Would you clone your cat or dog?🐾
Barbra Streisand had her dog Samantha cloned — twice. — I am a HUGE Barbara Streisand fan!
Barbra Streisand cloned her dog Samantha because she wanted to preserve the genetic makeup of her beloved pet. Samantha, a Coton de Tulear, had been with Streisand for 14 years.
These Coton de Tulear dogs are very rare.
Cotons avoid extinction today only through responsible breeding. Because they’re rare dogs, Coton de Tulear puppies typically cost between $2,000–$3,000 from a reputable breeder.
Barbara loved her white fluffy fur baby!
For Barbara, cloning offered a way to replicate the unique qualities of the dog. Streisand revealed that she cloned Samantha twice, resulting in two new dogs named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlet. The procedure was done at a company that specializes in pet cloning.
Streisand’s decision to clone her dog sparked public interest and discussions about the ethics and possibilities of cloning pets.
Cloning has been going on for a while!
The process of cloning creates an identical genetic twin, to be born at a later date, providing pet owners with an opportunity to have a new animal with the same genetic traits as their cherished companion.
The cloning took place before February 28, 2018, when the news became public, as reported in various media outlets.
How did cloning animals start? — An embryo.
The history of cloning animals began in 1885 when the German scientist Hans Driesch conducted the first-ever demonstration of artificial embryo twinning, creating…