Vampire Diaries Star Narrates Eyewitness Investigation Video, Urges Fans to Go Vegan
For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2018
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Abbotsford, B.C. – Actor Kat Graham has teamed up with PETA to reveal the neglect and filthy conditions that hens face on egg farms in a breaking new video exposé. The footage, which was captured by eyewitnesses on three egg farms near Vancouver, shows hens stuck in mounds of feces teeming with maggots and left for dead; others suffering from extensive feather loss, injuries, and illness; and birds forced to live inside cramped cages next to the rotting corpses of their deceased cagemates.
“When PETA showed me this video of these poor abused hens, I was so heartbroken,” says The Vampire Diaries star and singer Graham. “And then, I got mad. This cruelty and neglect are commonplace on egg farms all over the world. Please, please help these gentle birds and millions like them—it’s easy. Don’t eat eggs. They’re a product of intense suffering. You can help stop the abuse by going vegan like me.”
PETA notes that more than 320 million hens are held on egg farms in the U.S., with an additional 20 million being held in Canada. This video footage was captured in April at Abbotsford facilities that on-site documents identified as Cloverhill Farms, Jaedel Enterprises, and Sonmark Enterprises.
Graham is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Peter Dinklage, Paul McCartney, Madelaine Petsch, Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, RZA, Alicia Silverstone, and Forest Whitaker—who have teamed up with PETA to promote its motto, which reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”
Broadcast-quality photographs and video footage are available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.