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Morrissey Mandates 'flesh as food' Ban for Upcoming Staples Center Show [UPDATED]

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Morrissey performs at Coachella, 2009 (Photo by Redfishingboat (Mick O) via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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If you are planning on attending the March 1 Morrissey concert at L.A.'s Staples Center, don't count on getting a burger at McDonald's or a good ol' arena hot dog at the venue. The entire arena is going vegetarian at the request of the singer.

All of the vendors are obliging a request by Morrissey, a well-known animal rights activist and vegetarian, to ban "flesh as food" for the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

This isn't the first time Staples has been asked to do so, but it's the first time they've said yes; Paul McCartney's meat-free only menu request was turned down.

Morrisey says of the all-veg night at the arena: "I don't look upon it as a victory for me but a victory for the animals."

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Incidentally, the Staples Center was recently named the most vegetarian-friendly venue in the NBA by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

UPDATE 2/19/13: Staples Center says they won't be ALL veggie for Morrissey's show. (Sorry, Moz!)