Morrissey calls his all-vegetarian concert 'a victory for the animals'
Morrissey is taking his animal activism to the next level by having his March 1 Los Angeles concert be all vegetarian. Just how vegetarian, you may ask? He got the Staples Center to shut down their McDonald's outlets for the duration of the show.
The British singer and longtime vegetarian announced in a press release (via E! News) that, for the first time, a concert at the Staples Center will feature 100 percent vegetarian vendors. That means that if you're looking for a bacon-wrapped hot dog or a carnitas taco, you're going to have to go somewhere else.
"I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals," Morrissey says in a statement.
Interestingly enough, the Staples Center had previously denied the shuttering of its McDonald's to Paul McCartney when he made a similar request at an earlier show. Fortunately the venue got its act together about the sale of "flesh as food," and it and promoter Goldenvoice are donating a portion of the proceeds of Morrissey's ticket sales to PETA.
Morrissey starred in a PETA campaign over the summer that encouraged pet owners to "spay or neuter today." "Letting cats or dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption," he said in a statement. "Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals."