Friday, March 27, 2009
Recently there was an article in the April issue of Animal Talk that spoke of the first cloned puppy. There was a dog cloning auction where a couple won the privilege of having their late dog, who died of cancer in 2008, cloned in a scientific South Korean project. This issue is very controversial, and to tackle all the ethical and moral debates surrounding it would take many hours and many informed professionals. The main issue that I have with this is that when we contemplate cloning we inevitably have strong reactions pertaining human cloning, but to clone an animal, a pet is accepted enough that all know of Dolly, the cloned sheep, and now we can win the opportunity to have our beloved lost pets cloned too.