Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend

Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative
reporter Woestendiek brings us a
fascinating, thoroughly-researched
book that provides a close look at the
controversial subject of cloning dogs,
beginning with the first “misfires”
through to later success stories, including a litter of five cloned,
at the behest of the dog’s guardian, from a rescued Pit Bull who
saved his owner’s life. Most of us can tell of a life being touched
by a special dog, one so unique we know it unlikely we will ever
encounter such a dog again. But is science preying upon our
vulnerability in offering us a chance to recreate him? And would
that dog, especially when deprived of the same experiences as
the original, still be virtually the same? The author covers such
speculation and provokes further thought. As Woestendiek questions:
“Are we crossing the boundary of controlling science in the
name of science, in the name of love, in the name of merchandising—
or a blend of all three?”

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