"Squirrels mean nothing to me. I killed a couple last weekend actually. They were eating my garden fence," Smith told Uncut magazine, although it was unclear whether he had confused the animal with their more prevalent American grey cousins.
The singer, whose group has gone through 50 different members and produced 27 albums in their career, also said he "wouldn't have a problem" with people purposefully driving over seagulls in their cars.
"The comments made by Mark E. Smith are extremely irresponsible and he has basically admitted to committing an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act by killing two red squirrels," the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said.
People aren't seeing the real reason for Smith's hostility here. It ain't about the fence. He can use that excuse ALL DAY LONG, but I know the real reason!
Jealous of the squirrel's healthy, beautiful chompers! :
Hmm... in hindsight, perhaps there's some interspecies feud going on... YIKES!