The demonstrators went into the Utah State Capitol building to demand that both the governor and the attorney general address ongoing animal cruelty at Smithfield's Circle Four Farms.
NIKE OMEDO: ‘ “This is what you’re killing,” Cromwell said of the dead piglets. “Do you want to do this? As a country, as a people, … as Christians, do you want to do this?” Animal rights activists are protesting animal cruelty at the Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford with the help of Babe the Pig’s famous owner, actor James Cromwell. Cromwell, who played Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 movie Babe, and Wayne Hsiung, co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), and about 200 demonstrators took their grievances to the Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Utah Governor’s Office last week. They had with them 11 dead piglets to drive home their message.
The demonstrators went into the Utah State Capitol building to demand that both the governor and the attorney general address ongoing animal cruelty at Smithfield. Cromwell had a dead piglet nestled in his arms, and 10 other activists bore dead piglets inside the government building. The dead animals were retrieved from a Utah farm. Since filming Babe, Cromwell has become a vegan and an animal rights and environmental activist. He has been arrested for protesting against animal testing, protesting a natural gas-fired power plant and for disrupting an orca show at SeaWorld’. SOURCE…