PETA stencils streets of Manchester with 'Meat Is Still Murder' message for Morrissey's birthday

The animal rights group washed pavements to reveal the slogan, taken from The Smiths' classic album

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Animal rights campain group Peta have marked Morrissey's birthday this week by stenciling streets of Manchester with the slogan 'Meat Is Still Murder'.

The charity honoured the singer's 55th birthday this week (May 22) and National Vegetarian Week by using clean graffiti, which uses stencils to wash public areas. The message, which plays on the title of The Smith's classic 1985 album 'Meat Is Murder', has been stenciled on 20 locations throughout the city. See above for the graffiti on Oxford Road.

The former Smiths frontman is an outspoken animal rights campaigner and vegetarian, and recently became involved in a row with the Canadian government over his claims that the country's seal hunt is "barbaric".

"We're certain that Moz will be delighted by our effort to clean up Manchester's dirty pavements with our 'Meat Is Still Murder' message", Peta Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi said in a statement. "Morrissey's commitment to speaking up for animals is the real 'light that never goes out', and we look forward to celebrating his birthday for many more years to come."

Morrissey is due to release new album 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' this summer. The singer, who released his autobiography in October 2013, has signed a new, worldwide record deal with Universal Music's US-based Harvest Records for the release of his 10th solo studio album.

The 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' tracklisting is:

'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'
'Neal Cassady Drops Dead'
'Istanbul'
'I'm Not A Man'
'Earth Is The Loneliest Planet'
'Staircase At The University'
'The Bullfighter Dies'
'Kiss Me A Lot'
'Smiler With Knife'
'Kick The Bride Down The Aisle'
'Mountjoy'
'Oboe Concerto'


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