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Get the Family Dog Cloned 240

Posted by samzenpus
from the love-them-twice-today dept.
Anonymous writes "Some of you may have seen 'The 6th Day,' the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger a few years back. If you recall there was a 're-pet' cloning service to get your dog back if you ever lost them. Enter 'Best Friends Again': 'A US biotech company on Wednesday announced it will auction off the right for five dog owners to have their furry best friend cloned, with bidding starting at 100,000 dollars. "BioArts International ... will sell five dog cloning service slots to the general public via a worldwide online auction," the California-based biotech start-up said in a statement.'"
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Get the Family Dog Cloned

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  • by crazybit (918023) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @07:58AM (#23503216)
    are Playboy bunnies.

    wonder if I can clone them too...
  • Ridiculous (Score:5, Funny)

    by oodaloop (1229816) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @07:59AM (#23503236)
    If we can put a man on the moon, I should be able to get my dog cloned for under 100k.
  • by Hal_Porter (817932) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @08:09AM (#23503304)

    Let's face it, you are going to have to invest the time to re-train the clone, so isn't genetically descended almost identical to genetically-identical in practical terms?
    No, the cloned dog is souless Thing That Should Not Be. Probably possesed by a demon from hell.

    Imagine that a demon with the face of your best friend. Muahahaha.
  • by Hankapobe (1290722) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @08:20AM (#23503378)

    So how many deformed and killed 'non viable' cloned puppies does it take to produce a successful one. (Can you tell I am totally against this.)

    Dick Cheney has to get his liquid refreshment from somewhere.

  • by antifoidulus (807088) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @08:28AM (#23503456) Homepage Journal
    No, the cloned dog is souless Thing That Should Not Be. Probably possesed by a demon from hell.

    How is that different from dogs that aren't clones? *(Cat person)
  • by Dog-Cow (21281) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @08:59AM (#23503816)
    You're on slashdot. Of course you're against human reproduction! :)
  • by somersault (912633) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @09:01AM (#23503830) Homepage Journal
    What were the headlines like that day?

    "Now you can keep your Boogers forever!"

    "Woman buys $50,000 artificial Booger"

    "Chinese scientists follow God's nose, extract Booger"

  • by MrNaz (730548) * on Thursday May 22, 2008 @09:34AM (#23504266) Homepage
    Mauling is in the eye of the beholder. You call it "mauling their face off". I call it "love nipping". Don't let your opinions colour your judgment, cat person.
  • by EMeta (860558) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @10:08AM (#23504704)
    Most cats I know come when called. You just have to understand their real names are all the sound a can opening makes.
  • by KermodeBear (738243) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @10:08AM (#23504708) Homepage

    If you want to have a dog, you might as well have a child.
    Are you kidding me? Children:
    * Can't be potty trained for over a year. A dog takes a few days.
    * Can't be left alone for a few hours. A dog is perfectly fine by himself.
    * Are extremely expensive. Dogs are very cheap in comparison.
    * Will turn into teenagers and dress in all black to spite you. Dogs are always affectionate.

    Dogs are way better than human children, and they're a hell of a lot cuter, too. I have no idea why humans breed these days, at least here in the US.

    I'd have to disagree that cats are 'just as affectionate' as dogs. I have lived with both. I have also lived with horses, rabbits, cattle, snakes, mice, fish, ferrets, and a few other critters. None of them are as affectionate or attentive as a dog. I would put horses or ferrets second.

    Dogs are designed to be pack animals. Cats are designed to be independent loners. One is going to be more affectionate and social than the other by default. Sure, there are always exceptions, but in general, I've found this to be true.

    Cats are great if all you want is a fuzzy companion walking about that doesn't require maintenance, and if your living space is limited. Dogs are great if you want more interaction, and don't mind the extra work and you have more room.

    I would never, ever keep a dog in an apartment or a small house, not even one of those little ankle biters. Dogs need some room to run around.

    That said, dogs really aren't all that much work. I have three dogs right now. I put out food for them to eat as they wish, I change the water twice a day, and they have a doggie door out into a fenced yard if they want to pee or whatever. Check over the yard every day or two and pick up any poop, only takes a few minutes to clean up. It works really well.

    I've also never seen a cat play fetch, play tug of war, warn strangers, get my slippers, etc., etc. Dogs have a more advanced brain (I'm not going to dig up the articles, but you can find them if you want) and are simply capable of more. Cats are more hard wired. Granted, automatic potty training is a plus, but beyond that your options are limited.

    Another reason I prefer dogs? They're awesome kissers. (o:
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 22, 2008 @10:26AM (#23504962)

    Another reason I prefer dogs? They're awesome kissers. (o:
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