Morrissey Dons Cat Hat For PETA’s New Ad Campaign

    Perhaps following in the footsteps of Waka Flocka Flame, Morrissey is the latest face of a new PETA ad campaign. Here, though, the former Smiths vocalist one-ups Flocka, who merely held/played with various pups, by wearing–and we mean that in the most humane way you can imagine–a cat on his head. That’s the advertisement with Morrissey–a vegan and general animal rights activist–above. Below you can read his thoughts on the campaign and partership with PETA.

    Despite the fact that they’re incredibly intelligent, animals unfortunately haven’t yet worked out how to slip on a rubber, which is why thousands of them are being put to sleep in overcrowded shelters and thousands more are desperately waiting to be adopted. Letting cats or dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption. Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals.

    As previously reported, Morrissey will be on tour starting Oct. 5 in Boston, Mass., finishing up about two months later in Atlantic City. See his road schedule below. [P4K]

    Morrissey tour dates:

    10.05.12 Boston, MA: Wang Theatre
    10.06.12 Waterbury, CT: Palace Theater
    10.10.12 New York, NY: Radio City Music Hall
    10.15.12 Portland, ME: State Theatre
    10.16.12 Burlington, VT: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
    10.18.12 Albany, NY: Palace Theatre
    10.19.12 Niagara Falls, NY: Rapids Theatre
    10.23.12 Pittsburgh, PA: Heinz Hall
    10.24.12 Columbus, OH: LC Indoor Pavilion
    10.26.12 Flint, MI: James H Whiting Auditorium
    10.27.12 Chicago, IL: Chicago Theatre
    10.29.12 Minneapolis, MN: Orpheum Theatre
    10.30.12 Clear Lake, IA: Surf Ballroom
    11.01.12 Lincoln, NE: Rococo Theatre
    11.03.12 Denver, CO: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    11.04.12 Salt Lake City, UT: Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
    11.08.12 Seattle, WA: Moore Theatre
    11.10.12 Bellingham, WA: Mount Baker Theatre
    11.11.12 Portland, OR: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    11.14.12 Davis, CA: Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
    11.16.12 San Francisco, CA: Davies Symphony Hall
    11.17.12 Reno, NV: John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Rose Ballroom
    11.21.12 Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theater
    11.23.12 Las Vegas, NV: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom
    11.24.12 Los Angeles, CA: Staples Center Arena *
    11.27.12 El Paso, TX: Tricky Falls
    11.28.12 Wichita Falls, TX: Kay Yeager Coliseum
    11.30.12 Pharr, TX: Pharr Entertainment Center
    12.01.12 Beaumont, TX: Jefferson Theatre
    12.03.12 Atlanta, GA: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    12.05.12 Asheville, NC: Orange Peel
    12.07.12 North Bethesda, MD: The Music Center at Strathmore
    12.08.12 Atlantic City, NJ: Showboat Resort and Casino, House of Blues

    * with Iggy and the Stooges