During a protest against Delta Air Lines and Air France on March 23rd a few celebrities stopped by to show their support.
“Wow. This is a bummer… Do we really need to test on animals still? We can send missions to mars yet we still test on animals-guess what? It’s NOT NECESSARY!!!!,” wrote the 35-year-old whose non profit organization is raising funds to open an animal sanctuary for abused animals. “We know this like we know the earth is round… Primates should be in trees. Not in labs.”
The video, which doesn’t show Somerhalder himself on camera, features a number of protesters holding up signs with messages like “Boycott Delta and Air France” and “Air France Stop Shipping Primates To Their Death.”
The same day Russell Simmons stopped by the protest, posing for a picture with an LA activist and urging Delta Air Lines to cut their ties with animal testing on his Instagram.