Pet cloning: Would you pay $50,000 to have your dog cloned?
What would you be willing to pay to keep your furry buddy alive for another life? Or would the idea never occur to you?
It turns out that some people are opting to have their pets cloned.
Sam Carol is the owner of the Instagram account "Tinkerbelle the Dog," which has 500,000 followers. She's also thinking about cloning Tinkerbelle, but isn't sure yet.
"Aquamation" is a new method that allows pet owners to avoid cremation. Carol stated on Banfield on Thursday, I don't know at this moment.
I'm grateful for this fantastic cooperation and the opportunity to preserve Tinkerbelle's DNA. In terms of pushing forward... I'm not sure. But I also want everyone to know that she hasn't been cloned yet.
Carol did remark, though, that her dog's DNA is on file in case she wishes to go ahead with the procedure.
Only a small percentage of individuals are willing to clone their pets, according to Melanin Rodriguez of ViaGen Pets, a company that clones cats, dogs, and horses.
Rodriguez claims that cloning is prohibitively expensive. Cloning a dog costs $50,000 and cloning a cat costs $35,000. As a result, it's not something that everyone does.
The ferret is the first clone of an endangered species in the United States.
One of their most popular services, she said, is conserving the pet's DNA for future cloning.
It may be as low as $1,600, Rodriguez said. So you have the option of calling them one day if you wish. You're not obligated to.
Every year, she claims, they clone more and more creatures.
Scientists cloned the first endangered species in the United States last February, a black-footed ferret cloned from the genes of an animal that perished more than 30 years ago.