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Musician, writer, and passionate vegan Moby has taken to Instagram to share his views on climate change and veganism.

The star wrote about the link between eating animals and climate change – tagging Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo DiCaprio in the post.

DiCaprio describes himself as an environmentalist – and has invested in plant-based companies like Beyond Meat – but it is believed he is not completely plant-based.

Climate change

According to Moby: “The top three causes of #climatechange : oil, coal, and animal agriculture. 

“In addition to direct methane emissions from livestock, if you factor in the energy it takes to grow feed for livestock – and also that 90 percent of rain forest deforestation is to create grazing land for livestock or to grow food for livestock – then 45 percent of climate change is a result of animal agriculture. 

“Personally I’m a vegan to save animals, but even if you don’t like animals you should be vegan simply to save our species. This is the apocalypse, and we created it [sic].”

Is Leonardo DiCaprio a vegan advocate?

‘Well said’

Many of his followers agreed. 

Vegancouture said: “There will be a time very soon in the future when saving our species will be real talk and veganism is the only solution.”

Wildheartdori wrote: “I can’t believe corporation evils and non-climate change believers don’t see what we see.”

Peaceloveandyoga simply added: “Well said Moby.”

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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.