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Ian Somerhalder Testifies Before Congress

Ian Somerhalder Testifies Before Congress

Ian Somerhalder makes his way through Reagan National Airport on Thursday (July 28) in Washington, D.C.

The 32-year-old Vampire Diaries actor was on his way to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress to help save Leatherback turtles.

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“Looking around the world at these wildlife, it’s abundantly clear that humans have benefited from nature in so many ways but have also brought many species to the brink of extinction,” Ian said in his testimony.

To read Ian‘s full testimony, click here!


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37 Responses to “Ian Somerhalder Testifies Before Congress”

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  1. 1
    Patry Says:

    He’s just amazing! This man is perfect inside out!

  2. 2
    hannah Says:

    wow he is sooo sexy and he cares about animals he is so dreamy!!❤

  3. 3
    Halli Says:

    Also save the Diamond Back turtle! Every year they have to migrate to the beach to lay their eggs and on their way there, they have to cross JFK airport tarmac. They actually delayed planes just so these turtles can cross the tarmac and make their way to the beach, it was so cute!

  4. 4
    eww Says:

    Is it me or does he look like Michael Jackson? I don’t know smith about this guy is a real big turn off

  5. 5
    kà simply amazing! Says:

    i know Ian he has no telant. befor he in American Idol he dont know how to song. just inslut judge

  6. 6
    kà simply amazing! Says:

    no no not he

  7. 7
    kà simply amazing! Says:

    just like devil night

  8. 8
    CTRY Says:

    @kà simply amazing!: He’s not a singer… HE’S AN ACTOR!!!!!!!

  9. 9
    slig o lambert^_______^ cute Says:

    i hear he lose and yestarday cry >_> go look at he eyes

  10. 10
    Lo Says:

    It’s great to save animals and have charities, and by no means am I knocking him down, but I wish celebrities were more concerned with human lives than animals. Though it’s great to be concerned about animals that are going extinct. Hell, do both.

  11. 11
    Vince Says:

    in main pic he looks like Michael Keaton or Jackson!

  12. 12
    lili Says:

    ahaha come on Ian you’re hot but what’s that suit? it’s not a premiere

  13. 13
    lili Says:

    he’s got his vampire ring!!!! ahaha just kidding I love you ian

  14. 14
    Kat Says:

    this man is just so perfect.
    ♥ him

  15. 15
    SJC Says:

    This man is amazing! I wish more celebrities cared about the planet

  16. 16
    DANIELLE Says:

    @Lo:

    Some people have more affinity for animals and I say go for it. The Leatherback in one form or another has existed for over 110 million years. And in the last 30 or so years, man has decimated its populations.

    Leatherbacks eat jellyfish. Lots of jellyfish. Without leatherbacks, the jelly fish populations explode. And then there are more around to sting humans.

    Life is interconnected and scientists are only now, after humans have managed to drive so many species to extinctions, starting to learn all the ramifications of losing a species.

    So Ian YOU GO HONEY!!! I’m rooting for you!

  17. 17
    mmm Says:

    ian is helping turtles thats so great
    we all should protect animals so support me about over fishing just clicking that link
    http://www.kacsantim.org/balik/bernayalcin1310317091
    this is not a spam, its a greenpeace project and sorry its not in english but its for the overfishing in Turkey

  18. 18
    Daniel Says:

    He’s AMAZING <3

  19. 19
    TC Says:

    @ lili – Most people who are smart (like Ian) where a suit when they testify before Congress. Washington, DC is a very conservative town. If you want to be taken seriously, you “dress the part.” Good for you Ian. Thanks for your commitment to protecting the planet.

  20. 20
    dahlia Says:

    Good for him! I live animal;s!

  21. 21
    Yo-Landi Says:

    I’m in college and when I have to make an oral presentation, most teachers would tell me NOT to read. And he’s clearly reading here. Actually he does what I do (and what many others do too I guess), he reads but looks at the audience trying to show that he’s not reading. HA. Good. Unfortunately it doesn’t really work with professors. And in the end of my presentation, they always point it out. (Thank God, if you were still good, you get a good grade nonetheless :p). That would be my one and only criticism I’d make here. Overall, it was good. The cause is great. Yes, we have to care for humans, but animals are more than important too. All our lives are interconnected. It’s the big circle of life, you haven’t seen the Lion King did you?!? