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American singer, actor, and filmmaker Barbra Streisand has branded industrial agriculture as ‘unnecessarily cruel’.

The Funny Girl star made the comment to her 741.9 thousand Twitter followers. 

Is Barbra Streisand vegan?

She wrote: “Industrial agriculture is not only unnecessarily cruel but contributes a good deal to climate change. 

“Plant-based and lab replicated meat holds great promise.”

Despite the pro-vegan Tweet, Streisand has never publicly spoken about whether she follows a plant-based diet or not.

Cloning controversy 

In fact, back in 2018, Streisand received backlash from vegan charity PETA after revealing she had cloned her pet dog, Samantha, twice. 

Before Samantha died, the star paid for cells to be extracted from her to create two new puppies.

In a statement sent to Page Six, the charity’s president Ingrid Newkirk said: “We all want our beloved dogs to live forever, but while it may sound like a good idea, cloning doesn’t achieve that.

“Instead, it creates a new and different dog who has only the physical characteristics of the original. Animals’ personalities, quirks, and very ‘essence’ simply cannot be replicated.

“When you consider that millions of wonderful adoptable dogs are languishing in animal shelters every year or dying in terrifying ways when abandoned… You realize cloning adds to the homeless-animal population crisis. 

“And because cloning has a high failure rate, many dogs are caged and tormented for every birth that actually occurs. So, that’s not fair to them, despite the best intentions.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.