“If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade – animals skinned alive – then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible.”
— Rock artist Morrissey (formerly of The Smiths)
Said in a statement defending his pronouncement that “you can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies,” because of their treatment of animals. Morrissey, an animal rights activist, is known for acting erratically when confronted with meat eating. Last year, he abandoned the stage at Coachella, a rock festival, when he smelled cooked meat. He has also been accused of being racist in the past, after making statements to NME about immigrants in England. He emphatically denied those comments later, saying the magazine was trying to frame him to boost sales.