Then, we got to the interesting part, the neighborhood. It seems I have a neighbor who started this company, Genetic Savings and Clone.
This came up because I now know there are three cloned dogs in my neighborhood, owned by these people, and one of them had gotten loose and was running around frantically in a dangerous area with an array of cars. No one was stopping to help the dog, not realizing this was a dog worth $250,000.
So, these people had a dog they loved and it was aging and so they cloned it, but the three new dogs don't look like the old dog.
It also seems there was a gentle bull. He is the bull you see in the old Merrill-Lynch commercials. Who wouldn't want to clone a gentle bull? But the "duplicate" is not gentle. He is mean.
So, we have Humane Societies around here in desperate need of money, and there are animals who need homes. I have been thinking of non-attachment since my body is still hovering in the fear that it might have had a rather quick departure from this realm as I know and appreciate it. I miss my pets who have died and I miss family and friends, but would I want to clone them? What is that about? Would I want to be cloned? No way!
I understand research and discovery, but I think a family spending this kind of money to clone a pet might have been better off using it for therapy on learning how to let go. I don't know the people, don't know the dogs, and certainly don't want to offend, but though we all have a different scale on what we call progress this seems a little over the top.
On the other hand, after seeing this interview last night on Carl Hiassen on Sixty Minutes, I learn that what may seem way over the top, is, in fact, true.