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Clone your beloved Snookums for a mere $150k

Cloning is a subject of much debate here in the United States, therefore, we don’t hear of the cloning of animals by American scientists much. However, the process of cloning animals is done in other countries.

A Korean company called RNL Bio is working with the scientists who cloned the first canine named Snuppy.  The company is offering to clone deceased pets for the tidy sum of $150,000. A company spokeswoman says that the first customer, Bernann McKunney from California, has already signed up to have her dead pit bull cloned.

McKunney says she is particularly attached to the dead animal because it saved her life during an attack by another animal. RNL Bio says that ear tissue from the dog was preserved at a U.S. biotech lab before the animal’s death and that there is about a 25% chance of being able to clone a new animal from this tissue.

The actual cloning of the animal will be done by Seoul National University and led by veterinary professor Dr. Lee Byeong-chun.

Lee worked with the disgraced Hwang Woo-suk who was found to have falsified his research. Lee was in court many times alongside Hwang for allegations of misappropriating funds and was suspended for three months during the stem cell scandal.

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RE: I would!
By NinjaJedi on 2/18/2008 1:43:12 PM , Rating: 2
In the US it is considered animal cruelty if you let your declawed cat outside or live with cats that have claws. The cat cannot effectively defend themselves against other cats/animals without them.

I have 2 indoor cats and both are declawed. I'm glad one is because she is a pain and I would have needed stitches many times if she had claws. The other cat was already declawed before I took her in and if it was not for me she would have had to go to the pound and might not be alive today.

RE: I would!
By murphyslabrat on 2/18/2008 2:30:26 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously, you haven't met my friend's cat. He is declawed, but rules a house full of clawwed kitties. Apparently, he has teeth too.

RE: I would!
By NinjaJedi on 2/18/2008 6:37:21 PM , Rating: 2
By "kitties" to do mean kittens? Cause in most cases kittens will submit to an older cat and the older cat will not mean to really inflict harm to get them to submit.

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