Morrissey brands Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis an “animal hater”

He also accuses Eavis of censoring his 2011 appearance

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Morrissey has attacked Glastonbury Festival’s Michael Eavis, branding him an “animal hater”.

Writing on his quasi-official website, True To You, in a post headlined ‘Glastonbury Festival is not animal friendly’, the singer said Eavis censored his show at the festival back in 2011, when he wished to broadcast a video displaying “the evils of factory farming” during a performance of “Meat Is Murder“.

Morrissey writes: “I was told that Michael Eavis had stopped the screening of the film because it wasn’t indicative of how his dairy farm operated… Michael Eavis also went on to justify banning the film by saying it would “upset” younger people. What Michael Eavis was saying, in effect, was: “it’s OK for our belly, but not for our eyes … and at all costs don’t educate anyone on animal cruelty because it might damage the financial profits of our happy Glastonbury Farm.” If he had thought the film gave an incorrect view of dairy farming, he wouldn’t have cared if the film had been shown, but he banned the film because he knew the film was truth.” He adds: “Like most animal haters, Michael appears to be one of those people who love dead animals, yet hate live ones.”

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Morrissey recently announced an 18-date US tour for June and July, with Blondie and Amanda Palmer among his support acts.
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