Morrissey to play first ever meatless concert at the Staples Center
by Allyson Koerner
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Musician, animal activist and vegetarian Morrissey is making history at the Staples Center by playing the very first meatless concert at the Los Angeles venue.

According to E! Online, on March 1st, while the former Smiths lead singer is putting on a show at the sold out event, fans will be able to munch on 100 percent vegetarian dishes.

“I don’t look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals,” Morrissey said in a press release.

He asked the event center to please close its McDonald’s outlets, and the Staples Center agreed. Furthermore, the venue and promoter Goldenvoice will give part of the sales to PETA.

Reportedly, Sir Paul McCartney, another animal activist and vegan, previously asked the Staples Center to do the same as Morrissey, but was denied.

For years, Morrissey has spoken against animal abuse and the pros of his vegetarian diet. He’s been cutting out animal products since the age of 11; he is now 53.

“It took me a long time to give up eggs, but I managed it. It’s all a moral question, and whether you approve or disapprove of cruelty. It has nothing to do with food since there are an abundance of alternatives to eating death.”

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  • D K

    Thank you, Morrissey! Keep fighting the good fight.
    All my love to you!