I have tried looking but haven't seen a thread on this topic? but maybe I am totaly wrong. I was wondering how many of you are vegetarian and did The Smiths and Morrissey inspire you?
I am. I wish I could say it was under Morrissey's influence, but it's actually due to a small group of very questionable punk bands from the mid-90's. You know, the type of bands which have punx tattooed on their knuckles.
The more I think about it, the more I think against eating meat. I am not a vegetarian myself but maybe one day that will change.
Explain... how ethically?
I undertand now.Just like many other vegetarians or vegans, they do not eat meat for ethical reasons, while some people do not eat it for religious reasons, health, etc.If you think "meat is murder " then you are an ethical vegan or vegetarian.
I am vegan, as in I do not even eat diary or egg.But I went from vegetarian to vegan more for health reasons rather than expanding on my ethical beliefs.
Oh, yeah? What mid-90's bands? It was because of Conflict, Oi Polloi, and all those peace punk bands that led me to go vegetarian, then vegan.
Rise Against, in particular. It was a phase which lasted all of six months, so I barely scraped the surface. There were a lot of anarcho type bands doing interviews with PETA and the like.
Refused (and affiliates) deserve credit, too. The Manics led me to the Situationists, the Situationists to Refused, Refused to vegetarianism, I think.