Morrissey to Tell Fans at Concerts, ‘Holidays Are Murder on Turkeys’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

It’s not a Morrissey tour without an animal rights message. As Consequence of Sound put it:

“Morrissey is almost as synonymous with animal rights as he is with being a musician.”

So Moz is inviting PETA along on his U.S. winter tour to spread his own brand of seasonal cheer: a new campaign that we’re calling “Holidays Are Murder on Turkeys.” After audiences inside the arenas have been treated to a baritone “Meat Is Murder,” they’ll step outside and be handed prints of refrigerator-worthy Moz artwork by smiling PETA members:

morrissey thanksgiving ad flier, holidays are murder on turkeys

The tour, which is expected to draw massive numbers of fans, includes 17 U.S. shows, including performances at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. Morrissey hopes many of them will spare turkeys being killed to become dead, fleshy centerpieces.

What else would you expect from the man who once hosted a PETA Thanksgiving dinner at which a turkey was the guest of honor rather than the main course?

Morrissey and Cloe the Turkey, peta thanksgiving dinner© Chris Polk

Check out PETA’s list of the best faux turkey meats and give birds something to be thankful for this year.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind