​morrissey tells ireland to shut down its fur farms

He’s happy the Emerald Isle voted for marriage equality, but wants to remind them that fur is murder.

by Charlotte Gush
26 May 2015, 1:41pm

image via flickr creative commons

Since calling the second Smiths album Meat is Murder, the world has gotten used to Morrissey's missives on matters from veganism and climate change to immigration and the Queen. This time, he chose to send a message to Ireland after the historic majority vote in favor of marriage equality, and to challenge them to break down more walls of oppression by promoting animal rights.

In a very short statement released on fan website True To You, Morrissey celebrated the equal rights win, saying, "The people, once again, teach the church. The people, once again, teach the politicians". But he wasn't done yet; setting the Emerald Isle a new challenge, he said, "Now, Ireland, please abolish fur farms and factory-farming and transportation of live animals, and welcome yourself completely into the 21st century."

It isn't Morrissey's first letter writing campaign for animal rights; he recently wrote to American politician Al Gore asking him to set a vegan menu at climate change action event Live Earth next month, explaining that, "serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally".



Text Charlotte Gush
Image via Flickr user Man Alive!

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