Losing a pet can be utterly devastating. Many people see their pets as a member of their family, and no one wants someone they love to die.
Recently, there have been some news stories involving the cloning of pets. Scientists have made huge developments in cloning in recent years. Is cloning pets going to become a possibility eventually? Will people be able to have their pets cloned after death?
While cloning pets are definitely possible, it’s unlikely that there will be a huge market in the future. Right now, scientists have been able to clone animals under relatively ideal situations. Cloning a pet after death, from a contaminated DNA sample, will be a lot more challenging.
If people can have pets commercially cloned, they will probably need to begin the process while their pet is still alive. There, researchers will be able to obtain all of the samples they need to create a clone.
It’s also unlikely that cloning will be affordable to the general public anytime soon. Right now, the cost of creating a single clone is unfathomably high. Only the wealthiest people in the world would be able to afford to have a clone made.
With that said, all technological advances can become more accessible in time. Researchers will probably find ways to simplify cloning, and a lot of the equipment that they use will become less costly.
In fairness, science has progressed thoroughly throughout the years, especially related to medicine. If you told people we would be burning holes in eyes with lasers, they would probably laugh at you. Yet, that is exactly what cataract surgery is.
People in our generation may never see cloning become commonplace. With that said, our children may very well have the ability to clone their pets after they pass on.
Cloning is possible. Scientists have created clones, and cloning exists in nature. If researchers keep making new advances, people will eventually be able to clone their pets and spend time with them again.