Morrissey backs proposed NYC fur ban ahead of his Lunt-Fontanne Theater residency - AMNewYork

Morrissey backs proposed NYC fur ban ahead of his Lunt-Fontanne Theater residency - am New York
"As in New York, stores in England have been caught selling real dog and cat fur from China falsely labeled as fake," the singer wrote to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

By: Lisa L. Colangelo - 2 May, 2019

Morrissey sent a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Wednesday, praising him for proposing a ban on fur.

The proposed ban on selling fur in New York City is getting some high-profile help from British rock legend Morrissey.

The outspoken singer, vegan and animal rights activist pledged to mobilize fans who attend his weeklong residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, which kicks off Thursday.

Staffers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will host a table at the theater and connect fans with their local City Council members so they can urge them to vote for the ban.

Morrissey sent a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Wednesday, praising him for proposing the ban and noted a similar measure is being considered in the U.K.

“As in New York, stores in England have been caught selling real dog and cat fur from China falsely labeled as fake,” he wrote to Johnson.
“It’s time to rid the racks of the stuff in order to protect all fashion victims, both human and nonhuman.”

The bill, set for a hearing on May 15 at City Hall, would ban the sale of fur apparel in the city. There are exceptions for used fur and fur that is worn for religious customs.

The fur industry has geared up its own campaign to fight the ban, saying it would have “devastating consequences” for the city’s fashion economy and jeopardize thousands of jobs.

"I am an animal lover, and truly believe it is cruel to kill an animal just for the purpose of people wearing a fur coat,"

Johnson said in a statement, thanking Morrissey. "The proposal reflects an ever-growing consensus in the fashion industry that the use of fur is not ethical, and it encourages innovation in the industry."

Johnson pointed out many designers have promised to stop using fur while others, like Stella McCartney, have a long history of not using fur products.

Morrissey has a long history of supporting animal rights and has addressed those issues in songs, during concerts and in press interviews. In 1985, when he was lead singer for “The Smiths,” the band released an album titled “Meat is Murder.”

In more recent years he has shown shocking footage of factory farms and slaughterhouses at his performances. While on tour in Canada last month, Morrissey worked with PETA on its campaign to persuade Canada Goose to stop using down and fur in its coats.

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FWD.


Update:

Full letter and new article here:
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Dear Mr. Johnson,
I was so happy to hear of your bill to ban the sale of fur that I have asked PETA to enlist New Yorkers at my concerts this week to urge their council members to support it. Back home, a similar effort is underway in Parliament to ban fur sales throughout the U.K. As in New York, stores in England have been caught selling real dog and cat fur from China falsely labeled as fake. It's time to rid the racks of the stuff in order to protect all fashion victims, both human and nonhuman. Keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
Morrissey
 
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Howdy Folks.
Just a friendly reminder to spay and neuter your Human Bein's.
The Human Bein' has proven to be the biggest threat against the survival of this planet.
Until we can get the Human Bein' to gain consciousness we must urge you to stop them from reproducin'.
Thanks for your help.

- The Wild Turkey Community
 
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Being focused on selling out seats/publicity/being provocative might have some correlation, but if it was just about money, I would have expected new items (and the entire back catalogue) to be marketed and sold in a much better way than they have been doing. Not to mention the negative impact comments can have on said seating & product sales - hardly the actions of someone entirely money-minded?
Points make prizes...
Regards,
FWD.

I think you are well aware that logic is the last thing Peter understands. He has turned into a bitter old queen repeating the same criticisms over and over again. If everyone just ignored him then he might, just might, go away and rediscover his life.

As ever, heartfelt thanks for your myriad of posts and brilliantly reasoned comments. This site would be pointless without you.
 
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I think you are well aware that logic is the last thing Peter understands. He has turned into a bitter old queen repeating the same criticisms over and over again. If everyone just ignored him then he might, just might, go away and rediscover his life.

As ever, heartfelt thanks for your myriad of posts and brilliantly reasoned comments. This site would be pointless without you.

He understands logic he’s just mad and doesnt want to see it. He wants to make morrissey into a terrible failure that he’s not much in the same way some wanna make him into some international pop star like Gaga etc which he’s not. He sells way more than many bands he likes even if they tried here hardest to be sellouts but they’re judged by different standards. he’s always said things about animal issues over the years if the tickets sold or didn’t. Square garden a couple of years ago sold fine and he still touted them going meat free. He played an animal slaughter video on every show for one tour. If he wanted to sell tickets he’d do paid meet and greets and be playing millionaires weddings. Again if he wrote a tell all book on the smiths, no matter how it turned out, that’d probably make him more money. It was said autobiography made him more than any album. Also of course the reunion he turned down which was a large sum of money. Morrissey is largely unchanging. His opinion on the culture he’s obsessed with, his own, and it’s relation to mass migration has always been the same. Morrissey doesn’t change all that much though I’d say he’s getting a bit softer and more self-indulgent but it’s the world around morrissey that changes time and again
 
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what he said was that unless he has something to promote then these would be his last shows.

Careful Gordy, Peter's bum-chum does not like to be corrected, even when - as usual - he is totally wrong.
 

gordyboy9

its not me its you.
Howdy Folks.
Just a friendly reminder to spay and neuter your Human Bein's.
The Human Bein' has proven to be the biggest threat against the survival of this planet.
Until we can get the Human Bein' to gain consciousness we must urge you to stop them from reproducin'.
Thanks for your help.

- The Wild Turkey Community
I will take it on board turk and stop reproducing immediately,going to be a crap weekend though.
 
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Tobia

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Don't care if he sold out or not, just want him to sing as see soon videos from the lucky there
 
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He doesn't even write these letters, he just signs them for 4ck sake.
This man has done absolutely 4ck all for animals when it comes down to getting hands dirty on the front line.
Bullfighter Dies was written in the hope of being another Meat Is Murder kerching £££ song.
I should write him a letter saying "Stop eating cheese you 4cking clown"
And whilst you're at it "STOP WEARING WOOL AND 4KIN CASHMERE YOU BIG CRANKFRAUD " :angry:

Make the dream real Steve your time is up, the Internet caught you out big time.

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
 

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Howdy Folks.
Just a friendly reminder to spay and neuter your Human Bein's.
The Human Bein' has proven to be the biggest threat against the survival of this planet.
Until we can get the Human Bein' to gain consciousness we must urge you to stop them from reproducin'.
Thanks for your help.

- The Wild Turkey Community

:thumb:

 

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