Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, January 6, 2014
British pop star Morrissey really doesn’t like carnivores: The ’80s rocker said during a recent Q&A posted on a fansite that he doesn’t view meat eaters to be any better than pedophiles.
The “Suedehead” singer is a known animal rights activist and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporter, and told his fans during the Q&A to check out a YouTube site about the meat industry. According to Morrissey, if the content doesn’t have an impact on the viewer, they are “probably made of granite.”
“If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away,” he said. “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.”
Morrissey also implied later in the interview that people who are ok with slaughterhouses must have been OK with concentration camps as well.
“If you believe in the abattoir then you would support Auschwitz. There’s no difference,” he remarked. “People who would disagree with this statement have probably never been inside an abattoir.”
Morrissey does have some ideas as well on what he would like to see England and other countries do to better protect the welfare of animals. Among those ideas were banning zoos and circuses, and requiring that all commercials for “flesh food” be followed with a disclaimer about how the animal became food.
He also provided a series of criticisms of celebrities who are known for eating and/or wearing meat.
“I would like the Queen of England to be asked why she wears an electrocuted bear-cub on her head,” Morrissey stated. “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.”
“The singer Cilla Black recently appeared on television telling us how she was preparing leg of lamb for dinner, and since a lamb is a baby, I wondered what kind of mind Cilla Black could possibly have that would convince her that eating a baby is OK,” he continued. “On another TV program, an actor called Jeremy Edwards explained how excited he was at the discovery in Siberia of preserved Woolly Mammoths with enough DNA (flowing blood) to resurrect the animals — which have obviously been extinct for thousands of years. Edwards was excited by this because he said ‘I’d really like to try a Mammoth burger.’ This, alas, is typical of the human idiot.”
The pop singer even took a few jabs at President Barack Obama, calling him out for failing to speak about the meat industry even though it “alone is destroying the plant.” Morrissey quickly added other world leaders to the discussion, and blamed the concept of money for their failure to speak out on the issue as well.
“I would also like to ask meat eaters why they are so certain that animals deserve such barbaric and horrific treatment,” he said. “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.”
h/t The Daily Caller