Pros and Cons Of Cloning Animals

By Aya Fares

Advantages of Cloning

  • Lowers the chance of an animal extinction

  • Mostly successful

  • Results in only superior animals

  • Demonstrates controlled testing

  • Harvests organs

  • Demonstrates preservation
  • Cloned cows produce high-protein milk
  • A great way to save endangered animals

Disadvantages of Animal Cloning

  • Not always healthy for animals once produced

  • Cows would not always healthy for humans to eat

    • in fact it can cause diseases in humans once eaten

  • Very expensive

  • Not so great by-product safety

  • Goes beyond some moral, ethnic, and religious boundaries

Fun Facts About Cloning

  • All navel oranges are clones
  • There is no actual evidence that human cloning has actually happened
  • The term “clone” came from the biologist, JBS Haldane in 1963
  • The reproductive cloning of a human is banned in the European Union
  • 95% of animal cloning attempts fail
  • For about $100,000, a lab in South Korea will clone your pet for you
  • The former Miss Wyoming World, Joyce Bernann McKinney, had her dog cloned
  • Dolly the sheep, named after Dolly Parton, was the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell and lived for six years
  • Clonaid is considered the “first human cloning company in the world.” They claim to have successfully cloned humans but isn't confirmed
Feb 24, 1997 Dolly the Sheep Video ABC News