March 20, 2012 17:39

PETA: 'Noel Gallagher needs empathy counselling'

Animal rights group hits out after Gallagher's recent comments about 'throwing stuff at cows'

PETA: 'Noel Gallagher needs empathy counselling'

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Animal rights group PETA has heavily criticised Noel Gallagher over his recent comments that he wants to bring his sons on a trip to Ireland so they can "throw stuff at cows".

Speaking over the weekend, Gallagher said he was planning a trip to visit his grandmother in County Mayo, Ireland to bond with his sons Sonny and Donovan in an unusual way.

He told The Sun: "At my grandma's in Mayo we'd run around throwing stuff at cows. See, we don't get cows in Manchester, so if you see one you just throw stuff at them. I'm looking forward to bringing my sons over so they can throw stuff at cows as well."

The group, which campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals, has hit out at Gallagher over the comments, with a spokesperson telling WENN: "A father whose idea of a family vacation includes traumatizing animals who are minding their own business should undergo empathy counselling."

They continued: "It doesn't take a 'godlike genius' to realize that parents have an obligation to teach their children respect for all living beings and that they are creating monsters if they don't teach understanding. If Noel Gallagher wants his sons to grow into decent adults, he would do well to remember that."

Gallagher, who recently received the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2012, is set to release a new B-Sides compilation EP next month, which is titled 'Songs From The Great White North'. The EP, which contains four tracks in total, will be released on 12-inch vinyl to celebrate this year's Record Store Day, which happens on April 21.

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