Rock Icon Morrissey Promotes Spaying and Neutering: In his print ad for PETA, the former Smiths frontman and a feline friend encourage spaying and neutering cats and dogs to prevent homeless animals.
Manchester music icon Morrissey poses sternly with a cat on his head to prove exactly what is on his mind in a new advertising campaign that will go live this week.
The former Smiths frontman and keen animal rights activist agreed to the quirky ad campaign to raise awareness for a new campaign from charity People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The Suedehead singer poses with a rescue tabby on his head with the slogan: “Homeless Animals on your Mind? Spay or Neuter today” in a bid to halt the thousands of unwanted cats and dogs ending up in homeless shelters.
In support of the campaign, Morrissey says: “Despite the fact that they’re incredibly intelligent, animals unfortunately haven’t yet worked out how to slip on a rubber, which is why thousands of them are being put to sleep in overcrowded shelters and thousands more are desperately waiting to be adopted.”
In typically outspoken fashion the Meat is Murder star adds: “Letting cats or dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption. Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals.”
Vegetarian Moz is a keen supporter of the PETA charity, and indeed was named PETA’s “Person of the Year” in 2011.
The new ad campaign is highlighting the huge numbers of animals that end up abandoned or destroyed.
It’s release comes in a busy week for the Manc star as he prepares for his huge homecoming gig at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
It will be his first hometown gig since he played the Apollo in 2009 when he celebrated his 50th birthday.
And there’s certainly a huge buzz among fans of the star – following his last gig in Athens broke a new record in the Greek capital.
For he set a new attendance record at the Lycabettus Arena when 9,000 people forced their way into what is a 5,500 capacity venue last week.
Dedicated fans broke through the main doors to fill up the venue, with security officials giving up holding back the tide to let everybody in.
Morrissey said he was “delighted and humbled” by the Athens onslaught which sees him claim the previous high attendance record from indie band Radiohead.
Methinks he can expect a similarly rapturous reception, although hopefully not a near riot, when he heads home on Saturday night…
Source: Manchester Evening News