Los Angeles Wants To Put Its Shelter Animals On An All-Vegan Diet

A group of activists, led by electronic music star-turned-professional environmentalist Moby, are trying to convince the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioners to turn all of their shelter dogs vegan, replacing their regular dog kibble — which contains turkey, chicken, and lamb — with a “plant-based” formula.

The idea is the brainchild of Commissioner Roger Wolfson, who claims that he’s “researched” vegan diets for animals and that restricting dogs and cats to consuming only plant-based material “eliminates” certain behavioral and digestive issues.

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  • andycanuck

    Moby’s a dick. Who knew? And Wolfson should be sued for his surname’s false advertising.

  • andycanuck

    The dogs will soon be as healthy as polar bears with broken paws during the high summer.

  • Editor

    I just had to check, and no. The story isn’t from The Onion.

    Western civilization will die from a thousand tiny, stupid, progressive cuts like this one.

    • Alain

      No, it is already dying from it.

  • WalterBannon

    that is animal cruelty

    dogs and cats are exclusively carnivores. They are not omnivores like humans.

    this big douche vegan Commissioner Roger Wolfson should have the crap beaten out of him by an angry mob of PETA activists.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Precisely what went through my mind. For our two beloved cats, I or my wife poach frozen sole fillets very slowly over low heat, then mash them up with a fork, add a little poaching juice, press into a container and let cool. Once at room temp, refrigerate. No peas, potatoes, carrots or anything else. Our vet was marvelling at their good health. When she asked what we feed them and we explained, she laughed and said she wished everyone would do the same thing.

      BTW, our furry friends will eat ONLY wild caught fish (sole, salmon, pollock) and NEVER any farmed fish, regardless which species. NEither of our cats can read, so stopped us from consuming farmed fish as well. If our cats won’t eat it, we figure there MUST be something WRONG with it besides its higher fat content which grossed me out.

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  • Frances

    Given cats are obligate carnvores, I’d love to see his “research” on them.

    • Watchman

      I suspect that he got his evidence from his astrologist. I wonder if he was also advised to treat the sick animals only with homeopathy as veterinarians are very expensive and knowledgeable, and might not be on-board with this vegan diet stuff.

  • Samuel Q-L

    If you’re like Vegan and a pet owner, would it be considered “cruelty” to cut your pets hair and nails?

  • Felicia Scott

    This is brutally stupid. Dogs are omnivores and cats are true carnivores. Without meat cats cannot survive. They go blind and suffer heart and kidney failure. These idiot Mobyites should be charged with promoting animal cruelty.

  • bargogx1

    I don’t know much about that Moby guy, but I always kind of suspected that he was a real jackhole. That has now been confirmed.

    • Maggat

      He’s a Moby Dick.

    • UCSPanther

      He’s a preachy artist who once advocated that Canada annex the US. I would love to see Trudeau try to handle the Texans. Santa Anna couldn’t handle them back in the day…

      • Alain

        Now I would love for Texas to annex Canada. Just saying….

        • UCSPanther

          Trudeau: Any Texans need a hug?

          Sam Houston: Just shut up and sign this treaty recognizing our independence!