by Mark Neckameyer
December 25, 2004
Regarding to flap over whether it is ethical to clone a favorite
cat for $50K;
My wife and I volunteer to work those cat adoption events you
see at Petsmart and Petco. We donate money regularly to
the ASPCA and I volunteer to assist Cat Rescue and Abyssinian
Cat Rescue with spay and neuter clinics and fund raising.
I have owned cats all my life and have three cats right now,
all rescued cats. One of these cats is the nicest, smartest,
friendliest cat I have ever owned and I am not ashamed to say
that I love her. God or nature, you pick, gives cats a
much shorter life span than we get and my favorite cat is getting
old. What is wrong with me paying money to have an exact
physical copy of her made? Why is this different than buying
a pedigreed cat from a breeder or pet store which, in a way would
also take the place of a cat that could be adopted? The
price alone keeps this new technology from being done in a whim
so why not?
I hope the price of cat cloning comes down or the value of my
stock portfolio goes up so I can make this cat that I love so
I love my wife too now so ?????? .......
Irvine, CA - USA
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