- 19 Feb 18
The former Smiths frontman has penned a letter to Minister Michael Creed on behalf of PETA.
It's been revealed today that Morrissey has written to Irish Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed calling for a ban on fur farming.
Morrissey, who is also an animal activist, thanked Mr Creed for banning wild animal circuses last year and urged him to “continue on this progressive path by also outlawing fur farming” in the State.
Signing regulations banning the use of wild animals in Circuses. This is a progressive move reflective of our commitment to animal welfare pic.twitter.com/TY7ro3eNvA
— Michael Creed TD (@creedcnw) November 9, 2017
The letter, on behalf of animal welfare group PETA, said: “Ireland has three fur farms, on which 200,000 minks are jammed into squalid cages and denied the opportunity to roam, swim, or care for their young.
“This confinement causes them such psychological distress that many go insane and mutilate themselves.
“They’re killed when they’re only about six months old, crammed by the dozens into a box and gassed to death. And for what? A stale ‘status symbol’ that nobody wants to wear any more.”
In what is surely unrelated news, Morrissey is set to play Dublin's 3Arena on Tuesday night as part of the tour to support his new album, Low in High School. Tickets are still available.