What's on Morrissey's Mind? Animal Overpopulation

Morrissey's PETA Ad

A lifelong animal rights activist and PETA's 2011 Person of the Year, the iconic rocker Morrissey has spent decades with cruelty-to-animals issues on his mind – and hasn't thought twice before voicing his opinions on them. This steadfast vegetarian has inspired millions of fans to think about animal rights ever since releasing The Smiths' Meat Is Murder album more than a quarter-century ago. Seven albums later, Morrissey continues to raise awareness about issues ranging from the fur trade to factory farm cruelty. In his new ad for PETA, Morrissey continues his crusade for animals and asks you to help eradicate the animal overpopulation crisis by spaying and neutering your companion animals.

Hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs enter animal shelters in the UK every year, and many of them must be euthanised because there simply aren't enough good homes for them. The ones who end up in animal shelters are the lucky ones – many homeless dogs and cats face much worse on the streets. Sterilising animals saves lives because it prevents thousands of unwanted animals from being born, only to compete with the existing homeless population. Although no one wants to dwell on this harsh reality, Morrissey reminds us that the animal overpopulation crisis must not be ignored.

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I want to help put an end to animal homelessness. By signing my name, I pledge to support and practice animal birth control by spaying or neutering my companion animals, educating others about the importance of spaying and neutering and never buying animals from a breeder or a pet shop.


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