Published Apr 20, 2014Back in 2006, Morrissey vowed not to play any Canadian shows due to our country's seal hunt. Now, the outspoken singer has once again decried the practice with another venomous statement.
Yesterday (April 19), a statement from the former Smiths singer went up on semi-official website True to You. The post is called "This sorrowful Canada," and much of it targets Gail Shea, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
While Shea called the hunt "humane," Morrissey facetiously suggested she should volunteer to face the same fate as the seals.
Moz clarified that Canada is a "beautiful country" with "good people," but said that we have a poor international image due to the seal hunt. In a parting shot, he declared the country "regrettably fashionably dead."
Read the post below.
This sorrowful Canada
The seal hunt in Canada is struggling to make a start this year due to almost no markets, and China especially is refusing to sell Canadian seal meat. Thank you, China!
China has stated that "animal rights protests" are the reason why they have dropped Canada's custom.
The annual East Coast seal hunt/kill started Monday — against a strong wave of trade and court challenges. Europe continues its ban on seal products.
Gail Shea, the federal Fisheries Minister for Canada, says that baby seals are "killed humanely," and explains how the baby seals are shot by high-powered rifles. Is this a death that Gail Shea would wish for herself? Would it make her happy to be shot by a high-powered rifle? If she considers such butchery to be so "humane," why doesn't she place herself amongst the tens of thousands of grey-coated harp seals that will be slaughtered within the next few weeks? She could then test the humane aspect of having her head blown off for herself. Only then could she be thought to speak with any authority on the subject.
Canada is a beautiful country, and the people of Canada are good people. But good people are often ineffectual. Internationally, Canada's sorry image is due entirely to its seal slaughter — which is greedy and barbaric, and it is dismaying to witness such ignorance in 2014. Sound reason tells us that only those of the thinnest intellect wear animal fur, and because the Canadian government are concerned with animals only economically, killing baby seals with lightning brutality is now Canada's primary global image. Until this annual massacre is abolished, Canada itself is regrettably fashionably dead.
16 April 2014