posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:05 AM
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
I think that cloning ones pet against the possibility that the original might die, is a bloody stupid idea. For a start, here in the UK our dog and
cat homes are FULL , on a pretty much constant basis, to overflowing with animals who have been either abused or not properly cared for. If one is
missing a four legged companion, one has only to visit one of these fine establishments, and give ones heart to a new friend, one who already exists,
and needs help.
How anyone could prefer to have a copy of thier previous furry pal, which might not psychologically resemble the original, rather than rescue an
animal from a shelter is utterly beyond me.
I think cloning has its place in the present and future of science, technology, and maybe even society at somepoint, but this is not the way forward,
not least because it ignores the needs of pre-existing animals, which no pet owner ought to be able to do without a sick feeling in thier gut.
My friend had a cat called April. When ever I used to visit with my friend, April became MY cat. She would sit on my chest, and nuzzle my beard, and
fall asleep right then and there, or sit there having a conversation with me, meowing at me from her perch on my sternum. I used to look after her
when my friend was away on holiday also. She is dead now. She had a brain bleed, right behind one eye, and despite treatment and a course of
medication, off she went. It was very sad. But, I would rather get myself a different furry friend than try and replicate one who had been so dear to
me as April was. There could never be a substitue, not for that cat. But there could be a totally new friendship, which would be unique and special in
its own way. Messing about in the middle though? Not for me.