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Morrissey asks Aquino to free Philippine elephant - Agence France-Presse / Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines—Rock icon Morrissey called on Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday, ahead of a Manila concert, to send what the star described as Manila Zoo’s long-suffering elephant into retirement.

The British ex-singer of alternative rock group The Smiths said Mali, 37, deserved a reprieve from a lifetime of confinement.

“I ask that you send Mali to a sanctuary, where she would have room to roam and be able to be among other members of her own species,” Morrissey wrote ahead of his May 13 Manila show.

Aquino’s office received the letter Thursday and is evaluating it, his spokeswoman Abigail Valte told reporters.

Echoing allegations by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Morrissey said Mali had been unable to roam and socialize unlike her...
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Morrissey's been lobbing loud words again, this time about bad conditions in a zoo in Java

Singer Morrissey urges closure of Indonesian zoo - AFP / Google

JAKARTA — British singer Morrissey called on the Indonesian government Tuesday to immediately shut down a notorious zoo in eastern Java where hundreds of animals have died or disappeared.

The former frontman of seminal indie band The Smiths, whose 1985 album is entitled "Meat is Murder", made the request in a letter to Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan before a solo performance in Jakarta on Thursday.

"Your ministry called for a change at the Surabaya Zoo, but no improvements have been made," the vegetarian and animal rights activist wrote in the letter, made available to AFP by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"There can be no justification for seemingly endless debates...
In a recent interview to promote Handwritten, the upcoming 4th LP by his New Jersey rock band The Gaslight Anthem, frontman Brian Fallon is asked about his various influences and the subject of Morrissey comes up. Brian wastes no time admitting to a fondness for The Smiths but a disdain for what he perceives as some of the more theatrical traits of the band's former singer, quipping that the best advice he can hypothetically offer Morrissey is to "get over" the solo-era pretentiousness and reform his old band.

The Morrissey bit lasts from 20:12 - 21:44.

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Has there been an official confirmation?

Raphi writes:

Morrissey will perform in Tel Aviv on July 22
Why does it not mentioned?