The British rockers have given permission for their 1985 track Meat Is Murder to be adapted as a quirky instrumental and used as the soundtrack for the mobile game, called The Beautiful Creature Must Die, in which players have to save various farm animals from slaughter.
Morrissey, a longtime vegan and supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), hopes the game will inspire more people to adopt meat-free diets.
In a press release, he states, "This game is the biggest social crusade of all, as we safeguard the weak and helpless from violent human aggression."
"PETA's This Beautiful Creature Must Die has a fun, nostalgic vibe but also calls out animal agriculture as the biggest threat to human health, animals, and the environment today," adds Joel Bartlett, PETA's Vice President of Marketing. "After mastering the game, players can save animals and the Earth in real life by going vegan."
The band has also allowed Meat Is Murder to be used in a new PETA campaign video about the meat industry, reports Pitchfork.com.
While The Smiths appear to be on the same page when it comes to supporting PETA, Morrissey recently made it clear there will never be a reunion with his estranged bandmate and former songwriting partner Johnny Marr.
"It's no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn't make sense any more," he declared.