LC: It would seem that your boycott of Canada still stands. Under what circumstances would you return?
Morrissey: I know the entire world treats animals horrifically — just because they can, and because the law always puts money before morality. But there was and is something especially terrifying about the Canadian seal slaughter, partly because we are asked to accept babies being axed to death, but also because we would expect more intelligence and understanding from Canada than we might from, say, China. I know it’s the decision of the Canadian government, and not the people. But the people are empowered to boot the government out whenever they wish. As the people of the Middle East have shown us, we don’t need to wait for elections.
Canada, I’m certain, will manage quite well without me.