Morrissey donates £10k to anti-foie gras campaign

Morrissey has donated £10,000 to an anti-foie gras campaign after Channel 4 compensated the singer for using one of his songs without permission in an advert for a Gordon Ramsay show.

The prominent vegetarian is entirely funding the campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) which opposes the sale of the luxury food at Fortnum & Mason in central London.

Morrissey has donated £10,000 to an anti-foie gras campaign. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Foie gras is the swollen liver of a goose or duck which has been enlarged through the animals being force-fed grain.

The former Smiths singer, who previously released an album titled 'Meat Is Murder', said:

"Ramsay may very well stick his head in his microwave when he hears that the money I received from Channel 4 because one of my songs was used to promote his Christmas show is being donated to Peta to fight foie gras.

"Foie gras is so cruelly produced that he'd be against it if he had an ethical bone in his body."