"This sorrowful Canada" - Morrissey statement on true-to-you.net

TTY has just published a Morrissey's letter about seal hunt in Canada:

This sorrowful Canada - true-to-you.net
19 April 2014

This sorrowful Canada

The seal hunt in Canada is struggling to make a start this year due to almost no markets, and China especially is refusing to sell Canadian seal meat. Thank you, China!

China has stated that "animal rights protests" are the reason why they have dropped Canada's custom.

The annual East Coast seal hunt/kill started Monday - against a strong wave of trade and court challenges. Europe continues its ban on seal products.

Gail Shea, the federal Fisheries Minister for Canada, says that baby seals are "killed humanely", and explains how the baby seals are shot by high-powered rifles. Is this a death that Gail Shea would wish for herself? Would it make her happy to be shot by a high-powered rifle? If she considers such butchery to be so "humane", why doesn't she place herself amongst the tens of thousands of grey-coated harp seals that will be slaughtered within the next few weeks? She could then test the humane aspect of having her head blown off for herself. Only then could she be thought to speak with any authority on the subject.

Canada is a beautiful country, and the people of Canada are good people. But good people are often ineffectual. Internationally, Canada's sorry image is due entirely to its seal slaughter - which is greedy and barbaric, and it is dismaying to witness such ignorance in 2014. Sound reason tells us that only those of the thinnest intellect wear animal fur, and because the Canadian government are concerned with animals only economically, killing baby seals with lightning brutality is now Canada's primary global image. Until this annual massacre is abolished, Canada itself is regrettably fashionably dead.

Morrissey
16 April 2014
Los Angeles.
 
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Detritus

Teenage Lightning
I really wish he'd stop with the eyeroll-inducing "PLACE YOURSELF AMONG THEM" emotional appeals. He's capable of putting forward a strong argument without them, so I'm not sure why he feels the need.
 

BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy - "Facebook Non-Entity"
The slaughter of seals in Canada is a sorry tale of ecological vandalism by humans:

http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php#history


But if you're going to boycott Canada, it's hard to see how a visit to Japan was justified:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1096243/s...egins-in-japans-taiji-cove-despite-criticism/


"Animal rights activists say the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan’s Taiji cove is the largest cull they’ve witnessed. Japan defends the hunt as a part of its culture, saying it’s no different than other customs such as Canada’s seal hunt."

I've no problem with celebrities using fame as a platform, but in the same article above is a link to a completely bizarre rant by Yoko Ono. Most people in Japan and Canada probably dismiss both Morrissey and Ono as barmpots:

https://plus.google.com/+YokoOno/posts/UWJeK4WMgmS

Japan: whales, dolphins and Fukushima
Canada: seals and Alberta Tar Sands: what's the difference?
The planet is already post-apocalyptic. The sooner every species is wiped out except humans the better, then they'll be left to survey their wonderful 'civilisation' with no one else to slaughter but themselves.
 
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Anonymous

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The slaughter of seals in Canada is a sorry tale of ecological vandalism by humans:

http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php#history


But if you're going to boycott Canada, it's hard to see how a visit to Japan was justified:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1096243/s...egins-in-japans-taiji-cove-despite-criticism/


"Animal rights activists say the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan’s Taiji cove is the largest cull they’ve witnessed. Japan defends the hunt as a part of its culture, saying it’s no different than other customs such as Canada’s seal hunt."

I've no problem with celebrities using fame as a platform, but in the same article above is a link to a completely bizarre rant by Yoko Ono. Most people in Japan and Canada probably dismiss both Morrissey and Ono as barmpots:

https://plus.google.com/+YokoOno/posts/UWJeK4WMgmS

Japan: whales, dolphins and Fukushima
Canada: seals and Alberta Tar Sands: what's the difference?
The planet is already post-apocalyptic. The sooner every species is wiped out except humans the better, then they'll be left to survey their wonderful 'civilisation' with no one else to slaughter but themselves.


Bring it on, the humans should surely be wiped off the face of the earth, the sooner the better, considering the way they treat other living species and other humans it can't come soon enough. Let the animals take over and start again from scratch
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Here we go again (yawn).
They only kill them in order to keep the Tosser from turning up with his karaoke backing band playing all the golden oldies again and again and again.


Benny-the-British-Butcher
 

Johnny Barleycorn

Well-Known Member
"The seal hunt in Canada is struggling to make a start this year due to almost no markets, and China especially is refusing to sell Canadian seal meat. Thank you, China!"

The "subspecies" came through, then? Oh good.
 

jdbabz

Member
He's annoyingly right of course but I'd like to see him try and reason with an Inuit about their hunting practices.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Upon first reading Logic teacher gives a B+. :thumb:
 
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Anonymous

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Bravo Moz. I give him an A+. Right on for telling off Gail Shea. You tell her! I have the STOP THE KILLING sticker on my car and signed the petitions requesting the Canadian government to buy out the commercial fisher-creeps' licenses.

