How much would you pay???
First watch this video!
This couple loved their dog SO much they had Lancelot cloned – for the steep price of $155,000. Perhaps the most interesting point of this video is the comments below that explore the moral and ethical qualities that cloning this dog have. In the video they talk about the dog looking and walking just as their own dog did, and how so far the dog seems to have the same disposition as the original dog. This idea of cloning goes against different books and movies such as The Island and Never Let Me Go that insinuate that clones have unique personalities, and that disposition is not “clone-able”, and that personality traits are developed through nurture, not through nature. Granted, this dog has the same genetic makeup as the first dog did, and is being raised in the same home with the same people, so maybe an exact copy of the animal is not altogether out of the question.
This example of a cloned animal is not for a family, or meant to be a pet, but meant as some kind of genetic anomaly. In the clip they discuss the cloned glow in the dark cat as an aide to working on the genetic code of animals, which could someday help endangered animal protection. However, the caretakers of the glow in the dark cat don’t say why or how this cat helps with the problem, and it seems to just be kind of a “freak show” idea at the moment, as a cloned cat put on exhibition on the morning news surely is.