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Pet Loss: Should You Clone Your Cat?


Clone a Cat, Go To Jail
...or at least pay a fine. That's the goal of animal welfare activists who announced recently that they are seeking state and federal restrictions on the small but growing pet-cloning industry.

The effort has been spearheaded by the American Anti-Vivisection Society [AAVS] (in suburban Philadelphia), and takes aim at companies such as Genetic Savings and Clone Inc., the California company that began to fill orders for cloned cats last year. The clones - which have sold for $50,000 each - are genetic duplicates of a customer's deceased pet and represent the leading edge of an emerging sector that advocates predict could eventually reap billions of dollars for corporate cloners. The movie, the 6th Day , starring the erstwhile governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, features pet cloning businesses in a shopping mall during its opening sequences. It may soon be the case that life imitates art in this respect and pet cloning franchises may start popping up in common shopping venues. But not if the AAVS have their way.

Should Cloning Be Allowed?
Several companies are racing to compete with Genetic Savings and Clone, the current industry leader, which has produced about a half-dozen cloned cats and aims to achieve the more difficult goal of cloning a dog this year. Some companies are already selling fish genetically engineered to glow in the dark, while one has said it will soon produce cats engineered to not cause reactions in people allergic to them.

The AAVS petitioned the Department of Agriculture to regulate pet-cloning companies as it does other animal research labs under the Animal Welfare Act. The act demands minimum standards of animal care and detailed reporting of the fates of laboratory animals. They have also been working with a California lawmaker to introduce state legislation that would ban the sale of cloned or genetically engineered pets.

Are Grieving Pet Owners Being Taken Advantage Of?
"Pet cloning companies offer false hope of never having to let go of a pet and are causing harm to animals in the process," the AAVS concluded in a report, "Pet Cloning: Separating Facts From Fluff."

Managers of Genetics Savings and Clone denied emphatically that their enterprise takes advantage of grieving pet owners or harms animals. "We bend over backwards to make sure people are doing this for the right reasons," said company president Lou Hawthorne. Nonetheless, he said, "we're open to additional oversight, provided it makes sense."

The Risks Involved For Cloned Animals
Previously cloned animals have suffered high rates of biological abnormalities and unexpected deaths during gestation and in the first days of life. Hawthorne said that has not been the case with cats. But critics said the process raises other concerns, including the welfare of egg donor and surrogate-mother animals that must undergo multiple surgeries as part of the process of making clones.

The Risks To Owners
The potential for consumer fraud is also an issue. Clones tend to be ordered by people who are grieving the loss of a much-loved pet and who may have unrealistically high expectations of their clones. Although they share identical genetic profiles, clones do not always resemble originals because coat patterns are not strictly genetically determined. Personalities and behavior patterns are even less predictable on the basis of genetics alone. All personalities are products of some basic genetics, and the environment in which the animal is raised and, since a particular environment can never be perfectly recreated (there's always a random element) personalities will, most likely, be different as well in any clone. "Consumers are likely under the impression that a clone is a carbon copy. We believe they are being misled," AAVS policy analyst Crystal Miller-Spiegel said.

David Magnus, director of Stanford University's Center for Biomedical Ethics, spoke more bluntly. "People are not getting what they think they're getting," Magnus said. "This is a $50,000 rip-off."

There is certainly a war of words beginning between the cloning businesses and the AAVS. It's likely to become a more contentious issue as there's potentially a lot of money to be made (at $50,000 per kitten) and companies may see the AAVS's concerns as hurting those potential profits. It's going to be a case of "Watch This Space".

Conclusion
Personally, however, cloning is one option I'm not in favor of but it might be for you if you're looking at replacing a pet that's died. As I mentioned above, the clone may look identical to your lost companion but the personality will likely be different. That's not to say the personality will be better or worse, just different. Look at it this way - how many sets of identical twins have the same personalities despite having the same genetic make-up and being raised in the same environment? There are always random factors involved. Every personality is unique and passes by this way only once.

If you find yourself in a position where you would consider cloning to be an option that will help you cope with the death of your cat, you should do some background reading first. The National Geographic have a news item on pet cloning and some people's reaction to it.

Gary Nugent, a software engineer by profession, has been a life-long animal lover, especially of cats and is the webmaster of http://www.cat-oholics.com - a site that helps you make the best choices to keep your cat healthy, happy and long-lived. The site contains information about cats in general, health issues that can affect them, some of their weird and wonderful behavior patterns, their history, and how to choose various products, supplies and toys for your feline furball. And, not to forget about you...there are a few things on the site to keep cat owners amused as well.


