UPDATE 5:25PM PT:
Press release / competition from PETA:
What's on Morrissey's Mind? Animal Overpopulation
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Manchester icon Morrissey to feature in new animal charity advert - Manchester Evening News
Manchester music icon Morrissey poses sternly with a cat on his head to prove exactly what is on his mind in a new advertising campaign that will go live this week.
The former Smiths frontman and keen animal rights activist agreed to the quirky ad campaign to raise awareness for a new campaign from charity People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The Suedehead singer poses with a rescue tabby on his head with the slogan: “Homeless Animals on your Mind? Spay or Neuter today” in a bid to halt the thousands of unwanted cats and dogs ending up in homeless shelters.
In support of the campaign, Morrissey says: “Despite the fact that they're incredibly intelligent, animals unfortunately haven't yet worked out how to slip on a rubber, which is why thousands of them are being put to sleep in overcrowded shelters and thousands more are desperately waiting to be adopted.”
In typically outspoken fashion the Meat is Murder star adds: "Letting cats or dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption. Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals."
Vegetarian Moz is a keen supporter of the PETA charity, and indeed was named PETA's “Person of the Year” in 2011.
The new ad campaign is highlighting the huge numbers of animals that end up abandoned or destroyed.
- Morrissey featured in new PETA poster campaign - Jan. 6, 2012