Vegan Musician Moby Responds to Backlash Over WSJ Op-Ed
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Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall), has just celebrated his 30 year veganniversary, a lifestyle he has followed since 1987.

Moby is a longtime animal rights activist and kind living advocate, who gained fame from his career as a record producer, DJ, musician, author, and restaurateur.

Best known for his electro-style music, vegan lifestyle and efforts towards animal rights – Moby gained international fame with his fifth studio album, Play. To date, this star has sold more than 20 million records across the globe.

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So, we’ve rounded up one amazing way Moby has helped animals for every year of his veganism thus far; we couldn’t count them all of course – Moby is doing something new and kind every day.

Go Moby!

30 Ways Moby Has Helped Animals During His 30 Years of Being Vegan


1. He Shares His Delicious Recipes

Pancakes (not to) die for! We’re definitely making these.

2. He’s Politically Active

A hard but legitimate question that at some point everyone needs to ask themselves.

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He’s called out the government about the damage we’re doing to the environment through animal agriculture – including Donald Trump and Al Gore – Moby won’t stay silent on the big issues.

3. He Launched Vegan Restaurants and Serves Amazing Vegan Food

 Moby calls his LA restaurant ‘Little Pine’ and the food looks delicious; it’s even fully organic!

4. He Shares Vegan Desserts

From Moby’s posts, he shows his followers that eating vegan is a sweet life!

5. He Released an Album Called ‘Animal Rights’

Moby is so passionate about animal rights, he even created a funky album on the very topic!

6. He’s Supported Many Charities

Good morning. @freedom_farm_sanctuary #animalrights

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The guy gives generously, and to many!

7. He Helps People Reconnect With Animals

You can take us on a farm sanctuary or gentle barn tour any day, Moby.

8. Oh, and More Charitable Donations

All the proceeds from Moby’s restaurants go to animal welfare groups! N’aww.

9. He Gets Real With the Media

Yep, Moby will talk about veganism loudly and proudly even to the likes of Forbes – This guy doesn’t suppress his ideas!

10. He Breaks the ‘Angry Vegan’ Stereotype

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Okay, Moby – now everyone wants to be as cool, calm and vegan as you.

11. He’s Written Articles About Veganism

Yep, just check out his piece for the Huff! An ethical and environmental vegan, Moby – you’re doing it right.

12. He Wears Cool Vegan T-Shirts

We’re digging it, mate. Can we go twinsies?

13. He Stands Up for Pit Bulls

Lover of all species! This kind soul’s gesture is shown in the Stand Up for Pits event.

14. He Teamed Up With Nathan Runkle to Discuss “Clean Meat”

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These two are one powerful couple for animal advocacy!

15. He Would Eat Kale and Tacos on Death Row

Well, who wouldn’t?

16. He’s Understands the Struggle of Eating Vegan at Chains

By speaking up about this, perhaps he will encourage change. Until then, don’t worry Moby, we’ll drink water with you.

17. He Supports Next Gen Vegans

Activism has no age barrier, according to Moby’s kindness and acceptance of vegan hero Genesis Butler.

18. He Started The Animal Echo Chamber for Activists

“Helping those who help animals”, Moby – you’re doing charity starting right.

19. He Incentivizes Animal Rights Activists

Free, or discounted food is a highly effective incentive for potential and budding activists – as Moby recognizes.

20. He Recently Gave Support to the Prevent Cruelty CA Initiative

Saving animals is his game, Moby is his name.

21. He’s Been Spotted Bearing Witness

I love this. @albaparis

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He even gave the pigs water. There’s no stopping Moby’s kindness towards animal welfare.

22. He’s the Producer of the Vegan Music Festival, Circle V

100% of his fee went to animal rights organization, Mercy For Animals. Circle V will be Moby’s only live concert of the year and he welcomed vegans and non-vegans alike!

23. He Recorded a Special Thanksgiving Message Urging Consumers to Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Eating Turkey

Heck, if Moby and Kat Von D feature in a Farm Sanctuary video together – it’s got to be good.

24. He Has Called on Fans to Walk for Animal Rights

Moby walks that walk and talks the talk, literally. Not surprising, considering his love for animals.

25. He Allows Artists and Filmmakers to Use His Music for Free

Moby’s website mobygratis.com allows artists to use his music for free, as long as it’s not being used commercially. So, making a vegan recipe video and looking for a high vibe soundtrack? This should be music to your ears. This might not directly help farmed animals but Moby’s all about giving back to the people, too.

26. He Opened a Vegan Cocktail Bar in New York

Despite his sobriety – raise a toast for animals helped by Moby and the Ladybird bar!

27. He’s Stands With Ellen Against Trophy Hunting

He stands with Ellen DeGeneres against trophy hunting, thus creating awareness of being nice to elephants.

28. He Uses Social Media to Be an Activist

 

#animalrights is frequently tagged in Moby’s post.

29. He Released “More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse”

This albums helps clue people into government corruption, including food and environmental issues. A few days before the official release date, they advertised the album with a fake press release in which  ‘John Miller’ told people not to buy the album. (John Miller is the name under which current US president Donald Trump used to talk with reporters in the 1980s.)

30. He’s Been Vegan for Three Decades

Happy vegan-niversary Moby! We thank you for everything have done, are doing and are yet to do for the animals and the Earth! According to The Vegan Calculator, over those 30 years, Moby has saved nearly 11,000 lives! 


Image Credit:  Moby via Instagram