In a news story today it was stated that a Japanese Company, RNL Bio will clone your pet for $150,000.00, and you only pay upon delivery. RNL is responsible for cloning the first dog named Snuppy, short for Seoul National University Puppy. Snuppy is a male afghan hound and he was born April 24, 2005. Yeah, that long ago.
Here’s his picture with his, “Parents.” He is the one in the middle:
But Snuppy is not the first “pet breed” to be cloned below is a picture of Cc, (stands for Copy Cat) who was born on Valentines Day 2002, the company that produced her has gone out of business for failure to generate enough profits. I guess they weren’t charging enough:
A Brief History of Cloning:
1996 Dolly The Sheep who actually died on Valentines Day 2003 at the age of 6.
October 3 1997 Cumulina the mouse is born, followed shortly after by 22 of her siblings some of whom were cloned from clones, kinda creepy
December 25, 2001 pigs were cloned
and August 7, 2003 a horse named Prometia was cloned:
And now we have glow in the dark cats:
How do you feel about this technology? In my opinion it would best be used to repopulate extinct species, well I guess we can’t do that because they are already extinct. But what about those animals that are in danger of extinction, shouldn’t we be working on a way to clone them? I love dogs and cats, I really do, but don’t we have enough animals who need homes that weren’t created in labs?
According to the World Wild Life Federation this is the top 10 endangered species list:
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Big Leaf Mahogany (a tree)
Many whale species are endangered or already extinct, endangered are the Right Whale, Bowhead Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Sei Whale, Humpback Whale, Sperm Whale, Vaquita (only a few hundred are left), and there are more, but I think you get the picture. Thought to be extinct already are the Indigo Pacific Hump Backed Dolphin and the Atlantic Hump Back Dolphin. What good is cloning if I can’t help preserve a species?
We are going to miss you my friend:
The all but extinct Indo-Pacific Hump Back Dolphin . . .