Morrissey is pictured here in 2012. (Credit: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters) Morrissey is pictured here in 2012. (Credit: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters)

A few years ago we did quite an extensive Q&A with Morrissey, where the singer sounded off on all things from what was then his forthcoming autobiography to the inevitable Smiths reunion questions. He was a great sport about it all, and since it was an e-terview, he was able to use it as a platform of sorts to tie in his opinions about the royals (he doesn't like them) and his opinions on animals (he really likes them, but not to eat) and how the royals treat animals (this one he really doesn't like).

Now the singer has written an open letter to the royals, published on the True to You website. The letter is as scathing as you'd expect ...

 

This story is old, I know, but it goes on.

One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare (!), Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many deer and boar as they possibly can! Although William's speech (no doubt written by his publicity aides at Clarence House) will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize that animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map — all in the name of sport and slaughter. Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death. JustwhyWilliam kills innocent and defenseless deer does not matter — the fact is, he does it, and we must go on and on asking whyany formof violence is acceptable to the British establishment. It is easy for privileged people to assume jealousy to be the reason why anyone would wish to condemn them, but the British Boil Family never fails to be a colossal embarrassment to the United Kingdom. The Spanish trip is more than likelyunwillinglyfunded by the British taxpayer, and we know very well that the British press is duty-bound to always defend and cleanse the bad behavior of the Boil Family — no matter how abysmal and hypocritical their actions. But the rationalists amongst us — who are never allowed to speak, are intelligent enough to realize that endangered species are dying outonlybecause of people like William and Harry, and, for this we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces.

MORRISSEY
9 February 2014, France.

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