paul wesley
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes
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American actor and model, Paul Wesley, is making his stance on pig gestation very clear.

The “Vampire Diaries” star has written a letter to one of the country’s leading pork producers, Seaboard Corporation, calling for an end to the cruel and inhumane practice, where cages used to confine breeding pigs are so small that they do not even have enough room to turn around.

Wesley stated, “Until relatively recently, I was oblivious to factory farming conditions innocent animals endure on a daily basis. More specifically, I discovered that Seaboard insists on locking mother pigs in tiny gestation crates, with apparently no plans to move away from that particularly inhumane practice.”

He went on to say, “I can’t seem to comprehend how we, as inherently good people, still take part in some of the cruel methods of the past. I urge you take steps toward eliminating outdated gestation crates, both for the pigs at your mercy and millions of people across the globe who believe the way we treat animals reflects our own humanity.”

Seaboard Corporation is one of the largest and most profitable pork producers in the United States, raising approximately 4.3 million pigs for slaughter each year. Many of the major food companies have moved away from pig gestation and not all farmers take part in such cruel industry practices. One day, we will look back and wonder how human beings, such an evolved species, could engage in such barbaric practices.

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Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at for a free health consultation today!

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