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  • 03
  • Jul

‘The Bullfighter Dies': Exclusive Morrissey Song Hits Out at Cruel Sport Ahead of Pamplona

El_bull-a-dorMorrissey has always used his music as a way to express his beliefs – and this week, he continues the trend, with the release of a stirring new song, “The Bullfighter Dies”, to coincide with the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

In a sneak peak from a blog post written by the compassionate star, which will be posted in full later this month by PETA US, Morrissey says of bullfighting:

The contest is not equal, the animal is unable to protest or to walk away, and the bullfighter doesn’t even actually

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  • 21
  • May

Why Have We Washed Manchester’s Pavements to Spread the Veggie Message?

“Meat Is Still Murder” – that’s the message that we’ve quite literally taken to the streets of Manchester, with 20 stencils throughout the city to celebrate the 55th birthday of compassionate legend Morrissey!

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The innovative street art is an example of “clean advertising”, using stencils to wash the pavement and leave a message behind.

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Thirty years since The Smiths first proclaimed that “meat is murder”, the eye-catching campaign in Morrissey’s hometown – which also coincides with National V
egetarian Week
– reminds people that millions of animals a day are still … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

The Only Signed Hardcover of Morrissey’s Autobiography Goes Under the Hammer for PETA

Morrissey PETA UKUPDATE: Sold! The one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey was sold on eBay for £8,300. All proceeds will go to our campaign to help prevent the slaughter of animals for meat. Our thanks go to Morrissey for the New Year’s present and to the generous fan who purchased the book!

Animals in need of help have no better friend than Morrissey. As a music icon and longtime animal rights activist, his efforts to help stop animal abuse are legendary and date back nearly three decades. In the past, he has Read more.


  • 27
  • Nov

What Do These Five British Celebs Have in Common?

Two of them are related. Two of them made their name in music, and two have a talent for fashion. But what all these compassionate stars share is a meat-free diet. That’s right – Stella McCartney, Morrissey, Vivienne Westwood, Paul McCartney and Alan Cumming are all vegetarian and proud!

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Now, they’re going to be gracing Americans’ Christmas cards this holiday season as part of a limited-edition set of stamps launched by PETA US that honours famous vegetarians. The set also features celebrated plant-eaters from across the pond, including Ricky Martin, Pamela Anderson, … Read more.


  • 20
  • Nov

Ricky Gervais and Morrissey Denounce the Lion Killer, Melissa Bachman

Looking perversely pleased with herself as she posed for a photo over the corpse of the beautiful lion she had just killed in cold blood, the hunter Melissa Bachman has sparked understandable outrage.

To quote PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi:

Hunting is cruel and completely devoid of sportsmanship. It takes no courage or character to stalk and kill trapped animals. … Maybe the public backlash against her revolting photos will help Bachman realise that dressing up like a Lara Croft wannabe, slaughtering wildlife and then posing for photos does not make

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  • 24
  • May

Morrissey: Be a Thorn in the Side of Fortnum & Mason

On Morrissey’s birthday this Wednesday, he was the one giving a present – to geese, that is. The legendary rocker posted a stirring message on his website, slamming the torture of birds for the production of foie gras. When it comes to this cruel product, he won’t rest until he knows it’s over.Morrissey

The ex-Smiths singer, who is now as famous for his compassion for animals as he is for his thoughtful lyrics, congratulated Prince Charles for banishing foie gras from his functions but let rip at Fortnum & Mason … Read more.


  • 12
  • Oct

Morrissey Stands Up for Elephants

Never one to shy away from sharing an opinion, Morrissey lent the spotlight at his recent Boston, Massachusetts, gig to help get the word out about elephants suffering in a circus act.

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PETA US has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after someone in the audience of a Ringling circus sent them a video showing a handler hooking and striking an elephant named Luna—who has a history of leg problems—with a bullhook. Moz’s bandmates took to the stage in T-shirts reading “Ringling Beats Animals” to spread the word.

Morrissey and … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jul

CLOSED: Win a PETA Poster Featuring Morrissey

What must-have item should no Moz fan be without? His PETA ad poster!

The rocker is the cat’s meow in the new ad, asking fans to save animals’ lives by always spaying and neutering. You see, thousands of homeless animals are euthanised in shelters every year simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Luckily, Morrissey is spreading the message that animal birth control is the solution to our animal overpopulation crisis. And lucky for you, the ad could be yours, as we have five fab posters to give away!… Read more.


  • 04
  • May

Morrissey Urges Uniqlo to Dump Cruelly Produced Australian Wool

As music legend Morrissey nears the end of his Japanese tour, the former Smiths frontman is joining the international outcry against the Australian wool industry’s abuse of sheep by firing off a letter on behalf of PETA Asia to the president of Tokyo-based international clothing retailer Uniqlo to ask that the company follow the lead of Muji and other compassionate companies and stop using wool from Australian farmers who mutilate sheep in a practice called “mulesing“, in which large chunks of skin and flesh are cut from lambs’ backsides in … Read more.


  • 27
  • Dec

Morrissey Named PETA’s Person of the Year 2011

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For helping to make the world a kinder place for animals, we’re proud to announce that compassionate crooner Morrissey is PETA’s 2011 Person of the Year.

A long-time champion of animal rights and vegetarianism, this year the Lancashire born singer – described by NME as “one of the most influential artists ever” – has once again been using the limelight to shine a light on the terrible suffering that animals endure on factory farms and inside abattoirs.

During his European tour, Morrissey had information tables with animal rights literature manned … Read more.