jul 5, 1966 - The first animal was cloned.
Science continued using animals for research, in spite of global protests. This lead to the cloning of the first animal, Dolly the sheep, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This event was significant because it raised speculation that if you could clone one mammal, maybe you could clone them all, including humans. After this event, there was a push for further testing.
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CM Timeline Animal Testing Controversy