‘Razzi caught up with Fall Out Boy‘s vegan drummer Andy Hurleyâ€”now on the band’s Honda Civic 2007 Summer Tourâ€”to investigate this globe-trotting musician’s knack for ethical eating on the road, his stance on the environment and advice for aspiring vegetarians and vegans alike.
E: What is the best part about veganism?
AH: I just like not having a dependency on other forms of life. I like having a compassionate way of life. I am into a lot of human rights stuff and whatever I think, it is important for me to follow through with my diet and the way I live.
E: How do your fellow band mates support your veganism?
AH: They support it. Everyone in Fall Out Boy has been vegan or vegetarian at one point. But, for their own reasons it didn’t work out. Patrick Stump just went vegetarian again, too.
E: What is your primary reason for being vegan?
AH: I think that in the confines of civilization being vegan is a really positive thing to do because it has less of an impact on the earth. But, ultimately, it’s not going to solve anything because it’s still dependent on the system of agriculture, which I think the problem is inherently.
E: What advice can you give to aspiring or newbie veg fans?
AH: Go vegan because you want to change something in yourself or in the world and then do more. Eating a certain way isn’t enough; we have to do something about the world we live in. Anyone who wants to be vegan or cares about the earth or the life on earth should read a book called Endgame, Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization