Dogs Deserve Immortality
For as long as humans have lived with the knowledge of our inevitable deaths, we have dreamed of extending our lives. Standard of living improvements, most importantly sanitation, access to nutritious food and potable water, along with advancements in pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, make it possible to extend and improve human life. There are medical companies, with the hype and financial support of some of the most unworthy billionaire shitstain excuses for humanity, currently working to further extend life, stall or reverse aging, restore youth, essentially make it possible for people to live and be youthful and healthy indefinitely. That is, it would be possible for the world’s wealthiest assholes. Why anyone would want this is obvious. It would be great to be youthful and healthy for extra decades or centuries. The real question is whether we deserve that. And the answer to that question is, no, we don’t.
There is no creature on Earth more deserving of a long and happy life than the dog. There is no creature more deserving of being the dominant species on the planet. Certainly not humans. We’ve had dominant species status for thousands of years and have had higher life expectancies than most other animals for many centuries, and we’ve largely squandered our advantages and made a catastrophic mess with those privileges. We’ve had ample time to prove our worth and failed. It’s time for another species to have a shot, and what better choice can there be than our best friends.
No creature is cuter, cuddlier, more loveable and delightful than a dog. There is no purer avatar of love and happiness than a dog. Dogs are a joy and a gift, and perhaps the greatest tragedy in life is their cruelly short lifespans. Dogs are lucky to make it to the elderly age of twenty, with an average lifespan of just ten to thirteen years. Their lives are shortened, too, by illnesses that should have long since been eradicated. Their time on Earth is a fraction of ours, and that is a terrible injustice for both us and them. It is not fair to them, who give so much and ask for only food and kindness in return. It is not fair to us, who love them, and suffer when they are unwell, and are heartbroken when they die.
Rather than wasting resources and research on making our own miserable lives longer and marginally less miserable, we should be devoting all our energies to making the infinitely more valuable lives of dogs longer and more pleasant. Dogs should live as long and with as much vigor as we do, and they should do so without succumbing to afflictions such as hip dysplasia or arthritis, liver disease or cancer, at such young ages as four or ten.
Furthermore, the cloning of dogs must be made more efficacious and inexpensive. Even if we can make it so that dogs are able to live in peak health for seventy to a hundred years, that may not be enough. And it definitely won’t be enough if we can’t get to that point. So, if dogs are still damned to criminally short lives, we should be able to easily and affordably clone them to create their genetically identical offspring. For anyone who’s ever loved a dog who’d been spayed or neutered that was approaching the end of their life, the desire to produce a pup or puppies just like them is natural and powerful. Some dogs just deserve to live on in successive generations of themselves, certainly more than do 95% of humans that breed.
The immediate goal of all this is to have our canine kids with us for as close to forever as possible, and the ultimate goal is obvious. Ultimately, we will help usher in the birth of a new age of superdogs. Just as humans bred them into the loveable pups they are today, we’ll aid them in their next evolutionary step. Eventually, they will surpass us, to be the dominant species on the planet, and the world will be a lot better for it.