thats not what i meant xvart, what i meant was for animals that are critically endangered, never did i say it was ok to just kill stuff because we could bring it back later. i meant as a conservation effort, bringing back animals like the red pandas, rhino, or tigers. not as an excuse to kill anything. Its called sanctuaries, or any form of national wild life preserves. if animals were able to be cloned, sure it would be identical to something else. but after awhile, would it really matter? the offspring will be genetically unique, even if more than one clone of an animal is out there, the offspring will never be the same. Like how we are Tissue Culturing plants like Macrophylla, Villosa, Edwardsiana, or any other number of endangered plants to help CONSERVE the natural balance.
Clone these animals FOR the things they are being poached for
PRESERVE the natural animals.
WHY when we have this technology would we bring back something as miniscule as Neanderthal, when we could bring back something we NEED to conserve? something that is nearly extinct, and the penguin reference, only certain species are endangered, but why is this?
global warming would be the #1 answer for most of this
as well as polar bears, ice caps melting...nothing we can do about it but STOP poaching, and STOP over polluting the atmosphere. The animals going extinct from poaching are the animals that need to be focused on first. Natural selection plays its roll, but poaching is NOT natural selection. am i wrong?