By Sophia Francioni
The ancient Egyptians took them to their graves to ensure their company even in later life, today foreign dogs, cats and even horses are directly cloned for those who do not leave them lost in life. If Dolly the Sheep had a purely scientific purpose in 1996, today Pet cloning has become a business, A paid service. From Texas to South Korea, a leading country in the sector created the first cloned dog in 2005, the company has a variety of specialized clinics. Looking at the price list Viagen pets and equestrianCommercial cloning, the first and only US company to offer Costa 85 thousand Dollars Horse clone, 50 thousand dollars for dogs, 35 thousand dollars for cats And keep 1,600 of your pets genes.
Controversial, Critical, Controversial, Pet cloning is growing in popularity. Agency Viagen In an interview with the BBC, he claimed to have “clocked more pets every year” and has cloned “hundreds” since it first opened in 2015. In 2018, he was a singer Barbara Streisand To contact the agency To clone two puppies Her poodle is Samantha. That same year, music mogul Simon Cowell also paid for an exact copy of his three Yorkshire Terriers. But cloning a man’s best friend is not just a bizarre thing for celebrities or very rich people.
The recently retired cop in New York was John Mendola, who created his princess clone Jasmine and Ariel, two genetically identical copies of the beloved Shih Apso. In 2016, unable to resign from the idea of losing his beloved dog to a diagnosed cancer, Mr. Mendola returned to the Vizion company, which satisfied him. Ariel and Jasmine’s owner told the BBC: “Stains, hair, virtually everything is identical, even behavior. You know when a dog starts to tremble?
A year later, in 2017, American Kelly Anderson also knocked on the agency’s door after losing her favorite kitten, Chai. Four years later, the owner was photographed with an “almost” exact copy of the cat: “It’s like a sand chai without personality. They have some similar basic character traits. In fact, if the experts of the organization assure that the animals will not physically change a hair, the same cannot be said about the personality, since “every animal develops it on the basis of external factors”.
Animal welfare organizations are concerned about the growing demand for cloning Scientific studies have shown that cloned animals The disease is more prone. Others, on the other hand, condemnHigh failure rate Processes and a large number of clones that do not give birth or become insane. A 2018 report from Columbia University New York guess Average success rate Only at 20%, Which means multiple surrogate mothers are needed to allow multiple attempts. Beating the Animal Rights Association, which defines the practice as a “The cruel fashion of making moneyHe also addresses the issue of adoption: “Instead of feeding cloning to any of us, we want to bring another mate into their lives to get an adoption from local shelters, canals and caterpillars.” We do not criticize the pain that triggers the loss of a favorite animal, but The choice to spend time and money on a laboratory test, There’s just a clone of the previous four-legged friend. “Peta recalls that” there’s a lot of suffering behind the history of this breeding technology and the results are uncertain. “