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Only 0.6% of owners want to clone their dog, knowing the sacrifices and risks! There are also voices of disrespect and fear of life survey of 180 current and former owners

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Only 0.6% of owners want to clone their dog, knowing the sacrifices and risks! There are also voices of disrespect and fear of life [survey of 180 current and former owners]
More than 80% of respondents answered that they “did not know” that they could clone their beloved dog. In the first question, 5.6% of owners “want to clone” their dog, but when asked after knowing the sacrifices and risks, “want” decreased to 0.6%.

“INUNAVI”, a dog information dissemination media operated by PLAN-B Co., Ltd. (Tokyo head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Masanori Toriimoto), targets 180 current and former dog owners nationwide. We conducted a questionnaire survey on “clones of
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Only 0.6% of owners want to clone their dog, knowing the sacrifices and risks! There are also voices of disrespect and fear of life [survey of 180 current and former owners]
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Summary of survey results
・81.7% of owners did not know that their dogs could be cloned, but only 5.6% of owners answered that they would like to clone their dogs even though they knew it was possible. As reasons for not wanting to make one, there were comments such as “My dog ​​is unique” and “I’m worried about the cost and technology.”
・While most owners, 49.4%, answered that the cost of making a cloned dog was “expensive,” more than 50% of owners answered that it was “reasonable” and “cheap.”
・While 60.0% of the owners “know” that their beloved dog and cloned dog are different dogs, 40.0% of the owners believed that they could have exactly the same dog.
・Many owners were unaware that cloned dogs cost a lot of money. ・As for the risks of cloned dogs, there were many comments from owners regarding the risks of cloning dogs. .
・Many pet owners did not know that cloned dogs were not regulated. ・Finally, when asked if they would like to clone their dog again, 96.1% of the owners answered “I don’t want to clone”, which is nearly 20% higher than the first time’s 78.9%. Most of the comments were, “There is a dog that will be sacrificed,” and “I feel that it is an act worthy of sacrilege against my beloved dog who lived hard until the end.”
Did you know that you can clone your dog? 81.7% of owners “did not know”! [Image 2

81.7% of owners answered that they did not know that their dogs could be cloned. Pet cloning was first made in 2001, but the cloning business began in earnest in 2008 and 14 years ago. Nevertheless, the fact that more than 80% of owners do not know about clones is thought to be due to the fact that clones have not received much attention in the first place, due to the ethical and risky aspects of clones. increase. However, due to the resurgence of the pet boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the cloning business has also become a focus, and in the past few years it has been featured in the media, and the number of Japanese companies that are engaged in DNA preservation has increased.
Then, do owners who know that their dogs can be cloned want to clone them? Only 5.6% of owners want to clone their dog
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5.6% of owners answered that they wanted to clone their dog. I tried to analyze the tendency of this result to see if there is a difference between the owner who currently lives with the dog and the owner who lived in the past, but there is no particular difference, and it seems that there is not much relationship.
In addition, 78.9% of the most common answers were “I don’t want to make it”, and the comments also mentioned that it was against the providence of nature and that there were ethical problems.
Please see your actual comments.
I don’t want to make it because it’s ethically problematic and my dog ​​is unique! Actual comment introduction
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■ “I want to make it”
“I have three dogs now, but my oldest child is 11 years old, and when I think about parting with them, I feel really lonely. I have a strong desire to be with them forever.” (Male, 20s)
“I feel like my family pet is coming back.” (Female/50s)
“Because I love my dog.” (Female/30s)
Many owners who answered “I want to make it” commented, “I want to be with my dog ​​as long as possible.” Certainly, every pet owner wants their dog to live a long life, so it’s no wonder we see comments like this.
■ “I don’t know”
“I’m a little scared right now, but if I thought about what would happen if my dog ​​died, I thought I’d want to make one at that time.” (Female, 20s)
“I’ve experienced pet loss, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to endure the same experience again.” (Male, 50s)
“I’m happy to see you again, but I think it will be difficult to welcome you with a fresh mind.” (Female/20s)
Many owners who answered “I don’t know” commented, “I won’t know until that time.” To be honest, if my dog ​​is young and healthy, I wouldn’t know if I would clone it.
■ “I don’t want to make it”
“I’m sad because I feel like I’m pretending my dog’s death never happened.” (Female, 30s)
“There is no child that is exactly the same in this world. They are unique beings, and that is why they are precious and irresistibly dear. The child that was born is a completely different individual. “Even if my dog ​​dies, it lives on in my heart, so it’s not just a matter of making the same dog.”
