Woman’s pet dog cloned

Scientists in South Korea say they’ve successfully cloned the first pet. Bernann McKinney, from America, was so upset when she found out her pet dog Booger was dying she paid scientists £25,000 to make a new version of him. Skin cells were taken from Booger and then transferred into another dog who became pregnant with five puppies just like Booger. Cloning animals isn’t new, but it’s the first time anyone’s cloned a pet and lots of people aren’t happy about it. Animal rights campaigners say cloning pets isn’t natural and cloned animals won’t be as healthy as normal animals. But McKinney said the scientists were geniuses and described what they’d done as a miracle.