If you were given the choice to grant an animal eternal life would you? Animal cloning first made its appearance in 1885 when a man named Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch showed that by shaking sea urchin embryos you could separate the cells and each would become fully formed urchins. Since then animal cloning has been a popular subject among scientists and dozens of experiments have been performed. Some people argue that animal cloning is beneficial because it might help to revive extinct species and improve agriculture, while others argue that it is unethical, too expensive and that animals aren’t given proper treatment.
Animal cloning is the key to preserving species and reviving species long since passed. Some people believe with the new advances in cloning technology that scientist will be able to bring back species that have been pushed to extinction. “The passenger pigeon, the gastric brooding frog, the wooly mammoth, they all have one thing in common, they’re extinct… dead as a dodo, if you will. In fact, scientists estimate that 5 billion species have come and gone off this planet. But what if we could bring them back? What if extinction didn’t have to be a permanent thing? Right now scientists are using revolutionary new genetic techniques to try and bring back some of these species. For example, a wooly mammoth could roam the northern tundra. It sounds like science fiction, but it could happen. So how close are we to de-extinction. While it’s normal for species to die out…show more content… No matter what your opinion on the matter is, or whether or not you would choose to preserve a species if you were given the ability animal cloning will continue to make new strides in the modern