Cloning horses, hmmmm?
So what do you all think about this? Try not to get too heated, I know this can be one of those controversial topics!!!
I just read some articles and I saw a very valid point. Someone mentioned in the inbreeding thread that TBs are all linebred/inbred for the most part and the tb registry won't accept any new bloodlines...??? Correct that if I am wrong. Anyway, they are cloning some of the champions who were geldings so they can keep them as stallions and pass those genes on - thus broadening the gene pools. Makes sense to me!
For selfish reasons I would get my horse cloned in a heartbeat (I wonder how much it is!!???) just so I could always have him with me. He is a gelding and once he is gone, he's gone. However, to clone horses for plain research I wouldn't agree with that because there are so many horses already in the sale barns, it would be better to go pick them up and thin out the unwanted horses, or the ones headed to the slaughter houses.
What do you think?