Play Morrissey’s Animal Rights-Themed Video Game, ‘This Beautiful Creature Must Die’
Morrissey has taken his animal rights activism into the world of video games. The Smiths have partnered with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to creates the very retro "This Beautiful Creature Must Die," which you can play below. Above you can watch a new video PETA created for "Meat Is Murder.," which is embedded above.
“This game is the biggest social crusade of all, as we safeguard the weak and helpless from violent human aggression," Morrissey said in a press release. "You don’t get that from 'Pokemon Go.'”
In the game, your job is to save the animals from slaughter by clicking one of the four screens when they appear. Allowing one to reach the zapper or clicking a bomb ends the game immediately. An old-school rendition of the Smiths' song "Meat Is Murder" is heard over the course of the game. On the screen where your final score is displayed, you can click the notepad icon to sign up for PETA's maililng list.
"Meat Is Murder," the title track to the Smiths' 1985 album, is the most famous example of Morrissey's outspoken veganism, but it's hardly been the last. He famously requires all venues to not serve meat on days when he performs -- and has canceled at least one concert when they wouldn't comply, and took Al Gore's Live Earth concert series to task for serving meat and dairy. More recently, he criticized the Buzzcocks to task for allowing their song, "What Do I Get?" to be used in a McDonald's commercial.
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