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Is Morrissey Considering a Run for Mayor of London?

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Morrissey performs on stage on the 1st day of SOS4.8 on May 1, 2015 in Murcia, Spain.

Morrissey has been invited to run for mayor of London by the Animal Welfare Party in the city's upcoming election, according to the rock icon's True to You website. 

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The post says that the former Smiths frontman and ardent animal rights activist would need 330 signatures to enter the race. It goes on to say he "is considering the contest very seriously."

In a lengthy comment, Morrissey said, "Animal welfare groups cannot persist simply in order to continue to persist. There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom simply because those animals do not speak English, otherwise millions of very caring citizens are greatly concerned about issues that no one is able to do anything about." 

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He continues, calling current animal farming procedures "the modern continuation of the Nazi concentration camp" and asks if "animal serial killer" Jamie Oliver would consider putting forth one of his own children to be eaten, before bringing it back to his political agenda. 

"The meat industry, after all, shows no compassion towards the planet, towards climate change, towards animals, towards human health," he said. "It is diabolically contrived and is the world's number one problem. It is also the number one issue stifled from any political debate, which, if anything, highlights its importance. The slaughterhouse effectively means that none of us are safe." 

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