▶ The continuation of the actual comment is introduced in this article Of course, among the owners who answered “I don’t want to make one,” there were some owners who simply didn’t want to make one because they were worried about the cost and technology, but many owners said that their dog is the only one. I was commenting that it is a one-of-a-kind existence.
The cost of making a cloned dog is about $50,000 to $100,000! About 50% of owners “think it’s expensive”
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49.4% of respondents said that it would be expensive to clone dogs. Currently, China, South Korea, and the United States are mainly engaged in the pet cloning business. If you look only at the amount, it is expensive.
However, less than 50% of the owners answered “I think it’s
expensive”, and on the contrary, 35.0% said “I think it’s reasonable” and 15.6% said “I think it’s cheap”. , they may understand that it is unavoidable that cloning technology is costly.
“Even if it’s a clone, I thought it was a reasonable price if I could meet my beloved dog again.” (Male, 20s)
There are comments such as this, and it seems that there are quite a few owners who wish to see their dogs again.
However, even if the amount is reasonable and cheap, there are many voices saying that “the problem is that it is a business to make money”, and many owners feel resentment for setting a high amount that uses the owner’s feelings. .
▶︎ “Even a clone of a beloved dog has a different life! 60.0% of owners “know” their beloved dog and cloned dog separately” is introduced in this article.
Many dogs sacrificed to clone one dog! “It’s nothing but human ego.” [Image 6

In order to create a single cloned dog, in addition to the somatic cells of your beloved dog, you need to sacrifice many dogs, such as a donor dog that provides multiple eggs, a surrogate mother dog, and miscarriages or stillbirths. increase. (*3)
The success rate of cloning dogs is said to be 30-50% in company announcements, but in reality, the success rate of mammalian somatic cell cloning is as low as 2-10% for any animal species and any method. Due to the unknown, cloning technology is currently being researched for regenerative medicine rather than making cloned animals. (※Four) A low success rate means that many dogs suffer unnecessary pain and even lose their lives until they succeed. What did the owners think when they learned about this situation? Uka Here are some actual comments.
(*3) Reference: The American Anti-Vivisection Society “Published Domestic Dog and Cat Cloning Experiments and Outcomes” .pdf
(*4) Reference: J-STAGE “Mammalian Somatic Cell Cloning” :text=%E3%81%9D%E3%81%AE%E5%BE%8C%EF%BC%8C%E7%AD%86%E8%80%85%E3%82%82%E5%90% AB%E3%82%81%E3%81%A6,10%EF%BC%85%E7%A8%8B%E5%BA%A6%E3%81%A7%E3%81%82%E3%82% 8B%EF%BC%8E
■ Summary of comments
・It is nothing but human ego
・Does it make sense to regenerate cloned dogs even with sacrifice? ・It’s nothing but abuse
・Insult to life
・The life of being repelled just by looking different is too tragic ・Can only be thought of as making money
・People who clone dogs are not qualified to live with dogs.
■ Actual comments
“Cloning is a human ego, and we don’t want dogs, and we don’t want people who can’t take the life of a sacrificed dog to a dog.” (Woman, 30s)
“It’s outrageous. It’s an unforgivable thing that you must never do. It’s a sacrilege to your life.” (Female/40s)
“I am very resistant to the act of wasting existing lives for the sake of lives that have been lost.” (Female/40s)
▶ The continuation of the actual comment is introduced in this article Animal welfare groups and animal experts are also concerned! The risks of clones that owners think are “disregard for life”, “definition and value of life fluctuate”
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Pet cloning is feared by many animal rights groups and animal experts around the world because:
・There are other lives seeking salvation.
・ Possibility of rescue dogs and cats losing their place
・Whereabouts of the life if the clone is not what the owner wanted ・ Possibility of clones having health problems for life and
abandonment of breeding
・Unnecessary pain and physical burden on donor dogs and surrogate dogs ・Impact on the ecosystem when abandoned and feral
・Being sick or old, disrespecting life by saying, “I can make a new one again.” ・Ethical perspective
and so on.
What kind of risks do owners consider?
■ Summary of comments
・The number of people who do not understand the preciousness of life is increasing.
