11:55am PT by Lars Brandle, Billboard
Morrissey Slams Thanksgiving
Morrissey doesn't care much for Thanksgiving.
The British artist, animal-rights activist and staunch vegetarian has slammed the traditional American turkey feast. And he had a few choice words for President Obama.
Morrissey serves up a tasty rant on his True to You fanzine, under the title "Thankskilling."
The singer, who with his former band The Smiths released an album in 1985 called Meat Is Murder, writes: "Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged through electrified stun baths and then have their throats slit. And President Obama laughs. Haha, so funny!"
He continues, "As Ingrid Newkirk from PETA points out, turkey 'meat' is one of our 'nation's top killers,' causing heart-attacks and strokes in humans due to saturated animal fats and cholesterol. And President Obama laughs.
"Further, the meat industry is responsible for 51 percent of human-caused greenhouse-gas emission, therefore the embarrassingly stupid White House 'turkey pardon' is open support for a viciously cruel and environmentally irresponsible industry. And President Obama laughs."
Clearly, Morrissey has put his recent health issues well behind him.
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