By Tim Saunders on
The charity has 21 pairs of tickets to Morrissey concerts to give away in celebration of the release of his new album, Years of Refusal. The former lead singer of The Smiths has been a long-time advocate of vegetarianism and animal rights, and was honored by PETA with the Linda McCartney Memorial Award at their 25th Anniversary Gala on 10 September 2005. A vegetarian since the age of 11, Morrissey inspired a whole generation of vegetaians with The Smith’s 1985 album, Meat Is Murder.
From the PETA website: “On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, or gestation crates. When they have finally grown large enough, animals raised for food are crowded onto trucks and transported over many miles through all weather extremes to the slaughterhouse. Once there, animals have their throats cut, often while they are still fully conscious. Many are still conscious when they are plunged into the scalding-hot water of defeathering or hair-removal tanks or while their bodies are being skinned or hacked apart. By going vegetarian, you can save more than 100 animals each year from this horrible fate.”
For your chance to win tickets to the concert of your choice, click here. The competition ends on May 30.
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