‘Shocked’ Morrissey Speaks Out Against Grimston Beagle-Breeding Farm
So when we told Mozza that there are plans to build a facility that would breed dogs for animal tests, just a few miles away from his gig in Hull this week, of course he sprang into action.
Here’s the strongly worded letter he’s just sent to Home Secretary Theresa May on the issue:
I’m looking forward to my concert in Hull on Friday but was shocked to hear from my friends at PETA about plans for a new facility in nearby Grimston that would breed beagles to be used and killed in cruel experiments.
As I understand it, this hellhole would churn out thousands of dogs a year, confine them to a sterile prison (apparently without access to outdoor runs) and then sell them to laboratories to be injected, infected and dissected.
Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of knowing a dog can tell you that they are friendly, loyal animals who should be sleeping in our beds, not dying for Botox and Viagra. As an elected official, it’s your duty to represent the public – and I can tell you without a doubt that the vast majority of us do not want beagles’ blood on our hands. I am therefore urging you to do the right thing by denying this abomination of an establishment a licence.
Tens of thousands of PETA supporters and high-profile people spoke out against the planning application for the beagle farm, which was submitted by B&K Universal. Unfortunately, the planning minister, Greg Clark, overrode the decision of the local council and gave this appalling facility the go-ahead. But May still needs to grant it a licence before it can start breeding puppies.
Join Morrissey and sign the letter to the Home Secretary urging her to do the right thing for animals: