Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Horses, Dogs and Cats Cloning
I have an old dog FIDO who I am truly devoted to who is also devoted to me and at 15 years old I consider each new year we are lucky enough to still have him with us is a bonus.
While doing some research for my other site I came across a news article about Horse and Donkey Cloning , and on further research found it would even be possible to clone FIDO.
Now this got me thinking would it be right to clone FIDO or when it is his time allow his time to pass and remember him for the great companion he has been.
The article about horse cloning is here BBC Article First Horse Cloning back from 2003 which covers cloning a very pretty Haflinger Prometea in Italy and a Mule in Idaho.
Now the interesting addition to the story is just this year Prometea has given birth to a colt Pegaso, story here Prometea Has A Colt
Of course because these things cost money and because of the money in Horse Racing most of the discussions are with regard to Horse Racing , but it does raise a number of other questions in my own mind about the whole ethical question of Cloning and if it took off just how far it could go.
I just wondered on other's thoughts on cloning dogs, cats and horses