Click here for a larger imageLead for Saddle Creek Records, the Desaparecidos, and Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst is stressed out about a lot of things, but cruelty to animals is at the top of his list.

With impeccable songwriting and heart-wrenching vocals, Bright Eyes have charmed not only peta2, but also the likes of the Los Angeles TimesThe New York Times, and Rolling Stone.

Conor met with peta2 backstage in Philly before a Desaparecidos concert. He talked about the planet, the government, music, animals, and how being vegan is part of the solution in all those realms.

Did hearing what Conor had to say inspire you to give vegetarianism a go? The first step is easy—just click on the button below and take the Veg Pledge.