PETA Are Saying Please Don't Clone Your Pet Like Barbra Streisand

Not 'a good idea'

PETA Are Saying Please Don't Clone Your Pet Like Barbra Streisand

Just because Barbra Streisand cloned her pet Coton du Tulear doesn’t mean you should do it too, according to animal rights organisation PETA.

Following reports in which the Oscar winner confirmed she used DNA from her pet pooch Samantha, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Page Six they wish they had talked Babs out of it.

“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,” she said.

“Animals’ personalities, quirks, and very ‘essence’ simply cannot be replicated, and when you consider that millions of wonderful adoptable dogs are languishing in animal shelters every year or dying in terrifying ways when abandoned, you realise that 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.”

You can watch a video of Barbra Streisand with her new pets Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet below.

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