China lab breeds genetically designed dogs with medical maladies for experiments

In Beijng, China, a laboratory is breeding genetically designed dogs with medical disorders for research. According to CNN, the puppies are genetically identical, and it is likely they will become sick and die at a young age, as they are only being cloned for medical research.

Scientists claim that dogs have similar inheritable diseases as humans, making them excellent disease subjects to study. The method using puppies has become extremely controversial since the news has spread quickly through social media. There are no animal cruelty laws for animals used for testing in China- thus the dogs will spend their lives in cages as test subjects.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in China contends computer modeling and using human tissue samples is just as precise and effective. Researchers will initially study heart disease in the dogs and as relates to humans. The puppy, named Longlone has been ill since birth – which is what was intended as the scientists study more into the diseases of  the heart and its possible cures.

Longlone is the world’s first dog cloned from a gene-edited dog. The company called Sinogene has cloned two other puppies. As of this date, the dogs have not shown any symptoms of atherosclerosis, a blood-clotting disorder, but they are being closely monitored.

Animal advocates state the money used for funding such research should be used to help homeless pets rather than create more animals – imagine the millions of dogs and cats and other companion animals that could be saved instead of being euthanized? Somewhere scientists have to create a balance between animal welfare and scientific experiments at the expense and suffering of the pets who most humans call part of their “families.”

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10 replies
  1. Darla says:

    This is typical China bulls*it. They don’t give a damn about animals. I pity the poor dogs that will be tortured by these so-called scientists.

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  2. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    SO CRUEL BEYOND WORDS, AND WHY THIS IS ALLOWED AS HUMANE PRACTICE ONLY EVIL PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT IT IS OKAY. PEOPLE THAT ARE POLLUTED WITH SATAN SPIRITS ARE THESE KIND OF PEOPLE!

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  3. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Just another example of how insensitive the Chinese are, they have no sense of morals and never will. No good will come of this and anything from China should be shunned. I question their “scientists” education.

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  4. Debbie says:

    Where is the petition to stop this abuse? Stop hurting innocent animals….I am so sick of what science is doing to these babies….there are other ways to get the same answers.

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  5. Sheri says:

    OMG!! ARE THEY FXXKING SERIOUS!! ????
    WHAT THE HELL CHINA?? FIRST YOU ARE EATING FURBABIES,, NOW CLONING , THEN GIVING THEM HUMAN DISEASE , AND LETTING THEM SUFFER IN A SMALL CAGE!! POKING & PRODING THEM ALL WHILE YOU WATCH THEM IN DIE IN PAIN!! HOW LONG YOU GONNA LET THEM SUFFER,, 2 – 4 months?? Just depends on how BARBARIC YOU FEEL ON ANY PARTICULAR DAY!!
    HOW ABOUT USING THE HORRIBLE SUB HUMANS SUCH AS YOURSELVES
    IN YOUR OVER POPULATED COUNTRY?? YALL ARE A BUNCH OF DEVILS PERFORMING SADISTIC RITUALS FOR YOUR PLEASURES. WHAT NEXT DOG BROTHELS!!

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  6. Star Shelley says:

    This so ridiculous ! they tortured their animals, now they they breed, them for experimental purpose so they die. Damn them!!!!

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  7. linda says:

    Not surprised. We here in the USA use beagles for lab tests! With all the scientific research..animals do not have to be used for research. Really rabbits being used for research for hairspray…needless bullshit from these scientist! Any animals will be used just to get a fucking grant!

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    China keeps right on proving itself as the most inhumane, cruel and uncaring country – they can claim all they want about this disgusting cloning helping humans and there is no way I believe any statement they make. To literally clone dogs with medical disorders in order to cruelly experiment on them is typical of this country’s lack of animal welfare laws. As for their ridiculous claims that this is done in order to help humans is nothing more than a bunch of BS. In the 21st century this garbage is outdated, irrelevant, unnecessary and archaic and in now way relates to humans.

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