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Facial recognition program to help find lost pets  El Paso Inc.

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Will heat burn your pet's feet? It depends  Moscow-Pullman Daily News

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Online tool reconnecting missing pets with parents  FOX21News.com

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Pets meant to bring companionship during pandemic are being brought back to animal rescues  WRGB

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Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week  The Florida Times-Union

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Residents, pets escape blaze at Adamsburg apartment building, but 8 people left homeless  TribLIVE

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Pets Page: Columbus Animal Care Services  The Republic

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Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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How at-home euthanasia can provide comfort to pets and owners  The Washington Post

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Pets of the week: Bonded cats looking for a home together  Duluth News Tribune

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Robotic pets helping local seniors fight loneliness, anxiety  Joplin Globe

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Pets Page: Bartholomew County Humane Society  The Republic

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Pets of the Week: Max and Ruby  The Mercury News

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Critter Corner: Keep your pets safe from your stash  Inside NoVA

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Conservation Department says not to dump pets after red-tailed boa found near Kirbyville  KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com

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How to keep your pet from making a mess  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Here's why you should clean and replace your pet's toys  Journal Times

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Many DC-Area Shelters See Drop in Pet Surrenders During Pandemic  NBC4 Washington

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Eastern Area Agency on Aging gets donation to help pets  WABI

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Pets available for adoption in King William  Daily Press

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San Antonio Pets Alive! is overflowing with animals, administrators say; fosters and adopters needed  KSAT San Antonio

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Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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Pets with Potential: Meet Polly Walnuts and her babies  WCAX

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‘Pet anxiety is real’: More employers willing to allow pandemic-pets when staff return to the office  Digiday

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Pets on the Plaza: Meet Jet - 47abc  WMDT

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Looking for a home: Adoptable pets in Lane County  The Register-Guard

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Pets may need time to adjust as more people spend time out of homes  News8000.com - WKBT

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Keep pets safe, keep people safe | The Blade  Toledo Blade

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Tampa Bay area pets hoping to be adopted  Tampa Bay Times

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Don’t forget your pets in your family’s emergency preparedness plan  WJXT News4JAX

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In Seattle, the pandemic separates pets from owners — but there's help  Crosscut

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Young-Williams Pet of the Week: Slash  WATE 6 On Your Side

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Second Covid-19 wave leaves pets orphaned  Hindustan Times

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Pets: Bentley the lap cat  Sun Community News

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Pet Adoption In The Lakewood-JBLM Area: See The Latest Pets  Lakewood, WA Patch

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's cutest pets through the years - from their beloved dog Lupo to Marvin...  HELLO!

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7th annual Hot Dog Run features prizes, costume contest for pets  NewsWest9.com

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Meet Luna and Shadow, NewsWest 9's Pets of the Week  NewsWest9.com

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Pet of the Week: Lisa  KGET 17

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Pet photos from USA TODAY readers to brighten your day  USA TODAY

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Paws Abilities, a locally-owned pet store, now open on 41st Street  KELOLAND.com

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'Pet Stars' Fans Will Love These Pet Products for Influencers  Decider

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Pet of the Week: PD  County 17

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China's 'blind box' pets craze sparks outrage  Philstar.com

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Learn pet PCS process – Fort Carson Mountaineer  fortcarsonmountaineer.com

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Pets of the Week: Celebrate good times with Beefcake, Buddy and Sissy  Burlington County Times

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With more pandemic pets, officials want you to leash up  WCAX

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‘Melon seedlings make good pets’: how lockdown made us love houseplants  The Guardian

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Weis Markets kicks off Paws for Pets | Local News | dailyitem.com  Sunbury Daily Item

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The Unshakeable Interspecies Bond of Pet Moms  Vogue

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Want to adopt a pet this weekend? For $25, you can become a Dog or Cat Mom (or Dad) this Mother's Day weekend  KPRC Click2Houston

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How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger  The New York Times

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Best robot vacuums for pet hair in 2021  Tom's Guide

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Chesapeake Humane Society opening second location in closed pet hotel; offering crisis boarding program  WAVY.com

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‘Urgent need’: Orange County Animal Services caring for nearly 300 pets, seeking adopters  WFTV Orlando

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Emmet County to consider rate increase on impounded animals  Petoskey News-Review

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Charleston Animal Society helping pets in a unique way  Live 5 News WCSC

