Moby on Going Vegan

Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 9.31.56 AM.pngA recent feature written by Moby and published on Rolling details the reasons for this superstar's move to a compassionate vegan diet nearly 30 years ago.

Moby discusses the love and kinship he felt for animals from early on and the array of companion animals in his childhood home. He describes the deep relationships he had with each, and the moment he decided to go vegetarian: while sitting with his favorite rescue cat, Tucker.

"Sitting on the stairs I thought, I love this cat. I would do anything to protect him and make him happy and keep him from harm. He has four legs and two eyes and an amazing brain and an incredibly rich emotional life. I would never in a trillion years think of hurting this cat. So why am I eating other animals who have four (or two) legs, two eyes, amazing brains, and rich emotional lives?"

"My reason for becoming a vegetarian," he continues, "was simple: I loved (and love) animals and I don't want to be involved in anything that leads to or contributes to their suffering."

Farmed animals are every bit as intelligent and friendly as the dogs and cats we all know and love, yet not a single federal law provides protection for them during their lives on factory farms. The result is horrific and rampant cruelty.

If you're not yet vegetarian and are thinking, "Yeah, why do I love one but eat the other?" check out for recipes, tips, and resources on making the transition to a healthy and humane diet.