Pet Cloning: Pros And Cons Of Cloned Animals

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Register to read the introduction… For example wild dogs or sapsal dog are rare animals and should be protected and preserved so cloning could be a solution for them (Hansen B., 2008). It is argued that the preservation has not been successful and that while their habitat in nature has been keep destroying, cloning endangered species does not make any sense (Hansen B., 2008). Even though protecting their natural habitat is the best way to save these species, cloning can be considered as a back-up plan if preservation fails. Further to protecting endangered species, cloning animals can be used for producing talented animals. For example some dogs have the genetic abilities of an important sense of smell and cleverness to become drug and bomb sniffers (Hansen B., 2008). Only 10-15% of naturally raised dogs can be used as highly specialized crime fighters (Hansen B., 2008). Cloning can be applied on these dogs because of their talents. Finally, cloned animals can be used for biomedical research (Can Vet J., 2003). One can argued that if one accepts that there is no cloning mistake on cloned animal; control group and test group have the exactly same genetic codes. Hence, using them in experiments might provide more reliable results than studying on natural …show more content…
Pet cloning is an expensive and new procedure which is bringing a lot of trouble with it. Even though pet owners have high expectations from cloned animal, it is often observed that cloned pet is come with only the same appearance but different behaviour and various type of disseises. However there might be some pros of cloning pets like saving endangered species, having more reliable experiment results and copying the rare criminal fighter dogs. To sum up, it can be argued that most of the people clone their pets just because satisfying their feelings and when they see that the difference of the new and the old one, they even do not care about the cloned one as much as the old one. Legally, people should not be allowed to clone their pets whenever they want and cloning should be used only when it is …show more content…
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