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Musician, author, and animal advocate Moby has celebrated 32 years of veganism – by getting a massive new tattoo.

The inking, which was reportedly done by celebrity artist and fellow vegan Kat Von D, says ‘animal rights’. It follows another recent tattoo on his neck which says ‘vegan for life’.

32nd vegan anniversary

“As November is my 32-year vegan anniversary, I thought I’d get a tattoo (well, technically 12 tattoos) to celebrate,” Moby caption an image he shared on Instagram.

“I’m a vegan animal rights activist for many reasons, but ultimately because I believe at the core of my being that every animal has the right to live their own life, according to their own will.”

Going vegan

Moby previously described animal rights as his ‘life’s work’ when he commemorated his 30th vegan anniversary. He said: “November is my 30-year #vegananniversary…I became a vegetarian in 1984, and then a vegan on Thanksgiving, 1987. I’m a vegan for the climate (45 percent of #climatechange is a result of animal agriculture).

“For human health (50 percent of most cancers are attributable to eating animal products, as well as the role of eating animals in diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and antibiotic resistance). For our atmosphere (90 percent of rainforest deforestation and 50 percent of ocean acidification are the result of animal agriculture), and countless other reasons.

“But ultimately I’m a vegan for the animals. I love animals, but even if I didn’t I’d still believe to the core of my being that animals are neither ours to eat, wear, or experiment on. Animals have their own lives, and their own rights, and advancing the cause of animal rights is my life’s work.” 

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.