Vegan Activist James Aspey Calls Moby 'A Celebrity Doing It Right'

Aspey outlined some of the ways the musician helps animals and people in an Instagram post
Vegans Moby and James Aspey
Vegan activist James Aspey meets Moby (Photo: Instagram)

Vegan Activist James Aspey has shared a picture of himself with Moby with his 209,000 Instagram followers - revealing his admiration for the musician.

Moby, who went vegan around 30 years ago, is a passionate activist.

As part of his vegan activism, he owns Little Pine Restaurant - which donates profits to animal and health advocacy organizations - and which is where he met Aspey.

Vegan advocate

Writing about the encounter, Aspey said: "Chillin' with Moby who's been vegan for almost as long as I've been alive...His restaurant Little Pine donates 100 percent of profits to organizations like the Physicians Committee who do amazing work like getting vegan meals in hospitals and schools.

"His song, Memory Gospel, was used as the theme song for the documentary, Earthlings, which has been the catalyst for thousands of people learning the extreme violence inflicted upon animals for redundant food options like meat, dair,y and eggs.

"He donates massive sums of money to help further the cause and supports the animal rights movement in many ways - and, obviously, his music is awesome. A celebrity doing it right! Thanks for all you do brother."

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Vegan fans

The comments on Aspey's post - which had garnered a massive 14,000 likes at the time of writing - also showed appreciation for the musician.

"I have been a fan of Moby since I can remember," one person wrote. "Now I know he is also vegan, I appreciate him even more. I hope he will come to the UK soon because I want to see him performing live."

"You guys are a powerhouse of goodness and compassion," another added. "May your journey be full of grace."

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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