Tony Kanal is a British-American Grammy Award winning musician best known as the bassist of No Doubt. He is also a song-writer and producer having worked with artists such as Pink and Weezer, and was in supergroup DREAMCAR with fellow vegan Davey Havok.
Tony has been vegan since 2012 and everything in his and his wife’s home is cruelty-free.1Romeyn, K. 2018. Go Inside the Cruely-Free Home of No Doubt’s Tony Kanal. LA Confidential. Available: https://laconfidentialmag.com/tony-kanal-la-home [Accessed 25 March 2021]. Tony doesn’t just wax lyrical about animal rights, he is actively involved in the movement. He has ornagised numerous fundraisers, been on vigils with LA Animal Save, successfully campaigned against the fur trade in LA2Flynn, J. 2018. Councilmember Blumenfield Leads Passage of Fur Ban. Available: https://blumenfield.lacity.org/press_release_9-18-18 [Accessed 25 March 2021]. and partnered with Northern California sanctuary Animal Place to rescue 1,300 hens from an egg farm before they were killed.3Heigl, A. 2016. Watch No Doubt’s Tony Kanal Help Rescue 1,300 Chickens. People. Available: https://people.com/pets/watch-no-doubts-tony-kanal-help-rescue-1300-chickens/ [Accessed 25 March 2021]. What a hero!
“I’m vegan for the animals so that is where my passion comes from when I speak about veganism. Animals deserve to live free from harm, domination and oppression just as we do. Their lives mean as much to them as our lives mean to us. Veganism is a way to stand against injustice and violence and to promote love, compassion and empathy.”4The Kind Life Team. 2019. Vegan Hero & Rock Star – Tony Kanal!. The Kind Life. Available: https://thekindlife.com/blog/2019/10/vegan-hero-rock-star-tony-kanal/ [Accessed 25 March 2021].