For a whopping $50,000 you can clone a dog or $25,000 for a cat. Viagen also does Genetic Preservation for $1600.
I'm not against cloning, as I have thought about cloning me on many occasions. But to clone a pet? There are so many unanswered and unknown questions.
- Will it really be as good as the original?
- Are there any behaviour problems that are not known?
- What about health issues?
- What happens to the surrogate and genetic clone if it doesn't work?
- Is the cost really worth the elimination of the pain involved with losing a pet?
- Is it considered animal cruelty? (I have read that the surrogate animal suffers greatly.)
- How long will the clone live?
To me messing with the natural order of things is not always a good idea. So, for me...I would have to pass on cloning.
If you'd like more information about cloning, visit: www.viagenpets.com