In a video interview, Moby discussed animal suffering, politics and how he believes a person’s opinion on any subject changes once they are presented with a situation first-hand. The singer, songwriter, DJ and musician is an avid animal rights activist and vegan, who never hesitates to use his fame to further both causes. He is the co-editor of the book “Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat),” and supports organizations such as MoveOn.org, PETA, the Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society.
While some vegans find their beliefs may put them in opposition with paleo eaters and carnivores as a whole, Moby is surprisingly open minded about others beliefs. He also holds the thought that if someone has a different opinion, it is most likely because they are uneducated with the facts and should they be so, will most likely change their beliefs. You may hear more about this in the video interview with Moby above.
In an interview with Vegetarian Times, Moby described being publicly identified as a vegan. He stated, “There’s a positive side to it, in that I’ve been able to reach people and talk about what led me to become a vegan, but it has also subjected me to a lot of ridicule.
“The moment you identify yourself as a vegan, people assume you are a judgmental moralist. And I hope I’m not a judgmental moralist. This is how I have chosen to live my life, but I don’t want to be didactic in the way I approach other people’s lifestyle choices.”
Moby just released his 11th studio album “Innocents.” You may listen to the entire CD free on SoundCloud here.