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(Yahoo)   Cat-cloning firm discovers the hard way that the kind of people so obsessed with their cats that they'd clone them usually can't afford it   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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4687 clicks; posted to Main » and Business » on 12 Oct 2006 at 7:37 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2006-10-12 3:43:59 PM  
$50,000 for a cat?

Actually, I think they would have made more sales except for the unfortunate fact that the clone could not be made to match the original ... ie. fur color.

You spend that kind of money for a copy, you want it match.
 
2006-10-12 6:26:09 PM  
My cat, Sadey? She's a repet

You had your cat cloned?

Yeah, well, she fell out my condo window

...ouch
 
2006-10-12 7:41:06 PM  
ClOwned!
 
2006-10-12 7:42:26 PM  
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2006-10-12 7:42:53 PM  
Cat cloning?

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Why?
 
2006-10-12 7:43:28 PM  
Nobody in their right mind would pay that much for any pet... Besides...it won't be the EXACT same in terms of 'personality'.
 
2006-10-12 7:45:08 PM  
Well I think it would be more accurate to say that most people just don't have $50,000 to blow on a pet. Even if it was more than just a cloning procedure and could guarantee you a pet that was identical in every way to your former pet, I still wouldn't do it. Why? Because I don't have $50,000 to blow. shiat I don't have $50,000 to blow on a car, much less a pet.

If you start talking in the sub $1000 range, like the same thing as a good pure breed, ok then maybe we can talk. But at that price there just aren't going to be many takers of anything, especially cloned pets.
 
2006-10-12 7:46:57 PM  
You could hire a stripper to dress up like your former pet and walk around your house like that for a year for that kind of money.

/or 6 months, if she's really hot.
 
2006-10-12 7:50:00 PM  
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2006-10-12 7:50:24 PM  
 
2006-10-12 7:52:17 PM  
Sucks to have a business model that depends on rich, stupid people.
 
2006-10-12 7:55:30 PM  
If you have a calico cat, even the most perfect genetic clone in the world won't look like your original.
 
2006-10-12 7:57:25 PM  
pshaw

Sucks to have a business model that depends on rich, stupid people.

Ever heard of Hummer?
 
2006-10-12 8:00:38 PM  
Oddly, I submitted this exact same link, but with a horrible headline.
 
2006-10-12 8:01:10 PM  
My little moggie, alas no more, was a calico. Most unstable genes in the universe (with personality to match). I miss the little bugger.

However, even if the technology were available, all it could produce would be a genetic copy - not the same animal. It's hard to see the benefit, unless you have a pet amoeba.
 
2006-10-12 8:01:11 PM  
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Sometimes dead is bettah
 
2006-10-12 8:01:49 PM  
I guess that means Grandparents Forever is out too.
 
2006-10-12 8:02:09 PM  
"Savings and Clone"

Ha! Ha! I see what you did there.
 
2006-10-12 8:05:24 PM  
Humane Society Rep: "Rather than spending millions of dollars on developing a technology with no redeeming social purpose, those resources could be aimed at reducing pet overpopulation, including pet adoption outreach efforts and spay/neuter education."

Well, heck. Two can play that game:

"Rather than spending millions of dollars on animals with no sapience whatsoever, the Humane Society's resources could be aimed at reducing starvation, including distributing food to impoverished children and farming education."
 
2006-10-12 8:11:51 PM  
 
2006-10-12 8:11:57 PM  
Today's "184 368 736 cats in a house" brought to you by California.
 
2006-10-12 8:14:09 PM  
Uzzah:

Three can play:

"Rather than spending billions of dollars on ever larger arsenals of weapons, developed nations' resources could be aimed at reducing starvation, including distributing food to impoverished children and farming education."

It can go on forever. Anyway, as a species, we have a duty towards other species we have domesticated. Once we bred the wild out of them, we acquired an obligation to look after them (whether they are for companionship OR food). This is why strays should be adopted etc.
 
2006-10-12 8:15:10 PM  
 
2006-10-12 8:17:01 PM  
Oh yeah, I had a co-worker who refused to believe that Genetic Savings & Clone was not a scam. She claimed they would just go and get a "matching" kitten at a shelter - even after I pointed out that they never ask for a picture or description of the animal in their paperwork. I guess it was not a scam, just a terrible, awful business idea.
 
2006-10-12 8:21:10 PM  
 
2006-10-12 8:24:17 PM  
$50k will buy you close to 200 purebreed Siamese kittens (buying them from casual breeders out of newspapers, papers not included) so yeah fark that noise. Cats are great but only an idiot would want to clone one.

Except Ceiling Cat! That image is awesome, InflatableJesus. I bow down before your Farkness.
 
2006-10-12 8:26:51 PM  
InflatableJesus wins the thread.

+++
 
2006-10-12 8:30:42 PM  
In China they will pay $5 for a nice fat roasting cat, plump and juicy and ready for the oven.

Shouldn't someone be looking into this enormous business opportunity?
 
2006-10-12 8:33:16 PM  
Ummm, yeah. Let emknow when this company offers the angelina jole cloning option.
 
2006-10-12 8:36:33 PM  
Liam's doing it. Long live Frankie Forcefield

http://liamlynch.sjc.cachefly.net/video/FrankieMemorial.mov
 
2006-10-12 8:49:41 PM  
Of course they can't afford it. that type of person has to feed the other 83 cats they own.
 
2006-10-12 9:12:22 PM  
[image from i79.photobucket.com too old to be available]Probably because they're spending all their coin on blow.
 
2006-10-12 9:14:17 PM  
I subbed this yesterday, with a headline indictating people probably just didn't want the same old pussy. Maybe the mods found that offensive, but I don't know how.

//yes i do.
 
2006-10-12 9:19:13 PM  
Cloned kitty: Thousands of dollars
Orphaned kitty found on the street: free.
 
2006-10-12 9:39:59 PM  
Apparently nobody wants a little pussy anymore

/Try the veal.
 
2006-10-12 9:42:28 PM  
Except, perhaps, this man:

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2006-10-12 10:31:38 PM  
Wow, I was beginning to think that I was the only one who knew about Liam Lynch...

/Long live Frankie!
//Sifl-n-Olly fan for life
///Sockheads FTW!
 
2006-10-12 11:22:13 PM  
Meanwhile thousands upon thousands of adorable kitties are languishing in shelters, just wanting somebody to love.

Only a matter of time before it's children. Replacement children who can never live up to what the parents imagine the original would have been.
 
2006-10-13 2:20:58 AM  
Just stopped in to see a photoshop of 28 ceiling cats watching you masturbate. No???
 
2006-10-13 2:24:04 AM  
Inflatable Jesus - I didn't see your ps - that's what I like!!
 
2006-10-13 4:02:58 AM  
found out the hard way? i guess their greed was clouding common sense. there's a reason they're called "crazy" cat ladies.
 
2006-10-13 10:52:25 AM  
Uzzah: Humane Society Rep: "Rather than spending millions of dollars on developing a technology with no redeeming social purpose, those resources could be aimed at reducing pet overpopulation, including pet adoption outreach efforts and spay/neuter education."

Well, heck. Two can play that game:

"Rather than spending millions of dollars on animals with no sapience whatsoever, the Humane Society's resources could be aimed at reducing starvation, including distributing food to impoverished children and farming education."


nicely done sir
 
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