Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Pet Cloning

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1

    Pet Cloning

    I'm a producer at KIRO-TV in Seattle, WA, working on a story about pet cloning. There's a company in Texas which is currently collecting and storing tissue for people who hope clone their pets someday. I'm looking for someone locally who has done this, is considering it or has thought about, but decided against it.
    Please email me at klucht@kirotv.com or call me at 206.728.5067

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    446
    I wish I could have a clone of my old cat Milo. But then again, he wouldn't be the same cat. He would grow up with different experiences. I live in a different place now and with a different person. In fact, he would be a completely different cat. Except maybe for his supreme jumping ability which I helped to perfect. Again, he still may not be able to jump as high, because I wouldn't encourage that now that I have birds. Also, why clone your pet when there are tons of homeless cats and dogs who need someone to love them?

  3. #3
    As much as I love everyone at the rainbow bridge, there are too many more being born everyday that are not wanted for me to want to try to clone one of my dearly beloved, but parted, babies. I would have to give one of the new, unwanted ones a chance, like the parted ones had.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    162

    ...as you implied Ben:

    Same body, different cat

    All of my past cats are wonderfully unique little kitties and cloning any of them would denigrate my special memories of them. I would rather let them rest in peace.

  5. #5
    Very well said, Troy.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    1,279
    I agree, it just would not be the same. I would find it really creepy having a pet with the same body but with a different personality and feelings. And anyway why do it when there are so many out there who just need someone to love and care for them.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Posts
    141
    Cloning is a dumb idea for our kitties or dogs. Let's rescue those first that need our homes and our love. We can never bring back or replace beloved pets.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, England
    Posts
    438
    When my cat Chelsea died last summer, my father and I had this discussion.
    Chelsea was a real sweetheart, with a one of a kind personality. I could not imagine a cat that looked like him but wasn't him. I prefer to think that someday we will be reunited, and wait for that day.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New York, NY,USA
    Posts
    1,326
    I agree wholeheartedly.
    There is a certain order of things...we are born, we live, we die. We are supposed to experience love and loss...it's part of our growing and learning process.
    Each living being is an individual and should be appreciated and respected as such.
    I can't even imagine trying to create another pet with the physical attributes and personality traits of one that has already passed. It would seem...disrespectful.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New York, NY,USA
    Posts
    1,326
    Spencer,
    I agree, the idea of cloning Sydney gets me All Shook Up!


    ...sorry! I couldn't resist!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Middle of Germany
    Posts
    8,730
    I think cloning animals (or humans!) is a horrible thought, I'm 100% against it!

    As much as I love and miss my Katz in Kitty Heaven, I wouldn't feel very comfortable with the thought having her clone around! It would be just scaring and wouldn't also be fair because my Katz was unique!

    Kirsten

    ------------------

    www.lunas-little-world.de.vu
    www.cats-in-the-net.de.vu
    www.pet-cemetery.de.vu

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    446
    I just saw the movie "6 Days"(Arnold S.) A good movie and it is about this very topic. they have a service in the movie called Re-Pet. What about all the other pets being born, they need love too.

    ------------------

    Igor Inc. (c)2001

Similar Threads

  1. Cloning your Dog
    By StarandBratsmom in forum Dog General
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-06-2008, 11:46 PM
  2. **Photo Cloning**
    By ILoveMyAbbyGirl in forum General
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 01-31-2006, 09:39 PM
  3. Cloning Thylacines?
    By Suki Wingy in forum Pet Poll
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 09:21 PM
  4. When Cloning Has Gone Bad
    By krazyaboutkatz in forum General
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-19-2004, 10:32 PM
  5. what do you think about cloning?
    By toughCookie in forum Cat General
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-01-2002, 01:03 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com