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  • Cloned Animals

    A new TLC one-hour special explores the highly controversial practice of cloning animals and the people who pay thousands to have their beloved deceased pets brought back to life through cloning. Danielle Tarantola from Staten Island, N.Y. paid around $50,000 to have her dog Trouble cloned to make a new dog, Double Trouble, shown here. "I Cloned My Pet" airs Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
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    Danielle Tarantola spent 18 years with her beloved dog Trouble, shown here, before he died three years ago. After his death, she had a small sample of his cells harvested for cloning. Danielle maintains a shrine for Trouble inside her Staten Island home and even preserved the last piece of chicken he ate from.
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    Like Danielle, Peter Onruang lost his dog Wolfie three years ago. Peter had the dog's DNA harvested and sent to <a href="http://sooam.com/" target="external">South Korean scientists</a> to make a clone. Shown here is the new Wolfie. Scientists use at least 10 host dogs to carry the embryo clones to term, but sometimes the new cloned puppies are born with abnormalities and do not survive.
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    Shown here is a photo of the original Wolfie. Peter Onruang rescued his dog from the then- tough streets of Los Angeles, Calif., at a time when Peter was on a dangerous downward spiral. Peter said he was hanging out with the wrong crowd and said the night he was shot changed everything.
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    In Santa Fe, N.M., Sheryl Anderson succeeded in cloning her beloved dog Blue, and TLC follows his clone, Blue Frankenstein II, shown here, as he made his way back from South Korea. Bioethicists say cloning these pets in a lab with host animals raises numerous animal welfare issues.
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    Photo of original Blue. Sheryl Anderson is currently in prison awaiting trial so she might not ever get to see her beloved Blue II clone dog.
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