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Would you clone your pet if you could afford it?
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xaja



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PostPosted: Wed, 06.27.12 9:38 am    Post subject: RePet from The Sixth Day is in S. Korea Reply with quote

I saw a documentary on HBO that showed some owners who had cloned their dog so if Andrea wins the lottery Colby will live forever.

http://myfriendagain.com/

Cost: $100,000

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PostPosted: Wed, 06.27.12 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when my pets die, i get NEW PUPPIES!
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PostPosted: Wed, 06.27.12 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clone has to grow up so it would also be a puppy.
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i get a new baby malcolm?!! i want.
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought more pet owners would chime in and clone their pets.

I would not favor cloning my pet for $100,000 even if I had the cash on hand b/c of the opportunity cost of not using the cash for other things, but I have no moral dilemma with cloning. I am okay with cloning pets and I might even clone myself if it were free.

For those who voted that they would not clone their dog, cat, etc, if the cloning process was free would you clone your animal friend?
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROCOBaller wrote:
so i get a new baby malcolm?!! i want.


Yes
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaja wrote:
I thought more pet owners would chime in and clone their pets.

I would not favor cloning my pet for $100,000 even if I had the cash on hand b/c of the opportunity cost of not using the cash for other things, but I have no moral dilemma with cloning. I am okay with cloning pets and I might even clone myself if it were free.

For those who voted that they would not clone their dog, cat, etc, if the cloning process was free would you clone your animal friend?


im sure if you have $100,000 to toss out the window, the thought of opportunity costs wouldnt even cross your mind. that and all the PETA peeps would ride your ass about how much you dont care about your pet if you used the money for other things.
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if it was free I wouldn't clone my pets. There are too many pets out there that need good homes without me making more of my own. Plus my pets are terrible -- I love them anyway though.
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cmohr wrote:
that and all the PETA peeps would ride your ass about how much you dont care about your pet if you used the money for other things.

something tells me PETA would not be in favor of cloning animals
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i definitely wouldn't spend $100,000 on cloning a pet though. i'd use it to buy my new puppy a diamond collar that cost that much Smile

or more likely buy some land along with as many pets as that could support
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my thought....my dog Rudy just passed away about a month ago, and if I were to clone it, would it really be the SAME dog? Like in terms of cloning you recreate it, but it's still a new dog right?
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PostPosted: Thu, 06.28.12 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a documentary where they did this (or something very similar) with a bull.

The test tube version was violent, and not the same ... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri, 06.29.12 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cam Wow wrote:
Here's my thought....my dog Rudy just passed away about a month ago, and if I were to clone it, would it really be the SAME dog? Like in terms of cloning you recreate it, but it's still a new dog right?


Genetically your dog would be the same and would have the same predisposed personality traits, but not the same life experience. Hence, how closely the clone would be to being the same dog depends on your stance in the Nature vs Nurture debate. I think it's clear that both genetics and experience shape our personality but which one dominates the other is up for grabs. I lean towards nature over nurture but not by a huge margin.
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PostPosted: Fri, 06.29.12 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, I think however that since the Nature vs. Nurture debate is so up in the air and that it probably contains both, that his experiences would effect who he is. I would always see at it as a different dog.
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PostPosted: Fri, 06.29.12 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same genetics, same characteristics, but I'd still look at it as a twin because I can't wrap my head around a dog "coming back"
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