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Should the government (or other people) be allowed to clone extinct animals?

Asked by: TheSocialGamer
  • Cloning of Extinct Animals

    The question proposes an idea that the technology that we currently have in cloning should be invested in attempting to clone animals that are nearly extinct or extinct from our world. As a God conscious man, I feel that we shouldn't, however, if there is the technology available and it is successful in cloning animals and not humans, then I feel it is our duty to keep the life of a dying breed going. Every animal on this planet has its purpose and if certain extinct animals serve a purpose in our wildlife they ought to continue to serve its purpose and not die out. Unfortunately many of the near-extinct animals are nearing extinction by the hands of humans and it is our responsibility to ensure that we give an opportunity to these same animals to thrive and survive.

  • No thank you

    Before we run off debating this topic, let us first speak of how cloning is done. The cells of the original animal is put into the uterus of an animal of the same breed. Then, we let the animal continue to grow inside the uterus.

    First of all clones do not help us with our issue. If there is only one last of the animal and we clone it, it must be a female animal. Otherwise, if we put it into the uterus of another animal, it will most likely die. If the last animal is always going to be female, then what is the point anyways? We are really letting the species live again, we are simply making the last animal live a longer life. Don't ever forget that these species have feelings too and if we as humans are cloning them to let them live on and do scientific testings with them, it truly counts as domestic abuse and a form of absolute cruelty.

    My second reason is that genetic mutations will occur under the circumstance. When a clone is created, the genetics of the animal will be the same as the previous. So, as I have stated before if this happens, constant clones will need to be created or else this will lead to the problem of animals being incest. As we know, incest is due to reproduction between closely blood related creatures. According to research, incest can lead to the lowered intelligence quotient of creatures hence creating a genetically mutated new species.

    Backing on to my previous point, animals are most probably extinct due to environmental changes so even if we clone close to extinct animals, they will not survive because the environment has changed. This leads on to a more philosophical point. The environment as we know it is changing. That means evolution. One of the greatest reasons of extinction is because of the statement "survival of the fittest". Under these circumstances, different species will continue to evolve and so this will be a method bound to not happen in the future.

    These are just some of the reasons to why we as humans should definitely not clone extinct animals.

  • We should clone animals

    You might have seen the Jurassic Park movies. In the original feature film, based on the Michael Crichton novel, scientists use DNA preserved for tens of millions of years to clone dinosaurs. They run into trouble, however, when they realize that the cloned creatures were smarter and fiercer than expected.

  • Cloning of extinct animals is good.

    If we have the ability to bring an animal back from the dead, we should. Cloning of extinct animals would not only afford us that opportunity, but also allow us to study that animal's behavior against the view of the present day. It would be incredibly interesting, and would allow scientists to do something great.

  • No thank you

    Before we run off debating this topic, let us first speak of how cloning is done. The cells of the original animal is put into the uterus of an animal of the same breed. Then, we let the animal continue to grow inside the uterus.

    First of all clones do not help us with our issue. If there is only one last of the animal and we clone it, it must be a female animal. Otherwise, if we put it into the uterus of another animal, it will most likely die. If the last animal is always going to be female, then what is the point anyways? We are really letting the species live again, we are simply making the last animal live a longer life. Don't ever forget that these species have feelings too and if we as humans are cloning them to let them live on and do scientific testings with them, it truly counts as domestic abuse and a form of absolute cruelty.

    My second reason is that genetic mutations will occur under the circumstance. When a clone is created, the genetics of the animal will be the same as the previous. So, as I have stated before if this happens, constant clones will need to be created or else this will lead to the problem of animals being incest. As we know, incest is due to reproduction between closely blood related creatures. According to research, incest can lead to the lowered intelligence quotient of creatures hence creating a genetically mutated new species.

    Backing on to my previous point, animals are most probably extinct due to environmental changes so even if we clone close to extinct animals, they will not survive because the environment has changed. This leads on to a more philosophical point. The environment as we know it is changing. That means evolution. One of the greatest reasons of extinction is because of the statement "survival of the fittest". Under these circumstances, different species will continue to evolve and so this will be a method bound to not happen in the future.

    These are just some of the reasons to why we as humans should definitely not clone extinct animals.

  • There are many problems to cloning and reasons as of why we shan't clone extinct animals.

    Before we run off debating this topic, let us first speak of how cloning is done. The cells of the original animal is put into the uterus of an animal of the same breed. Then, we let the animal continue to grow inside the uterus.

    First of all clones do not help us with our issue. If there is only one last of the animal and we clone it, it must be a female animal. Otherwise, if we put it into the uterus of another animal, it will most likely die. If the last animal is always going to be female, then what is the point anyways? We are really letting the species live again, we are simply making the last animal live a longer life. Don't ever forget that these species have feelings too and if we as humans are cloning them to let them live on and do scientific testings with them, it truly counts as domestic abuse and a form of absolute cruelty.

    My second reason is that genetic mutations will occur under the circumstance. When a clone is created, the genetics of the animal will be the same as the previous. So, as I have stated before if this happens, constant clones will need to be created or else this will lead to the problem of animals being incest. As we know, incest is due to reproduction between closely blood related creatures. According to research, incest can lead to the lowered intelligence quotient of creatures hence creating a genetically mutated new species.

    Backing on to my previous point, animals are most probably extinct due to environmental changes so even if we clone close to extinct animals, they will not survive because the environment has changed. This leads on to a more philosophical point. The environment as we know it is changing. That means evolution. One of the greatest reasons of extinction is because of the statement "survival of the fittest". Under these circumstances, different species will continue to evolve and so this will be a method bound to not happen in the future.

    These are just some of the reasons to why we as humans should definitely not clone extinct animals.


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