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Rainn Wilson Went Vegan After Realizing Pigs are Bacon

The Office star explains to Conan O'Brien that he chose to go vegan after making the connection that his lovable companion pigs are the same animals used to make bacon.

Actor Rainn Wilson—known for his role as Dwight Schrute on hit series The Office—explained his choice to go vegan on a recent episode of talk show Conan. “My wife loves to rescue animals,” Wilson said, “and she rescued two potbelly pigs [named Snortington and Amy], and they live in our backyard.” Wilson explained that he chose to eschew animal products once he made the connection that Snortington and Amy are no different than pigs used for making bacon. “In the morning once I was up,” Wilson said, “they hadn’t gotten up yet, and I was microwaving some of that Trader Joe’s bacon, chomping on it, looking at these adorable little pigs. So it was just heartbreaking to sit there looking at their beautiful little faces, staring at them. It was macabre and terrifying, so I went vegan.” Fellow The Office star Craig Robinson—known for his role as Darryl Philbin—recently adopted a plant-based diet he credits to helping him lose 50 pounds.

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