Bio Arts (bioarts.com) is all about supplying information on bio engineering, an area that involves dog cloning, cat cloning, and cloning animals in general. The first mammal to be cloned by means of bio engineering was a female sheep named Dolly, 1997. Before that, only a frog had been cloned by John Gurdon from Oxford University. Since Dolly however, several species have been successfully cloned, including an Asian carps, calves, a Holstein heifer, a Brahman bull, a black Angus bull, a Spanish fighting bull, an Anatolian Grey bull, several Jersey cows, deer, ferrets, goats, horses, mice, mules, pigs, wolves, rats, rabbits, monkeys, water buffalo and more sheep. As for cat cloning, a Maine Coon called Little Nicky was the first commercially cloned cat. In terms of dog cloning, an afghan hound called Snuppy was the first dog clone.
One of the purposes of Bio Arts is to mention the possible uses of bio engineering, which may vary depending on the circumstance. For example, people may be interested in cloning cats and cloning dogs in order to replace their beloved pets. Instead of going to the pet store and trying to find an animal that resembles your late pet, you could just clone it, thereby avoiding the awkward step of telling your children that you have sent their cherished pet to a farm upstate where he can run around all day long. Seriously though, it is our duty here at Bio Arts to let people know that when it comes to cloning cats and cloning dogs, the clones will share the same genes as the donor, but they will not come forth fully grown and look the same as their predecessor, nor will have the same memories or behavior, which is determined by experience and environment.
On the other hand, here at Bio Arts we feel that bio engineering can be useful for higher purposes, such as cloning species that are on the verge of extinction. That is not to say that Bio Arts does not support controlled mating to repopulate the species, but there may be a complementary method as well. Cloning horses could increase work force on the fields where these animals are still used, such as agriculture. Furthermore, cloning cows and pigs may mean more food in areas where there are hunger issues. Bioengineering has the potential of being very useful in that sense.
Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that here at Bio Arts we are not talking science fiction, just science, period. There is still a lot of research to be done and a lot of trial and error must take place in order to perfect bio engineering and turn it into a helpful tool for mankind. In general, many things have to be considered, but in the end, cloning might do a lot of good. If you would like to learn more here at Bio Arts, feel free to browse through the pages of bioarts.com.