Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman and animal rights activist, has written an open letter to climate change campaigner Al Gore and Live Earth 2015 founder Kevin Wall to request that meat and dairy products are not served at the upcoming concerts.

MorrisseyMorrissey is a fervent animal rights campaigner

"Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally," Morrissey wrote. "Your responsibility is to alert people to a crisis, not sell out to the vendors responsible for it."

In the letter promoted via animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and published on Rolling Stone, Morrissey urged Gore and Wall to ensure the music event about climate change goes one-hundred per-cent vegan.

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"I don't mean offering a vegan option - I mean not serving animal products at all. Otherwise, the event will make no sense - it'll be 'greenwashing'."

Morrissey, still a prolific live act, only performs at venues committed to taking meat off the menu for the night. He is due to play Madison Square Garden in New York in June after campaigning for a fully vegan menu during the evening.

"Since you can't miss the fact that meat consumption is killing the planet - your own sponsor organisation, the United Nations, states this - and since venues can and will cater vegan food for events, 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!'."

Live Earth 2015 is a series of live concerts held over 24 hours on June 18, across six continents.  

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