Morrissey ‘Seriously’ Considering Running For London Mayor | Music News
Ex-Smiths frontman, a longtime cat lover, is considering representing London’s Animal Welfare Party as candidate for the Mayor of London. According to a post on the unofficial official Morrissey website True to You, onetime Smiths man has been invited to serve as the London mayoral candidate of the Animal Welfare Party in the city’s upcoming election. In order to enter the race, all he would need is 330 signatures. Morrissey is reportedly taking “the contest very seriously”.
He has rallied with a statement about the importance of fighting for animal rights. “Animal welfare groups cannot persist simply in order to continue to persist. There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom simply because those animals do not speak English, otherwise millions of very caring citizens are greatly concerned about issues that no one is able to do anything about”.
He continued, “What animal protectionists need to say is very well worth saying and well worth hearing. But we cannot just sit around waiting for establishment enlightenment”. This is where, perhaps, he perceives his duties as Mayor of London to come in.
There were words towards the wider implications of animal slaughter, beyond the welfare of the animals themselves. “The meat industry, after all, shows no compassion towards the planet, towards climate change, towards animals, towards human health”.
He continued, “It is diabolically contrived and is the world’s number one problem. It is also the number one issue stifled from any political debate, which, if anything, highlights its importance. The slaughterhouse effectively means that none of us are safe. Just investigate the appalling effects of meat production on our climate, environment, fields, forests, lakes, streams, seas, air and space. Your eyes will pop”.
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