Monday 17 January 2022

Morten Morland's cartoon 'Operation Dead Meat' showing dead cats and a horse is in bad taste

I regularly see the work of Morten Moreland in The Times newspaper as I get the paper every day. I hope that I have not upset anybody by reproducing the cartoon here. I would hope that I can plead fair use. I know that this cartoon is copyright protected but if it is a problem to the author or anybody else then please leave a comment and I will respond rapidly.

Morten Morland cartoon 'Operation Dead Meat' is in bad taste
Morten Morland's cartoon 'Operation Dead Meat' is in bad taste. It shows dead cats being swung around like inanimate objects. It is horrible.

In the meantime, I fell compelled express my views on the cartoon. As an animal advocate this cartoon is in very bad taste in my opinion. I don't think that I need to explain myself. I am referring particularly to the cats. I am a cat lover and I have a very large website about domestic and wild cats. 

This is treating dead cats like funny objects by Boris Johnson and Nadine Dorries (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) in the armour. They are spinning dead domestic cats around their heads while sitting on a dead horse. It's just unpleasant. And I don't think it's funny.

The cartoon is a reference, by the way, to the need to shut up the backbench MPs currently in the House of Commons. This is because they want blood because of Boris Johnson's poor performance. So Boris feels that he needs to throw them some red meat which they can consume like lions in a cage at the zoo to keep them quiet.  The 'red meat' will be strong right-wing policies to be instigated rapidly. This will help Boris stay in power. His position is fragile.

And in this instance the phrase "red meat" has been changed to "dead meat" as a reference to Boris. He is going to be ejected from the top job.

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