“People have a hard time wrapping their brain around that it that it is a real technology,” Melain Rodriguez, a manager at the company, said in this report on television station web site KDKA.com. “It is not science fiction.” Viagen’s been doing this for more than 15 years and has successfully cloned thousands of animals including cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and – yes – dogs and cats.
The process isn’t cheap. A cloned dog costs $50,000, but cats are done for half the price which clearly confirms my position that dogs are just way better than cats.
Even at this price, the company reports it has a waiting list – and no, not professional breeders (the American Kennel Club will not register cloned dogs). It’s just normal people who desperately love their pets and are willing to pay just about anything to keep them – or a cloned version of them – still around. “Pets’ lives are very short compared to ours,” Rodriguez told KDKA, “so if you can clone that pet and have another one that is very similar, it’s very rewarding.”
Rodriguez assures us that your cloned pet will not be a Frankenstein. It will be “just a normal dog like any other dog. You would never know that he’s a cloned puppy.” Well, yeah but can’t my cloned dog at least know not to pee on the sofa like my dog does now? If so, then sign me up.