Morrissey has never been shy about voicing his opinions on animal protection issues. Now, in a new interview, he may have just given his magnum opus on the subject. This man just doesn’t hold back. We’ll break down some of our favorite bits for you.
On meeting someone who eats meat: “If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away. Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you “Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,” well, I doubt if you’d want to exchange phone numbers.”
On celebrity chefs cooking meat: “I would like to ask all so-called celebrity chefs why they believe that animals should have no right to live. If Jamie ‘Orrible is so certain that flesh-food is tasty then why doesn’t he stick one of his children in a microwave? It would taste the same as cooked lamb.”
On why world leaders aren’t addressing animal agriculture as a main cause of climate change and other issues: “Although the meat industry alone is destroying the planet, I would like to ask President Obama why he says nothing on the subject. Although the meat industry puts an intolerable strain on the medical profession I would like to ask world leaders why they say nothing on the subject. Although meat products are killing off half the human race very speedily, I would like to ask world leaders why they do not care in the least. Money, and only money, makes the world go around.”
On his question to meat eaters: “I would also like to ask meat-eaters why they are so certain that animals deserve such barbaric and horrific treatment. I would like to ask meat-eaters why they believe that animals should not have any rights to live their own lives, whilst humans fiercely demand a god-given right to live as they wish simply by reason of their birth alone.”
Morrissey also states he wants a complete ban on zoos and circuses, as well as the opportunity to ask the queen why she “wears an electrocuted bear-cub on her head.” As we said, he doesn’t hold back.