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Morrissey book auction raises £8k for animal charity

A signed copy of Morrissey's new autobiography has raised £8,300 for animal charity PETA.

A special Christmas hardback version of Autobiography received 87 bids in total and benefitted the animal rights group, whose name stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The singer is a long-standing vegetarian and he penned The Smiths' famous track 'Meat Is Murder'.

Speaking about the auction, PETA commented: "Whether it's the meat industry's mutilation of cows, chickens and pigs or the fur industry's electrocution of animals for their fur, Morrissey has spoken out against it … Animals in need of help have no better friend than Morrissey."

As previously reported, Autobiography shot to the top of book charts with record-breaking sales when it was released earlier this year.

It shifted 34,918 copies in its first week - outselling the previously fastest-selling music memoir, Life by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.






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