I am baffled that someone would commission a clone of a dead pet to the tune of $50k, but apparently this is exactly what a woman in Texas has done and the cloning of pets does not stop there:

The California company that produced the cat, Genetic Savings and Clone, says it hopes to produce the world’s first genetically cloned dog by next May.

What bothers me about this story is that $50K could help a lot of animals living in shelters, not to mention what it could do for children who don’t have enough food to eat.

In some way, it reminds me of that P.D. James book in which infertility amongst humans was so widespread that people started walking kittens around in baby carriages. Gawd, what was the name of that book?

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