– A follow up to this item posted last week about Kasabian joining the seal protest. The one and only Mozza has also spoken. He has refused to tour in Canada until they ban seal culling.
Item via PETA Europe’s Blog:
“True to Morrissey style, he has given a bold statement against the Canadian seal slaughter. The statement appeared on a Morrissey Zine site True To You and reads:”
â€œ31 March 2008
Statement from Morrissey:
In late June the Montreal Symphony are hosting a TV Special to salute Buffy Sainte-Marieâ€™s 50th year making music. I am honored to be asked to take part. I first bought a Buffy Sainte-Marie record when I was 12, and her music has always remained with me. In the 1960s, as a political activist, Buffyâ€™s lyrics were fearless, and Iâ€™m very grateful for all the risks that she took.
I am also pleased to be asked to join the bill at the V Festival at the Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, and also at Fort Calgary in Calgary.
However, as we all know, the psychologically and constitutionally sickening Canadian seal-kill has started and is once again in full-cry.
The horror of the Canadian seal-kill is untranslatable, and although I fully realize that highly concentrated evil exists in other countries – Japanâ€™s dolphin slaughter, Icelandâ€™s newly-revived whaling, the cat-skinning trade in Switzerland, and China with just about every injustice imaginable – there is something especially menacing about Canadaâ€™s seal-kill.
Loyola Sullivan (Canadaâ€™s Ambassador for Fisheries Conservation) is a man of glacial coldness who claims that the seal-kill is â€œhumaneâ€ – a view he might alter if his own skull were cracked open with a spiked axe.
The fact that the seal-kill provides a livelihood for fishermen is an insultingly dim excuse for it to take place – after all, the German gas chambers of World War 2 also provided work for someone.
The seal-kill takes place to satisfy greed for fur-pelts, and this Canadian government is happy to drag the global image of its own country down, and make it a place that people such as I couldnâ€™t bear to visit.
MORRISSEY, 29 March 2008.â€