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Mummified Mammoth: Should We Clone This Beast?


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Kayleen
- 1849 days ago - csmonitor.com
A diminutive mummified baby mammoth named Lyuba, which means "love" in Russian, was found frozen in the Yuribei River in the Yamal Pennisula, Siberia. Should it be brought back to life? Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 26, 2014, 3:02 am
Absolutely NOT-never. We must protect+care 4 the present day animals of whom many face extinction. Just the thought is ridiculous. I can just see this poor animal now being paraded from zoo to zoo+than eventually hunted down.
 

Bob P (394)
Monday May 26, 2014, 6:19 am
Thanks Kayleen....but no
 

Caroline S (78)
Monday May 26, 2014, 10:56 am
NO !!!!
 

Roger G (148)
Monday May 26, 2014, 11:08 am
noted, thanks
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Monday May 26, 2014, 12:55 pm
Why don't we focus on the animals that we have nearly eradicated right now before it is too later .
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday May 26, 2014, 1:29 pm
Are you kidding, of course not. Cloning has only led to diseased genetically unsound animals which had to be put out of their misery prematurely more often than not. Why would we want to resurrect one or more identical animals but for the sake of scientific research and the fame of its cloner? To parade it in a zoo?
Our ancestors wre the reason this animal was hunted to extinction, so lets take a lesson from that and concentrate on preventing this from happening to animals who are on the brink of extinction as we comment.
 

Beth S (330)
Monday May 26, 2014, 1:42 pm
Our ancestors are not thought to be the reason mammoths died out. They died out because the environment in which their food came from changed, and they died of starvation, according to the latest reports. Hunting them certainly did not help.

I think it MIGHT be a good idea to try to bring them back, and if it goes awry, euthanize humanely. Set up a safe, protected place where they can live a good life, not a zoo. Do not parade them around, but pay with scientific funds from every country in the U.N. that should be contributing.
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 26, 2014, 2:06 pm
We have to take care of our animals living here right know, and don't need a mammoth.
Natasha Salgado says it all.
 

Kathleen R (138)
Monday May 26, 2014, 2:47 pm
Interesting article. I say no to cloning.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday May 26, 2014, 3:18 pm
My first thought was to say, YES, YES, YES.
After further deliberation, it may not sound like a good idea.
As Lona said, we have not been very successful in this endeavor.
Where will it go, what will it eat, who would know the proper method of handling this unfortunate creature?

If at some point in our future, we can demonstate that we know what we are doing, which will be an accomplishment in itself, perhaps, we could attempt it.
However, at this point in history, it doesn't appear to be a suitable time.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday May 26, 2014, 3:20 pm
May I add.......

BACK TO THE FREEZER.
 

Julie W (33)
Monday May 26, 2014, 5:37 pm
Any comments I would have made have been answered in the questions. Do we have the money to spend on projects like this? And what exactly would we learn that could be useful!

There seems to me to be no point to this other than scientific curiosity. Let the past go - it's over.
 

Pamela Tracy (5)
Monday May 26, 2014, 8:03 pm
Not sure considering how animals are being considered less than human ....
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday May 26, 2014, 9:36 pm
No.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday May 26, 2014, 9:59 pm
No cloning.
 

reft h (66)
Monday May 26, 2014, 10:43 pm
while it might be interesting, eventually everything comes down to money - who will pay for their upkeep? Who will be responsible for them? Where will they live? We can't protect the wildlife we have...
 

Athena F (131)
Monday May 26, 2014, 11:08 pm
With so many problems today..and so many species going extinct..I'd be much happier trying to put our intelligence and efforts towards preserving what we have here and now. Yes, it's interesting, and yes it's amazing how far we've come with our scientific endeavors, but let's clean up the planet so ANY species can survive here before "going back in time" to roll out some extinct ones, hmm?
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 1:03 am
No cloning! Thanks Kayleen.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 1:32 am
No.
 

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 2:26 am
Of course not. They would have no place in this society and they would just be one more animals for people to hunt. Imagine the feathers int hero caps if they could shoot a mammoth. how manly-shooting mammoth. Just leave them as DNA and look t them in pictures.
 

Marija Mohoric (25)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 11:02 am
No.
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday June 2, 2014, 12:42 pm
I donīt think we should....
 
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