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My friend set up a GoFundMe to pay for her sick pet, instead of getting a refund on our vacation. I canceled the trip. Who’s right?  MarketWatch

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Stolen pet dies shortly after return  WILX-TV

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More people are returning their ‘pandemic pet’ to shelters  WOWK 13 News

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Pandemic Pet Boom Boosts Results For Animal Health Companies  Financial Advisor Magazine

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Empty the Shelters: Help pets find forever homes this week  WOODTV.com

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Vegan Couple Banned From Owning Pets  LADbible

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The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work  CNN

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Subaru Launches Pet Accessories Line | News | petproductnews.com  PetProductNews.com

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Hilton launches a dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic  CNN

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Residents escape blaze, but several pets die in Holly Apartments fire  My Buckhannon

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Mustang - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Mustang  KCBD

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10 Cute Mother's Day Gifts for Devoted Pet Parents  PEOPLE

Adopt A Pet From Joliet Area Shelters: New Pets Added This Week - Joliet, IL Patch
Adopt A Pet From Joliet Area Shelters: New Pets Added This Week  Joliet, IL Patch

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Couple Who Fed Puppies Only Vegan Food Are Banned From Owning Pets, Fined  Newsweek

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ANIMAL WELFARE – Adopt a pet | News | stwnewspress.com  Stillwater News Press

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Vote 4 the Best: Pets - Voting  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Puppy stolen from Arlington Heights pet store - FOX 32 Chicago
Puppy stolen from Arlington Heights pet store  FOX 32 Chicago

Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing - WLNS
Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing  WLNS

‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side - The New York Times
‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side  The New York Times

Adopt a Pet Cat or Dog This Mother's Day Weekend - Long Island Press
Adopt a Pet Cat or Dog This Mother's Day Weekend  Long Island Press

Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms - CBS News
Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms  CBS News

BISSELL Pet Foundation hosts adoption event in West Michigan - Fox17
BISSELL Pet Foundation hosts adoption event in West Michigan  Fox17

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Cleveland APL Pet of the Weekend: Martin, a loveable 9-year-old domestic shorthair cat  News 5 Cleveland

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Pet Adoption Event Planned At South Bay Ralphs Locations  Patch.com

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Dog stolen in Arlington Heights pet store burglary  WGN TV Chicago

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Cats are 'underserved': Will pet food industry fix that?  PetfoodIndustry.com

Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana - San Clemente Times
Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana  San Clemente Times

Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2 - Summit Daily News
Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2  Summit Daily News

Pet of the Week for May 8, 2021: Lynn - Columbus Telegram
Pet of the Week for May 8, 2021: Lynn  Columbus Telegram

Thieves break into Arlington Heights pet store after hours, steal $5K Toy Yorkshire Terrier puppy: Police - Chicago Tribune
Thieves break into Arlington Heights pet store after hours, steal $5K Toy Yorkshire Terrier puppy: Police  Chicago Tribune

10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products to Help You Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat or Dog - PEOPLE
10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products to Help You Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat or Dog  PEOPLE

Isle of Palms police cautioning pet owners due to increased coyote sightings - Live 5 News WCSC
Isle of Palms police cautioning pet owners due to increased coyote sightings  Live 5 News WCSC

UK Sets Up Taskforce To Tackle Rising Pet Theft During Lockdown - The Epoch Times
UK Sets Up Taskforce To Tackle Rising Pet Theft During Lockdown  The Epoch Times

Dogs Blamed For Killing Family Pets In Hyrum Neighborhood - ksltv.com
Dogs Blamed For Killing Family Pets In Hyrum Neighborhood  ksltv.com

Pet Pals: Carlos - WLOS
Pet Pals: Carlos  WLOS

Humane society Pet of the Week: Bree - Tahoe Daily Tribune
Humane society Pet of the Week: Bree  Tahoe Daily Tribune

Pet Talk with Dr. Scott Blanton - ConchoValleyHomepage.com
Pet Talk with Dr. Scott Blanton  ConchoValleyHomepage.com

SPCA Westchester Pets of the Week - River Journal Staff
SPCA Westchester Pets of the Week  River Journal Staff

PAWS Pet Of The Week: Leonard - CBS Chicago
PAWS Pet Of The Week: Leonard  CBS Chicago

Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes  Tampa Bay Times

5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police - ABC News
5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police  ABC News

Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you  Tampa Bay Times

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Pets Lifeline begins move into new facility  Sonoma Index-Tribune

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