Legislature Introduces Law to Stop Pet Clone Sales
Selling the clone of a pet would become illegal in California under legislation introduced Wednesday in Sacramento.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
PEOPLE MAGAZINE recently publicized the fifty thousand dollar price paid by a Texas woman to Sausalito-based Genetic Savings and Clone for a genetic duplicate of her dead cat. At the Sacramento animal shelter, the bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, said a cloned cat won’t necessarily be like the original. CUT: Levine13a :13 Levine said 45 per cent of cloned cats die within one month and he questioned the ethics of the practice. Ben Carlson, a spokesman for Genetic Savings and Clone, said the company is a fine example of free enterprise. CUT: Carlson07 :07 Carlson said the company already has five cat clone customers and hopes to perfect cloning dogs by the end of this year. SOC