Morissey is taking Prince William to TASK over a recent hunting trip, taken just before the heir to the throne launched a campaign to stop illegal wildlife trafficking.
In a lengthy statement posted on a fan site, the Smiths singer and outspoken animal rights advocate (and royal family critic) blasted William, writing:
"One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare, Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many deer and boar as they possibly can!"
"Although William's speech (no doubt written by his publicity aides at Clarence House) will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize" the irony, he believes.
"Animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map, all in the name of sport and slaughter."
"Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death."