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After legal victory Morrissey tells Chef Ramsay foie gras is murder

After legal victory Morrissey tells Chef Ramsay foie gras is murder

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(Yahoo!) - Morrissey, who famously recorded the vegetarian anthem "Meat Is Murder" as the frontman of the Smiths, is striking out at celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay after scoring a legal victory for the authorized use of one of his songs.

The singer was awarded nearly $15,000 in his lawsuit against the U.K.'s Channel 4, which used the Smiths' classic "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" without permission in a commercial for "Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong Live" in 2011.

Morrissey is reportedly giving the $14,852 he received in the legal win to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to fund their campaign against London department store Fortnum & Mason for selling foie gras, a controversial delicacy made from goose or duck livers.

"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 used to promote his Christmas show is being donated to PETA to fight foie gras," Morrissey told The Guardian. "Foie gras is so cruelly produced that he'd be against it if he had an ethical bone in his body."

Morrissey's move was applauded by PETA, whose associate director, Mimi Bekhechi, said, "With this generous gift, Morrissey is literally putting his money where his mouth is and combating cruelty to animals."

The sale and production of foie gras, which is made by force-feeding corn to ducks or geese, has been banned in California.

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