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"Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley wrote pork giant Seaboard Corporation to ask it to free its pigs from coffin-tight gestation crates. You can help pigs, too:
• Pledge to stamp out gestation crates »
• Call Seaboard (913-676-8800, then press zero) and urge it to uncage pigs
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The Latest from the LA Office
February 13, 2014
The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has written a letter urging pork industry giant Seaboard Corporation to end its use of controversial and inhumane gestation crates. These cages are used to confine breeding pigs. They are so small the animals cannot even turn around. Seaboard is one of the largest pork producers in the United States and raises more than 4.3 million pigs each year.
February 10, 2014
"Noah" director Darren Aronofsky forgoes animal actors for CGI technology.
February 3, 2014
Laura Marano, star of the Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, has taken on a new role in The Humane Society of the United States’ first-ever Meatless Monday poster campaign.
January 24, 2014
Read about the past winners of the Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Documentary Film Grant program.