A Chinese company has announced it is planning a mass sale of cloned cats to the general public.
Sinogene, China’s first biotech company to create cloned pets, is planning to sell the cats for around £29,000.
It is planning to target bereaved pet owners who have lost their feline.
The announcement comes after a scientist from the company cloned their first kitten named Garlic, born a month ago at the company’s laboratory in Beijing.
Sinogene only revealed its existence this week after the animal got stronger.
The original cat, which supplied the cells for cloning, and Garlic are identical in appearance but have different temperaments, memories and personalities.