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Morrissey Slams Prince William Over Hunting Trip

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Morrissey is certainly no stranger to speaking his mind, especially when it comes to the royal family.

In a lengthy statement posted on a fan site, the former Smiths frontman blasted Prince William over his decision to take part in a hunting trip just before launching a campaign to stop illegal wildlife trade.

"One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare, Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many deer and boar as they possibly can!" the singer wrote.

"Although William's speech (no doubt written by his publicity aides at Clarence House) will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize that animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map—all in the name of sport and slaughter. Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death."

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"Just why William kills innocent and defenseless deer does not matter—the fact is, he does it, and we must go on and on asking why any form of violence is acceptable to the British establishment. It is easy for privileged people to assume jealousy to be the reason why anyone would wish to condemn them, but the British Boil Family never fails to be a colossal embarrassment to the United Kingdom."

Morrissey went on to lash out at the British press, accusing it of always defending the "bad behavior" of the royal family.

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"But the rationalists amongst us—who are never allowed to speak—are intelligent enough to realize that endangered species are dying out only because of people like William and Harry, and, for this we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces."

Of course, this isn't the first time Morrissey has shared how he really feels about the royal family.

In a blog post last November, the animal rights advocate wrote, "That the future of the monarchy rests on the natural idiocy of Harry, zombified William and airhead Kate [Middleton], is quite frightening. We, the British people, are trapped."

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