This is scary. Has she already made arrangements with the organizations that would train these dogs and place them as service dogs for the handicapped or elderly? I find that very hard to believe, not only because of the breed but because of the liability issues. These are experimental cloned animals. There is no way to know how long they will live, what their temperaments will be, how reliable as service animals they will be long-term.Quote: McKinney, a screenwriter who taught drama at U.S. universities, said she will take three of the cloned dogs to her home in California and donate the others to work as service dogs for the handicapped or elderly.
Dogs cannot "reason". They have the ability to work out and solve a problem but they cannot "reason".Quote: By McKinley:
"The most unusual thing about Booger was that he has a unique ability to reason," she said.
Do you know of a service organization that would take a cloned animal to train as a service animal and then place it in the hands of a person who needed such an animal? Is the donor "cell" a trained service animal or just someone's beloved pet? There are too many variables and I don't know of any organization that would take such a risk.Quote:
From my previous post:
Has she already made arrangements with the organizations that would train these dogs and place them as service dogs for the handicapped or elderly? I find that very hard to believe, not only because of the breed but because of the liability issues.
My question was based on McKinley's statement as it was reported in that article. She was keeping three and donating two to be service animals for the handicapped or elderly.Originally Posted By: "GSDolch"Would it have been better if she had just sold them to any ol joe smoe who might do something they shouldnt with them?
Lots of different things play into making a stable dog too. In order for these pups to be "Booger" who she cloned, they'd have to relive every minute of his life, at the exact moment in thiers, with the same result as he experienced each time. Change one thing and the dog is a different dog.Originally Posted By: "GSDolch"
As far as the cancer goes, cancer is a very tricky thing and could have been caused by the food the dog was eating. Lots of different things play into making cancer so its not really easy to pinpoint where cancer comes from.