Upon first reading Logic teacher gives a B+. :thumb:
 
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HAZE/Sullen

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He's boycotting Canada, but seems to like playing concerts in cities (sorry, small towns) that border huge Canadian population centres. Both Niagara Falls and Buffalo are small population centers, yet they're only an hour from Toronto, a city sprawl of 6,800,000. He has done the same with concert dates in "seemingly" remote towns in Vermont (an hour from Montreal, with millions of fans), or Washington State, just 20 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. See, Moz is a businessman, not a real activist - his money and fame come first. He launches an attack on Canada, weeks before his album release (AGAIN), picks on the poor Canadians, refuses to play in their country, but hosts concerts in shitty little border towns, knowing full well all those concerts will be seen by Canadian fans. He's an asshole, and a hypocrite. He has played Turkey, which has NO animals rights, he plays loads of other nations worse than Canada for animal-rights violations, yet picks on Canada because he knows he can make his money and still stand his shitty ground, all at once. As for his applauding China, the "sub-species", well... his self-serving nature apparently knows no bounds.... A complete idiot, that man.
 
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He's boycotting Canada, but seems to like playing concerts in cities (sorry, small towns) that border huge Canadian population centres. Both Niagara Falls and Buffalo are small population centers, yet they're only an hour from Toronto, a city sprawl of 6,800,000. He has done the same with concert dates in "seemingly" remote towns in Vermont (an hour from Montreal, with millions of fans), or Washington State, just 20 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. See, Moz is a businessman, not a real activist - his money and fame come first. He launches an attack on Canada, weeks before his album release (AGAIN), picks on the poor Canadians, refuses to play in their country, but hosts concerts in shitty little border towns, knowing full well all those concerts will be seen by Canadian fans. He's an asshole, and a hypocrite. He has played Turkey, which has NO animals rights, he plays loads of other nations worse than Canada for animal-rights violations, yet picks on Canada because he knows he can make his money and still stand his shitty ground, all at once. As for his applauding China, the "sub-species", well... his self-serving nature apparently knows no bounds.... A complete idiot, that man.

He is boycotting playing in the country, not having to pay taxes there etc. He says he has no issue with the people. And there are millions of fans in Montreal?
 
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FAN

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He's boycotting Canada, but seems to like playing concerts in cities (sorry, small towns) that border huge Canadian population centres. Both Niagara Falls and Buffalo are small population centers, yet they're only an hour from Toronto, a city sprawl of 6,800,000. He has done the same with concert dates in "seemingly" remote towns in Vermont (an hour from Montreal, with millions of fans), or Washington State, just 20 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. See, Moz is a businessman, not a real activist - his money and fame come first. He launches an attack on Canada, weeks before his album release (AGAIN), picks on the poor Canadians, refuses to play in their country, but hosts concerts in shitty little border towns, knowing full well all those concerts will be seen by Canadian fans. He's an asshole, and a hypocrite. He has played Turkey, which has NO animals rights, he plays loads of other nations worse than Canada for animal-rights violations, yet picks on Canada because he knows he can make his money and still stand his shitty ground, all at once. As for his applauding China, the "sub-species", well... his self-serving nature apparently knows no bounds.... A complete idiot, that man.

Very well said. Before all of the Morrissey "yes-men" post about how wrong you are and try to find some ridiculous reason to defend him, it is important for you to be recognized for these words. Not many want to call him on this.
 

Carly

Active Member
He's boycotting Canada, but seems to like playing concerts in cities (sorry, small towns) that border huge Canadian population centres. Both Niagara Falls and Buffalo are small population centers, yet they're only an hour from Toronto, a city sprawl of 6,800,000. He has done the same with concert dates in "seemingly" remote towns in Vermont (an hour from Montreal, with millions of fans), or Washington State, just 20 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. See, Moz is a businessman, not a real activist - his money and fame come first. He launches an attack on Canada, weeks before his album release (AGAIN), picks on the poor Canadians, refuses to play in their country, but hosts concerts in shitty little border towns, knowing full well all those concerts will be seen by Canadian fans. He's an asshole, and a hypocrite. He has played Turkey, which has NO animals rights, he plays loads of other nations worse than Canada for animal-rights violations, yet picks on Canada because he knows he can make his money and still stand his shitty ground, all at once. As for his applauding China, the "sub-species", well... his self-serving nature apparently knows no bounds.... A complete idiot, that man.

Many of times i've said he is selective. He forgets to mention what mexicans get upto instead just says how amazing they are, because he doesn't want to upset them.
Not to mention what someone said not long ago, James Dean was a fan of bull fighting, of course he is still perfect to Morrissey, anyone else with eception to some people, such as famous people who like him would have been shown the door.

He would never write a statement like this about Mexico.

This is probably the first time Morrissey while bashing a country has actually said 'he likes the people' instead of the the whole country are a bunch of twats.
 
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CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Yet, Morrissey will write a song and pledge is love for Istanbul, yet the Turkish government is known for its human rights violations.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/turk...ghts-violations-gezi-park-protests-2013-10-02

Ummmmm, I don't mean to burst your bubble but CLEARLY since Istanbul is a phonetic anagram of It's Anne Boleyn, the song is going to be about the ghost of a martyred, witchy queen.

Anneboleyn2.jpg


Ohhh looky there...what's that? A red rose? SUCK IT AZOO LOO'S!!!!!!!!
 
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