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