Do you remember Dolly the sheep? She became famous as the first successfully cloned mammal. Recently, a family in San Diego decided to create their own version of Dolly.
Remembering a Hero Dog
David and Alicia Tschirhart got their beloved Labrador Marley when he was a puppy. Over the years, they naturally bonded with the adorable pup.
That bond became even stronger during a mountain hike that took place when Alicia was pregnant. As she reached for what she thought was a long stick, Marley batted away what turned out to be a rattlesnake.
A Happy Frankenstein Story
When Marley died, the family wanted to honor their hero dog. In what you might call a happy twist on the Frankenstein story, they turned to ViaGen Pets & Equine, a company that specializes in pet cloning.
The result is Ziggy, a Labrador puppy who looks, plays and acts uncannily like Marley.
Is Pet Cloning Comforting or Creepy?
Do you think it would be comforting or creepy to see your beloved pet come back to life?
If you want to do the same thing, the cloning company says there’s a one-year waiting list for cloning and the cost is $50,000. Perhaps giving a loving home and a second chance to a rescue dog is a better alternative. We would love to know your thoughts.
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