Should we bring back extinct species?
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I think we should bring back extinct species because we can research on them.
First off, it is likely that once we recreate a couple clones of a species (if it works), they will die again to humans. There is a long list of animals that humans have made extinct, and we will likely kill them all again.
There are many such animals and I am only naming 5 we have made extinct now:
- The West African Black Rhinoceros
- The Pyrenean Ibex (A type of wild goat)
- The Passenger Pigeon
- The Quagga (a type of zebra)
- The Caribbean Monk Seal
These are only some in a long list of species that humans have made extinct. So you can imagine that even if we bring a clone of a extinct species back to life, it will die somehow. If it doesn't die and we manage to recreate so many more clones that they don't need protection any more, they will obviously die.
Deer are a common animal in the world, but even their population is dying off slowly, and that too it's because of us.
This is the showing that the deer population is declining by the millions and this is a common animal. So this means that many other animals will become extinct that are common now. So even if we bring the species back to life it is likely they will die in some way or the other.
Even if the species survives there are natural factors that are involved, and resources are running out. So we probably don't even want to be spending time trying to bring species back to life when resources such as water are going down to low levels.
This chart shows that water is dangerously low in certain places and bringing many species back to life will not help with the water crisis even though it may seem inhumane to say that it is a fact that humans, and animals, will all die anyways because of the waste of resources.
If we bring back extinct species, we can
* Research on them and find out more about the past
* Make less endangered species
* Make it ok to poach because if people poach animals, they can bring it back
People are actually cloning animals so we can do that also for endangered species.
First off, I would like to say that poaching is never a good thing, so even if we bring back animals by cloning them we should never poach. Secondly, it will take a lot of clones to have enough to reproduce, and even once they do have enough clones so that they can all start making more of them, it will take very long for a large amount of time for the animals to make enough of them to not be considered endangered. So if all this works the species will still be considered endangered for a long time. Also, most of the clones that get successfully made have really bad defects by the time they grow up so they might not even be able to reproduce and the species would die of again. Once we bring back species, to research on them wouldn't work out well because there is always some kind of defect so we will be getting false information on the species if we tried to study the clone.
Too expensive and I don't know how any research gained from it would be important.