Electro-dance music legend Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He has been vegan for 27 years and spent much of his childhood rescuing animals including cats, mice and iguanas with his vegetarian mother and admits to being inconsolable when any of them passed away.
Now aged 48, he revealed recently in an opinion piece for Rolling Stone that his epiphany came at age 19 while spending time with his cat:
“(I thought) I would never in a million years think of hurting this cat, so why am I eating other animals?”
He immediately became vegetarian, then vegan soon after that. This was reinforced when he learned of the health and environmental risks associated with meat and animal agriculture.
In 1996 Moby released a punk rock album entitled ‘Animal Rights’ and now, through his website mobygratis, provides independent, non-profit filmmakers with free music. His work forms the soundtrack for the infamous ‘vegan-maker’ documentary, Earthlings.
Moby is co-owner of New York vegetarian restaurant ‘Teany’ and claims that the food there would tempt any meat-eater.