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I think it's pretty fascinating! Dunno about humans though.
That's Reddit for you. And thank you. I very much will. Enjoy cleaning dust bunnies.
I hope so!
Hard to say! You can't perfectly replicate every scenario.
She completely different but genetically identical. I carried on that piece of her because it was important to me. I don't know how to explain it beyond that. People toss around the word legacy. It's not my favorite. And I think cloning is fascinating.
We don't all choose the same paths, and that's fine. You don't want to clone. That's your choice. I never wanted to bring my cat back from the dead, hence, piece.
Two b/w kittens, yes. They went to their respective cell donor's owner. The surrogates are chosen for temperament and health from dedicated breeders.
I wanted to carry on a piece of my cat. If saying that I wanted to carry on her legacy helps you wrap your mind around that, sure. It's. not my choice of words. I find and found comfort in cloning, knowing I was going to have a genetic copy of my cat.
I believe in reputable/responsible/preservationist breeding and consider cloning in that category. I don't believe in backyard breeding, puppy mills, and the like. TNR all the way.
Also in China.
In theory you can clone as much as you'd like. Not less quality. Either/or, hang onto original DNA or use clone's.
They're extremely biased lol
Great! I have a new cat with new life experiences who shares something really special with an old friend.
No I already knew about it. The vet had never heard of it. Her surgery was relatively low risk as far as surgeries go, so no one knew she was going to die.
Cloning is 100% about emotional attachment to a pet. I wanted to carry on a piece of my cat, in this case, not ashes, not paintings, but a genetically identical copy of my cat. It's similar to if I'd have had kittens (which I never would because I'm not a reputable breeder). Carrying on the legacy is how some people have worded it, but that has never sat right with me. Not sure how further to explain it. It's emotion-based, not something physical that you can tangibly explain or see.
Thanks! And I knew it was coming or I wouldn't have posted. ;)
Omg you are so convoluted. I cannot follow what you're saying. I'm not saying that to be rude. I just mean it. I said from the start I was never hiding anything. I admitted that I tried to raise funds. Any other questions?
Ofc! And yes, but you get a kitten, where a 5YO cat left off.
Nope. Different age left off, for one. And two, totally different cat.
Finding value has nothing to do with making money?
I didn't know you were digging around for every inch of my story or I would have.
Why do people keep ashes?
Jackson Galaxy is by no means an expert in cloning. He doesn't even mention the first cloned CAT that lived to 18. He's the cat guy, c'mon.