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‘Chinese a sub-species’

3 Sep, 2010

In an interview in Guardian Weekend magazine, Morrissey, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate described the treatment of animals in China::

Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.

A spokesman for Love Music Hate Racism, which received a donation of £28,000 from the singer in 2008, said it would be unable to accept support from Morrissey again if he did not rescind or dispute today’s comments.

It really is just crude racism

Morrissey followed up with a statement:

If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade – animals skinned alive – then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible.