Morrissey Calls for End to Ireland’s Cruel Fur Industry
Ahead of his concert in Dublin on 20 February, Morrissey has sent a letter on behalf of PETA to Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, praising him for banning wild-animal circuses – and urging him to “continue on this progressive path by also outlawing fur farming”.
“Ireland has three fur farms, on which 200,000 minks are jammed into squalid cages and denied the opportunity to roam, swim, or care for their young,” writes Morrissey. “This confinement causes them such psychological distress that many go insane and mutilate themselves. They’re killed when they’re only about 6 months old – crammed by the dozens into a box and gassed to death. And for what? A stale ‘status symbol’ that nobody wants to wear any more.”
Fur farming has already been banned in the UK, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Netherlands, and Norway announced its own ban just last month.
What You Can Do
Please join Morrissey in speaking out against Ireland’s fur industry by sending your own message to Mr Creed now.