lifelong animal rights activist, the iconic rocker Morrissey has spent
decades with cruelty-to-animal issues on his mind—and hasn't thought twice before
voicing his opinions on them. This steadfast vegetarian
has inspired millions of fans to think about animal rights ever since releasing
The Smiths' Meat Is Murder album more
than a quarter-century ago.
Many albums later, Morrissey continues to raise
awareness about issues ranging from the fur trade
to factory farm cruelty. In his ad for PETA,
Morrissey asks you to help eradicate the
animal overpopulation crisis by spaying and neutering your companion animals.
than 7 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters in the U.S. every year, and
more than half of them must be euthanized because
there simply aren't enough good homes for them. The ones who end up in animal shelters
are the lucky ones—many homeless dogs
and cats face much worse
on the streets.
Sterilizing animals saves lives because
it prevents thousands of unwanted animals from being born, only to compete with
the existing homeless population. Although no one wants to dwell on this harsh
reality, Morrissey reminds us that the animal overpopulation crisis must not be
Call 1-800-248-SPAY to find your
nearest low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic. And help keep the animal
overpopulation crisis on everyone's mind by sharing Morrissey's ad on Facebook
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.