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Morrissey Ends Canada Boycott With 'Animal Save' Tour

Unwavering animal rights activist Morrissey, who released a statement in 2006 boycotting Canada because of the “horrific slaughter” of seals, is finally returning for a national tour but will donat

Morrissey Ends Canada Boycott With 'Animal Save' Tour

By Karen Bliss

Unwavering animal rights activist Morrissey, who released a statement in 2006 boycotting Canada because of the “horrific slaughter” of seals, is finally returning for a national tour but will donate a portion of proceeds from all of the tour’s ticket sales to 15 animal save organizations.


Started in Canada in 2010 with Toronto Pig Save, the save movement “is comprised of groups around the world who bear witness of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en route to slaughter,” it states on its web site. “Our goals are to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals, to help people become vegan, and to build a mass-based, grassroots animal justice movement.”

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Today there are more than 560 groups in 65 countries all over the world.

For Morrissey’s upcoming tour — which begins in Vancouver April 15 and ends in Montreal April 29 — the opinionated and often controversial musician, who shot to fame in the 80s as frontman for The Smiths and released his last solo album, Low in High School, in 2017,  has selected the following organizations to support:

-- Continue reading about the upcoming tour and the singer's reasons for returning to Canada after 15 years on the SamaritanMag website.

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Céline Dion Rumoured for Paris Olympics Comeback Performance

The Quebec superstar hasn't performed since before the announcement of her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis in 2022, but she could be singing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26.

A Canadian icon may be making her return to the stage this week.

Céline Dion hasn't performed since before she publicly announced her diagnosis with Stiff Person Syndrome in December 2022, but the superstar reportedly planning a comeback performance at the Paris Olympics. Variety reports today (July 23) that Dion is rumoured to be singing during the Opening Ceremony this Friday, July 26.

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