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    Fri, 06 Aug 2010 08:31:47

    Morrissey Writes Letter Opposing English Royal Guard Wearing Fur Hats - He's an animal rights supporter

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    Animal rights advocate and vegetarian Morrissey has written a letter to the UK's Times to voice his support Conservative politico Ann Widdecombe's campaign end the killing of Canadian brown bears for the sake of using their fur for the Royal Guards' signature hats. Morrissey used his pen to urge the Queen to replace the real fur with a faux version in order to keep the species from evaporating. It is a noble cause and it makes sense. If the fur is from an endangered animal, how about we say "Fuck off" to tradition and try something new? It's only human.

    "In the humanized world, of course, hats are not worth killing for," Morrissey's letter reads. "Yes, animal rights move different people differently, and there are even those who think that animals simply have no right to be, but there is no sanity in making life difficult on purpose for the Canadian brown bear, especially for Guards hats that look absurd in the first place, and which can easily be replaced by faux versions (thanks to the visionary Stella McCartney) with no death involved." He also wrote that "it is difficult not to look to the Queen herself -- after all, they are her Guards, and she must surely be aware of the horrific process utilized to supply real bearskins for her Guards," he wrote. "The mere sight of each bearskin hat must surely jab at the Queen's heart."

    Will the Queen be moved by Morrissey's plea?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.06.10




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