Morrissey Urges Live Earth to Ditch Animal Products

by Antonio Pasolini
May 6, 2015 5:00 PM ET
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Legendary singer, songwriter and animal rights activist Morrissey, who rose to fame in the 1980s as the frontman of The Smiths, has written an open letter to Al Gore urging the environmentalist to ditch animal products during the upcoming Live Earth concert festival on June 18. On that date, more than 100 artists will perform across seven continents to raise awareness on climate change issues. Morrissey and partner NGO Peta say only vegan food makes sense in the context of a climate change event.

“Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally,” writes Morrissey. “Your responsibility is to alert people to a crisis, not sell out to the vendors responsible for it. Since you can’t miss the fact that meat consumption is killing the planet and since venues can and will cater vegan food for events, if you choose to serve animal flesh at Live Earth, you’ll be making a mockery of the very concept of the event, in which case it should be renamed ‘Dead Earth: We Contributed!'”

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Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.