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US concert venue bans meat for British singer Morrissey

Published on Feb 20, 2013 5:51 AM
 
British singer Morrissey of the 1980s alternative rock band The Smiths. Morrissey has persuaded the venue of an upcoming Los Angeles show to ban sales of meat by food vendors, the vegetarian activist said. -- FILE PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - British singer and ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey has persuaded the venue of an upcoming Los Angeles (LA) show to ban sales of meat by food vendors, the vegetarian activist said.

The sold-out March 1 concert will be the first time the LA concert venue has agreed to go 100 per cent vegetarian, a request denied even to ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, Morrissey said.

"I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals," he said in a statement cited by United States and other media.

The venue and promoter Goldenvoice will donate a portion of ticket sales from the show to the British branch of animal rights charity Peta, the 53-year-old added.

 
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