To the Editor:
Re “Biotech Company to Auction Chances to Clone a Dog” (news article, May 21):
Cloning animals to “replace” treasured companions is a boondoggle. These beloved animals’ personalities and charming quirks cannot be so easily reproduced. And when one considers that millions of dogs and cats are killed each year in shelters because there are no homes for them, cloning becomes unethical as well.
Laboratory Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Norfolk, Va., May 21, 2008