・Increase in the number of people who treat living things as objects ・All living things are culled to only what they need and what they like. ・The definition and value of life fluctuate
・Increase in the number of dogs who are unhappy in everything ・I forget the importance of once-in-a-lifetime chances
■ Actual comments
“I’m scared that my life will become lighter. I’m afraid that if there’s something I don’t like, I’ll just have to reset it.” (Male / 40s)
“Even today, people think that keeping pets without thinking about it is a problem, but I think that the creation of ‘substitutes’ for pets will increase the number of people who disrespect the lives of pets.” (Female, 20s) )
“If cloning becomes commonplace, I think that all living things will be culled to only what they need and what they like, and the world of nature will disappear.” (Male, 50s)
▶ The continuation of the actual comment is introduced in this article It’s a pity that I can’t introduce all of the comments that I feel that everyone is really a dog lover.
Even today, there is a tendency in Japan to treat dogs’ lives like objects and to disrespect them. That’s what it means.
However, it seems that there are orders from Japan for Chinese clone companies (*5), so the scary times may have already begun.
(*5) Reference: Kansai Television Broadcasting Report RUNNER “Dogs that look exactly like” dead dog cells … “Clone pets” are increasing in China. An excellent dog clone is more than “5 million yen””
Human cloning is prohibited, but dogs are not! “It’s strange that there are no rules even though we have the same life.”
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Many countries currently prohibit human cloning by law, and Japan also has a “Law Concerning Regulation of Human Cloning Technology”. However, there are no regulations on cloned animals, and although the need for international rules has been pointed out, no progress has been made in creating regulations.
What do owners think about this situation?
■ Summary of comments
・Rules are necessary
・The problem is that the laws for animals are lax in the first place. Make money in the end
・It is not desirable to be able to establish it as a business ・It goes against “animal welfare”
■ Actual comments
“Even without rules, I think it’s an ethical issue, but legally pets are treated as property. I think we should change the law for all life. Dogs are not experimental tools. We need a rule that it is not a thing.” (Female / 20s)
“I think it’s very dangerous. I feel like I’m being neglected in a way that’s kind of like animal testing. I think it’s possible that there will be a terrible case of organ transplants from clones when your dog has health problems. There is.” (Female / 20s)
“If cloning requires a lot of sacrifices, it should be banned immediately. Lately, the concept of ‘animal welfare’ is spreading. I think cloning dogs is going against the tide. ” (Male / 40s) ▶ The continuation of the actual comment is introduced in this article Even if cloned animals are being made for various purposes, they seem to think that cloning as pets or cloning that can be used as a business is a problem, and that detailed rules should be established for each field.
Knowing the various risks and sacrifices, owners who do not want to clone their dog are 96.1%, an increase of 17.2% from the first question.
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Finally, when I asked if I really wanted to clone my dog ​​again, the most common answer was “I don’t want to make it” at 96.1%.
Owners who answered “I don’t know” 3.3% “I want to make it” 0.6% decreased significantly from the time of the first question, and it seems that 17.2% of owners’ feelings have changed after learning about various risks and sacrifices. .
■ Actual comments
[I want to make]
“My dog ​​is number one, so I would be happy if I could be with him forever.” (Male, 20s)
【don’t know】
“Basically, I’m against it, but if he actually passed away, I thought that kind of thinking would come to mind.” (Male, 20s)
“I want to make it, but I still feel ethical resistance.” (Male / 30s) “I want to make it, but it’s not me, it’s against the laws of nature.” (Female, 30s)
[I don’t want to make]
“At first, I thought it would be an individual freedom if giving birth to a different dog with the same body shape would satisfy my heart. Therefore, I think it is better not to create clones.” (Female / 30s) “No matter what kind of technology you use, you can’t clone the heart, so I hope that no dog will be sacrificed because of its appearance.” (Female / 40s)
▶ The continuation of the actual comment is introduced in this article When I asked the first question, there were some owners who said they didn’t want to make it because of concerns about money and technology. I was commenting on something like this.
In Japan, there is still no company that is making a big appeal about cloning dogs, and the risks and sacrifices involved were not well known. It seems that
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Only 0.6% of owners want to clone their dog, knowing the sacrifices and risks! There are also voices of disrespect and fear of life [survey of 180 current and former owners]
▼Survey overview
Questionnaire content: About cloning your dog
Survey method: Internet survey
Target: 180 current and former dog owners nationwide (133 women / 47 men) Survey period: December 12-14, 2022
*Respondent attributes are introduced in this article.
■Company profile
PLAN-B Co., Ltd.
Osaka head office: 6th floor, Yotsubashi Grand Square, 1-28-3 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Tokyo head office: Shimadzuyama PREX 3F, 2-5-9 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Masanori Toriimoto, Representative Director
Established: October 22, 2003
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