In 2001 scientists have already been able to clone sheep, mice and all sorts of different cattle. But in February 2002 the world’s first pet cat was successfully cloned. The incredible scientific achievement was first published in the Journal of Nature unveiling the process of cloning domestic animals.
The original name of the kitten was CC which stood for “Copy Cat”. The scientists praised themselves that they had found a way to pioneer commercial pet cloning. The company that successfully developed the cloning method of Dolly the Sheep and produced the Copy Cat also planned on creating a new market for wealthy people that were willing to have their dead pets reincarnated by DNA clone replication.
However, Copy Cat is not an exact lookalike copy of her mother as she has a different colored coating. The reason for this is that there are different processes that go on in the womb of the surrogate mother. Something important to have in mind is that having cloned pets which have identical DNA does not mean they would be completely identical to the progenitor in terms of character and behavior.
Yet, the scientific achievement generated bad emotions among the more religious group of people some of which believe that cloning is against the laws of nature and should be discontinued.