Upon the death of Dolly the cloned sheep last year, Carl Feldbaum, the head of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), received a lot of media calls. What happened? Did Dolly’s death have to do with cloning?
“…Dolly was incredibly obese. She was obese because every time a photographer or reporter visited her, they would feed her a treat. Every time Dolly saw a camera or a reporter’s pad, she would run up and expect a treat.”
“So the answer, I told the reporter, was no. Cloning didn’t kill Dolly. It was the media.”