would like them around forever, you can never replace an animal that is lost. You can save an awful lot of animals for $175,000.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

There are so many other pets out there that she can save. Cloning the dog won't bring it back either and she may be disappointed afterwards. Plus only 25% chance of working,,, how many failed attempts will really be an animal gone wrong?

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
5 years ago

I am totally against cloning. It is wrong. I can understand why she would want this done, but there are times when NATURAL law has to be the SOLE law.

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LilyK
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LilyK
5 years ago

This is wrong. I understand, a little, the woman's desire to see her dog again but just because the dog is genetically the same doesn't mean it will be the same. So much more goes into a life than genetics.

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Brittany M.
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Brittany M.
6 years ago

why not adopt a dog in a shelter rather than produce another one for so much wasted money.

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Alexis93
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Alexis93
6 years ago

yuck

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Chifontae T.
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Chifontae T.
6 years ago

It's really not that serious, she can find another great dog, and probably for free.

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Dwise
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Dwise
6 years ago

I don't really believe in cloning

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Jumbo
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Jumbo
6 years ago

It is sweet for her to want her pet back, but cloning? Very very very very very very very very bad idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ann H.
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Ann H.
6 years ago

Bad idea

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

I do not believe in cloning stricktly for the purpose of recreating a beloved pet or a child. It is spooky. I always think of Stephen King's "Pet Cemetery" when I think of bringing back a pet as a clone.

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Jill D.
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Jill D.
6 years ago

I don't think this is a very good idea. What happens if it goes awry and the dog does not even remotely act like this women's previous dog?

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Laurie F.
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Laurie F.
6 years ago

I'm not so sure I like this idea. I mean, sure, I'd love to have my Harley back, but even if cloned, will it be EXACTLY like her beloved Booger? (what a name! lol) If I couldn't have that guarantee I definetly wouldn't do it. With so many other animals that would be just as great I think I'd adopt another dog. The cost alone would stop me.

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

There are so many other amazing great animals that need a home without spending that much money for cloning one you would not even know would really be the same...

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Jasper323
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Jasper323
6 years ago

I really dont believe in cloning. Its not the way birth and life were intended. I just dont get it!!!

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christy r.
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christy r.
6 years ago

a little too weird for me.

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Gretchen B.
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Gretchen B.
6 years ago

I am against cloning. Get some grief counseling to help with your loss and then adopt a different pet someday if you are ready. Cloning wont bring back the one who passed away.

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Nancy  H.
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Nancy H.
6 years ago

I don't quite know how I feel about cloning. While I absolutely adore my cat and want him to live forever I wouldn't have him cloned. I would want to remember him as he was and not have him recreated. (This dog has an absolutely adorable face, doesn't he?)

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

if you clone wouldn't the clone come into exitence at the age the original was at death. remember dolly the sheep. i could never do this as i think i would always be comparing to the original. i feel badly for this woman but couldn't she grow to love a new dog just as much

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

I just could never do this. Every time I looked at the cloned dog, I don't think it would give me comfort, just the opposite. Creepy.

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ashley G.
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ashley G.
6 years ago

It still wouldn't feel to me to be the same dog,and i sure wouldn't pay all that money to have a dog cloned!

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Jeanie F.
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Jeanie F.
6 years ago

Who is paying for this...and why??

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Satana H.
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Satana H.
6 years ago

She should absolutely use that money to help more animals and save one from a shelter.

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Satana H.
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Satana H.
6 years ago

Crazy. I hope this woman understands that she cannot have her dog back. It just doesn't work that way.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

I do not believe in cloning. there are enough unwanted pets out there that would love to have a good home. Spend your money on some of them and just remember the memories of your other pet.

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Andrew22
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Andrew22
6 years ago

Not a big fan of cloning. It kind of scares me and doesn't seem natural.

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

Would like an update, just to see if this insane cloning worked. I think it is wrong and the dog will not be the same no matter what.

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Trojo1521
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Trojo1521
6 years ago

It won't be the same. Cherish the memories you have of your dog.

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

The clone won't be the same dog. I understand the pain but I think it would be better to adopt an animal in need and look after it!

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

Too many dogs are euthanized in shelters everyday. Clones would not be the same anyway.

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Chrissy
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Chrissy
6 years ago

I do have to agree with you also on that.

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

I say once a pet dies it is time to get a new one not to get one clones.That is freaky.What happens when the clone dies.You shouldnt do that they Could desolve u never know

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Cindy M.
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Cindy M.
6 years ago

Question what happens to any other dogs they clone that aren't right?? To me this is just another way of breeding more unwanted pets. Don't you think we have enough of them already???? That money could go along way to helping out unhomed pets aready born.

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Jdarunner
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Jdarunner
6 years ago

i never knew they had cloned an animal before......thats really cool.

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LynnLucyDoris
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LynnLucyDoris
6 years ago

Hmmmm...they eat dogs in South Korea. Interesting that is where this will happen. I hope Booger is in the 25% because he was a loyal friend.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

I really think this is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of. I love my dogs and just
lost one and no way would I feel right trying to bring her back this way.

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Cindy Q.
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Cindy Q.
6 years ago

I don't really think cloning is good... I mean, yeah I would be crying over the loss over my pet dog but why not just rescue one from a shelter!? Why ask someone to clone your dog for you and spend thousands of dollars at it while it might not even be succesful?

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Leslie  P.
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Leslie P.
6 years ago

I understand the grieving process, but to have your pet cloned is a bit much. Especially at those prices! That money could have been donated to a shelter to save many more lives. Just like her dog did for her! Hummmm!

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Barbara K.
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Barbara K.
6 years ago

I'm leary of this cloning stuff. The cloned dog (if the process is successful) will not be the same dog since it won't have the environmental stimuli her old dog had growing up and won't have the shared memories. And there are so many dogs being euthanized for lack of owners. $175,000 would go so far in saving them!

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

This woman is nuts. Keep the memories of your beloved hero pet in your heart. Trying to reproduce him is absurd.

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Gloria R.
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Gloria R.
6 years ago

I would ABSOLUTELY clone my RUBY....She is the perfect dog for our familiy.

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

I can understand the desire to want to have your dog back, especially with the loss under such sad circumstances. Rationality has to set in at some point. If I had $175K to spend on replacing my dog, I would adopt a shelter dog for $100, and honor the memory of my former dog by donating the $174,900 to the shelter in her name.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
6 years ago

There are way to many animals waiting in shelters for adoption. Why would anyone spend that kind of money on cloning a dog? Seems silly to me, but to each his own. The pain of losing such a valued companion will always exist. Seeing the same face may make the memories of the first dog more painful.

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Ashley  C.
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Ashley C.
6 years ago

I don't think that any clone is going to be able to fill the empty space in this woman's life. I think it still would not seem like the same dog, even if it is a clone. She needs to cherish what she had with her previous pet and move on.

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carolyn d.
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carolyn d.
6 years ago

is the owner thinking that cloning the dog will give her the same dog? even if the argument was posed that the dog had spent it's life with her and the setting is identical, she, as a person, is not, in age or experience and ... anyhow... just seems like she needs to let go and appreciate the wonderful creature she once had... this is not a case of imitation being the best form of flattery

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Marcy  R.
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Marcy R.
6 years ago

175,000???? omg, thats a whole lotta money for a clone. that dog must be worth it. im not a fan of the cloning idea.

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Adriana  C.
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Adriana C.
6 years ago

This is a LOT of money to use for cloning. Imagine the help that all that money could be to a local animal shelter or something of that sort.

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Katie A.
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Katie A.
6 years ago

its a tragic story...but is cloning the dog really the best thing to do

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