Veteran vegan Moby will be joining forces with Mercy for Animals to launch a vegan festival in LA.

The passionate animal rights activist will also be working with No Doubt musician Tony Kanal to create the event which will take place at the Fonda Theater on October 23.

Moby, who has been vegan for 30 years and has already opened a vegan restaurant in Silver Lake, told music bible Rolling Stone why he’s cut out all animal products.

He said: “I loved (and love) animals and I don’t want to be involved in anything that leads to or contributes to their suffering. At first this led me to give up beef and chicken. Then fish (if you’ve ever spent time with fish you realize pretty quickly that they feel pain and are much happier not being hooked or speared or netted).

“Then I thought, ‘I don’t want to contribute to animal suffering. But the cows and chickens in commercial dairy and egg farms are pretty miserable, so why am I still eating milk and eggs?’ So in 1987 I gave up all animal products and became a vegan, simply so that I could eat and live in accordance with my beliefs that animals have their own lives, that they’re entitled to their own lives and that contributing to animal suffering is something that I don’t want to be a part of.”

All proceeds for this event will go to Mercy for Animals Foundation.  Mercy for Animals in an international non-profit animal advocacy organisation dedicated to preventing cruelty in farmed animals.


Credit: Daily Mail

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