Abstract

Taken at face value, pet cloning may seem at best a frivolous practice, costly both to the cloned pet's health and its owner's pocket. At worst, its critics say, it is misguided and unhealthy—a way of exploiting grief to the detriment of the animal, its owner, and perhaps even animal welfare in general.

But if the great pains we are willing to take to clone Fido raise the status of companion animals in the public eye, then the practice might be defensible.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1552-146X
Print ISSN
0093-0334
Pages
pp. 34-39
Launched on MUSE
2005-08-11
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2012
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