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Vegan Actor James Cromwell Takes Dead Piglet Inside Utah Capitol Building In Protest

Vegan actor James Cromwell entered the Utah State Capitol building yesterday holding a dead piglet in a bid to raise awareness around animal cruelty.

Cromwell was accompanied by animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Founder Wayne Hsiung along with 200 activists.

The activists are demanding action from the governor and attorney general in response to alleged animal cruelty at pork giant Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah.

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James Cromwell led the protest with DxE Founder Wayne Hsiung (Photo: Carson Au/DxE)

Cromwell held the dead piglet, which was recovered from a Utah farm by anonymous whistleblowers while giving a speech about compassion for animals outside and inside the building before approaching first the office of the attorney general and then Governor Gary Herbert’s office. About 10 police officers were onsite.

“It’s a question of heart,” said Cromwell, whose speech was sent to Plant Based News by DxE. “Do you have the heart and compassion to see this creature as something viable in this world? Like any other sentient being?

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