Dead pet dog cloned for $155,000
I don’t know what the world is coming to, but it seems like if you have the right amount of money, you can get anything done. Like take the story of Ed and Nina Otto. They lost their dog Sir Lancelot Encore in January, 2008 to cancer, but just couldn’t bear this loss. Now the logical thing to do is go buy a new dog, but not if you are rich and eccentric. The Otto’s actually paid an insane amount of $155,000 to have their dead dog cloned by South Korean company BioArts International. “He’s back with me,” said Nina, “in terms of the essence of him, as much as you could probably expect to ever get back someone who died. This is Sir Lancelot, as he was, when he was nice and healthy,” said Nina Otto, “probably around the time that we actually took his DNA and froze it. I know that to a lot of people spending that much money is ridiculous. I’ve heard some of my friends say ‘On a dog?’, but it wasn’t just a dog. It was Lancelot.” This is probably the first commercially cloned pet in the US. But seriously, this a bit too crazy.
Via – [Newlaunches]