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Community Kitchen

Moby's vegan restaurant embodies his animal-rights activism By Nicole Gregory

WHEN THE SINGER-SONGWRITER Moby was 19, he had an epiphany. As he described it last


year in Rolling Stone, he was sitting on the steps of his home with his cat Tucker, whom he’d rescued from a dump as a kitten, when he realized that he did not want to eat animals. “I thought, ‘I love this cat,’” he wrote. “‘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?’ And sitting on the stairs in suburban Connecticut with Tucker the cat, I became a vegetarian.” Today, at age 50, Moby is an animal-rights activist and has just opened a vegan restaurant/shop in Los Angeles called Little Pine. We asked him about his vegan lifestyle and philosophy.

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