I sat down for a discussion with musician and animal advocate Moby at our HSUS Los Angeles office last week, during my tour of California to celebrate and encourage the robust implementation of two groundbreaking farm animal protection laws – Prop 2 and AB 1437. I met with hundreds of Californians excited about these changes for the better, and The HSUS held joint events with the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, the Sacramento SPCA, and the San Francisco SPCA. These groups are all great friends to The HSUS. In addition to Moby, I was also so glad to connect with actors Kate Mara and Ian Somerhalder, and other celebrities who care so deeply about all animals. I traveled to more than a dozen cities, including major agricultural towns such as Bakersfield, Visalia, and Fresno. It was a great success, and I’m optimistic about the sweeping changes we’ll see in the Golden State in the months and years ahead.
I also had the opportunity to sit down with Moby, who has been an advocate for animals for 30 years, and a friend of mine for the last decade. In today’s video blog he talks to me about his advocacy work and why he believes that the world is at the cusp of a significant shift toward animal protection.