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Morrissey urges Michael Creed to ban fur farming

Joined: June 17th, 2010, 6:46 pm

February 21st, 2018, 8:17 pm #1

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3396841

Morrissey urges Michael Creed to ban fur farming

Musician outlines concerns to Minister in a letter on behalf of animal welfare group Peta
Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 00:02

Musician Morrissey has written to Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed calling for a ban on fur farming.

The former Smiths frontman, an animal activist, thanked Mr Creed for banning wild animal circuses last year and urged him to “continue on this progressive path by also outlawing fur farming” in the State.

The letter, on behalf of animal welfare group Peta, said: “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

“This confinement causes them such psychological distress that many go insane and mutilate themselves.”

Gassed to death

The singer-songwriter added: “They’re killed when they’re only about six 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.”

Peta said the United Kingdom, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Netherlands had all banned fur farming and that Norway announced its own ban last month.

In November, Mr Creed signed regulations banning the use of wild animals in circuses.

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted. This is the general view of the public at large and a position I am happy to endorse,” he said at the time. “This is a progressive move, reflective of our commitment to animal welfare.”

– PA


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Joined: June 22nd, 2015, 7:46 pm

February 21st, 2018, 8:41 pm #2

Yes, we banned it ages ago as we are supposed to be an animal loving nation. That's surprised me that Norway has recently banned it. Good on them.
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February 22nd, 2018, 12:53 am #3

It's funny how nearly every news outlet in Britain flies off the handle every time he makes a peep about something political. But, other than a couple of small animal/vegan friendly mags and this one Irish paper, no one has anything to say about him doing a good deed. This shouldn't surprise me after decades of this treatment by the press.

BTW, there are even a few news outlets still harping on about the imaginary walk out in Glasgow.?
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February 22nd, 2018, 6:43 pm #4

Any outlets that run the walkout story are FAKE NEWS! I can assure everyone that it didn’t happen! Thousands of cameras and not one pictures or video emerged? Yet more More anti-Morrissey bias in the FAKE NEWS MAINSTREAM MEDIA! Watch it, read it, believe it at your own peril!!!

Good to see Ireland is progressing, even if slowing, a bit of a giddy-up along with some well deserved praise is probably the best way forward! And you know what light never goes out? The light that Morrissey shines on animal cruelty that otherwise would go unreported and stay hidden!
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