Denounce Dog Cloning

Target: Kitty Block, Acting CEO of The Humane Society of the United States

Goal: Protect worker dogs and shelter dogs by helping to stop dog cloning.

Dog cloning is made possible by worker dogs who donate eggs and carry a litter. Those who have money and those who never want to say goodbye to their pet spend more than $50,000 to replicate their dog. The process includes a group of female dogs donating their eggs and acting as surrogate mothers. While surrogacy might be common among humans, dogs have no say when they are used for cloning purposes. They are subject to medical procedures for which they don’t sign waivers or consent forms. 

In addition to exploiting female dogs, cloning hurts countless other dogs that could be rehomed if only these canine lovers adopted instead of replicating their dogs. Instead of letting dogs move on, people who replicate their dogs choose to never say goodbye because they are privileged. In this way, they see dogs as tokens and things to be kept and collected, not as beings that should be valued for their individuality.

Instead of cloning dogs, pet owners can seek bereavement counseling and pet loss care. Cloning a dog will not replace the original pet; cloning a dog condemns animals to serve as a means to an end and condemns shelter dogs to be put to rest. Sign the petition below to urge The Humane Society of the United States to stop dog cloning and prove that it does indeed care for all animals’ welfare.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Block,

Pet owners condemn many animals to medical procedures when it comes to dog cloning. Involved female dogs are harvested for their eggs and serve as surrogates for pet owners who do not want to say goodbye to their dogs. Many spend more than $50,000 when they can just respect the pet’s passing or adopt a shelter dog and possibly save a life.

We should not treat dogs as things to be kept and collected, but as beings that should be valued and respected. This statement applies to working female dogs and to dogs that pass away. Instead of dog cloning, pet owners can seek pet loss counseling and look into adopting from a shelter. As CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, you have the clout to speak out against dog cloning and endorse adopting from shelters. We cannot claim to value dogs when we subject many of them to medical procedures and treat the ones that pass away as collectibles that should be preserved. I hope that you help stop this practice and ensure that all canines are protected.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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7 Comments

  1. If there aren’t enough unwanted neglected abused animals in the world now! Let’s just clone more!!
    Please stop the breeding, there should be a moritorium on ALL breeding until animals are not abused neglected and discarded at shelters. Please stop the breeding! Why breed more animals when 5 to 6 million are killed in shelter most abandoned before thier second year of life! What is wrong with these idiots who keep breeding animals?? If you love animals help by asking for strong animal rights laws and spay and NUETER enforcment. Stop the insanity stop breeding innocent feeling creatures to be KILLED!

  2. If there aren’t enough unwanted neglected abused animals in the world now! Let’s just clone more!!
    Please stop the breeding, there should be a moritorium on ALL breeding until animals are not abused neglected and discarded at shelters Why breed more animals when 5 to 6 million are killed in shelter most abandoned before thier second year of life! What is wrong with these idiots who keep breeding animals?? If you love animals help by asking for strong animal rights laws and spay and NUETER enforcment. Stop the insanity stop breeding innocent feeling creatures to be KILLED!

  3. Derinda Nilsson says:

    This is so not natural, so wrong on so many levels. Please don’t do this. There are so many unwanted animals and nutter and spaying these animals that we already have. This doesn’t make any sense and it doesn’t make it rite. THIS IS SICK !!!!!!

  4. Ginger Neimo says:

    I love animals and the only reason I have pets is because they need a home, otherwise I would never own one. As much as I hurt when they die, I would never ever clone as I want to help as many animals as I can while I am living and breathing. All my many many pets had their own unique personalities and each one had something to give. A world without animals would be like A world without love.

  5. Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

    Trust the stupid rich to do this. Spend all that money on this procedure, and it’s not even the same dog. Adopt, and use your money to help out rescues and shelters.

  6. Please sign this petition. now @ 1480

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