May 16, 2005
If You Love Something, Set it Free. If You REALLY Love It, Clone It!
$50 will stash Fluffy or Fido's DNA away for safe keeping, should you ever want to decide that the millions of adorable, lovable strays at thousands of shelters around the country are just not as good as a "replica" of your own pet. Savings and Clone at your service.
Silliness, this is. Sheer silliness. Clones have been shown to vary greatly from their originals, with different numbers of teeth, different fur patterns, different allergies, different food preferences, different personalities. I just hope people understand that a clone is not a replica, and rather unneccessary, and not guaranteed to age normally or be healthy in general.
For good measure, a few extra links, and an urging: Don't buy a dog or cat from a pet store. Adopt a stray from your local shelter. They will give you years of love and companionship, and you'll save a life!
Humane Society of the United States.
Tails A'Waggin.org (a no-kill shelter back home in Indiana).