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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Animal Cloning We describe cloning as the scientific process of somatic nuclear transfer that allows for researchers to copy genetic traits of particular species, and in turn create exact living replicas (Rudenko & Matheson, 2007). Animal cloning is an ever so expanding resource and technology that has been advancing since the 1990’s when the first clone of a sheep was "born." In 1997, the first cloned sheep named “Dolly” had been the first successfully born clone out of over 277 attempts as “Dolly” was observed to have twice the lifespan of any previous attempt which made her the breakthrough to a new period of possibilities in to civilization (Ibtisham, Qadir, Xiao, & An, 2017). The cloning of animals has proved to be beneficial towards many different aspects of the world and has helped proved sufficient resources to those in need. Regrettably, to produce such benefits, there is a great deal of struggle and divergence on how and why shouldn’t they be fabricated. This paper will examine the advantages, misconceptions and fears, and ethical concerns that involve the use of cloning animals for human beings welfare. As our technology has moved forward in advancing its capabilities, we have discovered many fascinating uses that come from the cloning of animals. Over the centuries, the creation of animal cloning has benefited many industries, such as livestock agricultural, medical research, and pharmaceutical testing (Wells, 2005). Some benefits of cloning animals ranges from the transmission of desired traits for selective breeding at a quick pace, production of livestock for breeding programs, livestock production, conservation of endangered species, disease model clones produced with the aim of studying and investigating possible treatments for a disease, as well as pharmaceutical applications with the purpose of providing helpful medication to human beings (Ibtisham, Qadir, Xiao, & An, 2017). The cloning of animals also allows for those
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involved to attempt to improve any genetic makeups of animals that might have struggles in living a full termed life without any complications. While there has been a good deal of benefits to society from the cloning of animals, we must also look into the issues, fears, and risks that come from attempting to recreate these types of animals. The cloning of animals is known to have many advantages to society, but these advantages come with a significant amount of issues from the processes. These issues that arise from the cloning of animals are the negative consequences to animals, human beings, and the environment (Fiester, 2005). The negative implications of cloning in regards to the animals is the pain and suffering that they experience due to the cloning; which includes the suffering that they undergo during cloning procedures, the obstetrical complications that occur in the surrogate animal, the health of cloned animals, and the suffering animals will be forced to endure if cloned to exhibit, for researching certain diseases and pathologies (Fiester, 2005).
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  • Winter '13
  • ShannonSimkins
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