While Thanksgiving might be a couple of days old now Morrissey has no trouble letting the world know about his distain for the holiday. The former lead singer for the Smiths and known animal rights activist roasted President not only the holiday but President Barack Obama in a new statement entitled “Thankskilling” on Truetoyou, a active Morrissey fan site. The following is the whole statement by Morrissey in full:
Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged through electrified stun baths, and then have their throats slit. And President Obama laughs. Haha, so funny!
As Ingrid Newkirk from PETA points out, turkey ‘meat’ is one of “our nation’s top killers”, causing heart-attacks and strokes in humans due to saturated animal fats and cholesterol. And President Obama laughs.
Further, the meat industry is responsible for 51% of human-caused greenhouse-gas emission, therefore the embarrassingly stupid White House ‘turkey pardon’ is open support for a viciously cruel and environmentally irresponsible industry.
And President Obama laughs.
It should be noted that this verison of Thankskilling should not be confused with the 2009 cult horror movie about a killer turkey that axes off college kids one by one.