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post #1 of 14
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i found this site on cat cloning and wanted to know what everyone thought of this, i have never heard of it before and am not really sure what i think yet, one thing though, even if you do get your cat cloned it will never be exactly the same cat.

i guess i can understand some people might do it if they lost a cat they loved a lot but it's not the same cat and never will be....

http://www.savingsandclone.com/servi...etlinkexchange


i would love to hear other opinions on this.


love,

felicia
post #2 of 14
I feel the same way about pet cloning as I do about purposely breeding mix breeds.

There are enough out there already that truly need a home, why create more?
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
I feel the same way about pet cloning as I do about purposely breeding mix breeds.

There are enough out there already that truly need a home, why create more?

exactly, there are so many cats in shelters that really need a home, why clone a cat that will never be exactly like the one you lost when you can get a cat who desperately needs a new home.

personaly, i would find it sad and a little creepy to have a clone of bonnie, it would look like bonnie but that's where it would end and that would depress me more.





love,

felicia
post #4 of 14
A cloned pet won't be the same as the cat you lost...besides....when my cats die...I will adopt another cat.

katie
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
I feel the same way about pet cloning as I do about purposely breeding mix breeds.

There are enough out there already that truly need a home, why create more?
Although I disagree about your mix breed comment, I agree. There is no need to clone pets as much as we would love to keep our darlings forever, we must let them go. In the words of George Carlin "when you get a pet you are getting a small tragedy"
post #6 of 14
I'd never clone my cats. No way. I'd let them live out their lives as they were meant to be, and pass on as they were meant to. Plus if you did clone your cat, you'd someday have to face that awful loss over and over again...

And yeah there are WAY too many pets waiting for good homes!
post #7 of 14
Honestly, I think it's just *silly*.

You pay $30,000.

You get a cat. That looks a lot like your old cat. But probably won't behave the same....

Let me tell you what there is *not* a shortage of on the planet.

We got cats....

Plus, there seems to be this weird personal angle of being unable to accept loss and experience new relationships...
post #8 of 14
I think cloning a cat when there are so many wonderful cats who need homes is obscene. Instead, adopt a cat and spend the $30,000 on feeding and homing lots of cats!
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by eburgess
Although I disagree about your mix breed comment,...
What do you mean?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
I feel the same way about pet cloning as I do about purposely breeding mix breeds.

There are enough out there already that truly need a home, why create more?
I agree completely. Actually, I'll take it one step further...

Purposely breeding mixed breed cats (or dogs) and cloning is one of the most selfish acts I can possibly think of. When it gets to the point where it's difficult and expensive to adopt any cat (or dog), I may change my mind. But when there are 3-5 MILLION perfectly good, healthy, loving cats and dogs killed every year in shelters because no one wants them, there is absolutely NO justification for doing either except for pure selfishness.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
What do you mean?
Mix breeds make just as great pets as pure breeds often without the "bad" traits of the pure bred. For example..... dalmations and golden retervers are becoming more agressive. this is largely blamed on over breeding... Mix breeds usually have less heatlh problems then the purebreds, and often live longer.

Our family dog Peables was a husky, shepard mix. She had many traits of both breeds. She had the thick husky coat and tail and the coloring of an Austrailan Shepard. and the energy to match. Mix breeds are turly one of a kind there will never be a dog like her ever.

Pure breds look the same. The only differences can be seen is slight differences in coat patterens and of course personality. Don't get me wrong, purebreds are sooooo cute and make great pets, but so do mix breeds, and they usually cost alot less and give you the same amount of puppy and kitty love as thier pure bred cousins.

I'm not bashing the pure breds in any way, when you find a dog or cat that grabs your heart, by all means adbot/buy them and give them a good home!!! If I was give hte choice to have a pure bred or a mix breed I'd take both!!! But if I did that I'd have 500 animals and that would be a little crazy... haha
post #12 of 14
If the price was to remain that high, it would seem to me as just another pointless luxury for people with way too much money who would rather pay than have to face the grief of loosing their cat and trying to move on.

But I'm also thinking that as the prices go down, cloning could be used for breeding purebred cats. Someone could replace an aging prize-winning cat with its clone. If that became common, it could diminish the genetic variety of purebred cats and cause lots of health problems. Or maybe the breeders on this board can correct me if I'm wrong...

Either way, I think it's a waste of money. It's a shame that as a society we spend energy and money with projects like that just because there are a few idiots willing to pay for it.
post #13 of 14
I'm all for mixed breeds, but there are plenty, no need to create more.
If suddenly, one day we woke up and there were no mixed breed dogs or cats anywhere, and no animals waiting to die in shelters because of pet overpopulation, I might change my mind about purposely breeding them.

As it stands though, there is no justifiable reason to do so.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by eburgess
Mix breeds make just as great pets as pure breeds often without the "bad" traits of the pure bred. For example..... dalmations and golden retervers are becoming more agressive. this is largely blamed on over breeding... Mix breeds usually have less heatlh problems then the purebreds, and often live longer.

Our family dog Peables was a husky, shepard mix. She had many traits of both breeds. She had the thick husky coat and tail and the coloring of an Austrailan Shepard. and the energy to match. Mix breeds are turly one of a kind there will never be a dog like her ever.

Pure breds look the same. The only differences can be seen is slight differences in coat patterens and of course personality. Don't get me wrong, purebreds are sooooo cute and make great pets, but so do mix breeds, and they usually cost alot less and give you the same amount of puppy and kitty love as thier pure bred cousins.

I'm not bashing the pure breds in any way, when you find a dog or cat that grabs your heart, by all means adbot/buy them and give them a good home!!! If I was give hte choice to have a pure bred or a mix breed I'd take both!!! But if I did that I'd have 500 animals and that would be a little crazy... haha
I LOVE mixed breeds too. I agree with you 100%. In your earlier post, I thought you were meant you disagreed with Arlyn about purposely breeding mix breeds. Like she said "There are enough out there already that truly need a home, why create more?"
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