Published Nov 26, 2013As proven with a recent, er, beef between Grimes and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith, the discussion around veganism is still going strong in the music world at large. Always one to offer his perspective is beloved curmudgeon Morrissey, who has set his sights on U.S. President Barack Obama.
In keeping with the annual tradition, President Obama will pardon one turkey tomorrow, which will then be spared its life instead of being slow-cooked for American Thanksgiving this weekend.
While some have made the valid argument that there are multiple human beings who also deserve pardon, Moz has taken issue with the fact that any turkeys are set to be harmed this weekend.
In a blog post called "Thankskilling," Morrissey spoke out for the 45 million birds who are "horrifically abused," not to mention the health problems potentially caused by consuming turkey meat.
Here's Moz's statement in full:
Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged through electrified stun baths, and then have their throats slit. And President Obama laughs. Haha, so funny!
As Ingrid Newkirk from PETA points out, turkey 'meat' is one of "our nation's top killers", causing heart-attacks and strokes in humans due to saturated animal fats and cholesterol. And President Obama laughs.
Further, the meat industry is responsible for 51% of human-caused greenhouse-gas emission, therefore the embarrassingly stupid White House 'turkey pardon' is open support for a viciously cruel and environmentally irresponsible industry. And President Obama laughs.
Is that enough to have you reaching for the tofurkey when Canadian Thanksgiving rolls around?