You love your companion cat or dog. You are grief stricken when you get the news—your companion has cancer, no hope for a cure. You want to preserve every moment possible with your companion. You want to never let go of him or her. You hear about pet cloning and wonder if this is the way to keep your irreplaceable friend by your side.
Some grief-stricken companion animal owners think that cloning Fido or Fluffy will keep alive the companion they so loved. However, according to an article on pet cloning, “…cloning remains an experimental technology with an extremely high failure rate, causing hundreds of animals to suffer to produce each cloned cat or dog. In addition, numerous cloning attempts have demonstrated that a cloned animal is unlikely to resemble the original physically or behaviorally….”
If you really miss your Fido or Fluffy, visit your local animal shelter and save a life that is already here. Bring home a shelter dog or cat and give that animal the best life you possibly can. You may find another friend who will never replace the animal who died but who will find a new place in your heart and home.
When you think about it…trying to replace a beloved friend through cloning dishonors the friend and puts other animals at risk. Honor your companion animal by saving lives, not destroying them.