30 May '15, 11pm

Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because ‘meat consumption is killing the planet’

I am writing to ask you to do the one thing that will do the most good for the planet and the majority of its inhabitants: not serve meat or dairy products at Live Earth 2015. I don’t mean offering a vegan option-I mean not serving animal products at all. Otherwise, the event will make no sense-it’ll be “greenwashing.” Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally. Your responsibility is to alert people to a crisis, not sell out to the vendors responsible for it. Not only is it possible for venues to provide a 100 percent meat-free menu-as is done now at every concert venue in which I perform, including Madison Square Garden, where I have a show at the end of June-it’s also a moral duty. We already know that raising animals for food is a leading cause of climate change and that moving toward a vegan diet...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/morrissey-to-live-earth-go-vegan-bec...

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