Over 100 artists are slated to perform across seven continents during Live Earth 2015, and each concert is scheduled to last approximately four to six hours. Morrissey, who has previously demanded that musical venues go strictly vegan during his concerts — including his upcoming performance at Madison Square Garden — has reinforced his policy in no uncertain terms.
“Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally,” Morrissey wrote in the letter, which was subsequently obtained by Rolling Stone.
“We already know that raising animals for food is a leading cause of climate change and that moving toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat climate change's worst effects. Animal agriculture severely affects the world's freshwater supply and is a major contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and air and water pollution, among many other harmful effects… If you choose to serve animal flesh at Live Earth, you'll be making a mockery of the very concept of the event, in which case it should be renamed ‘Dead Earth: We Contributed!’”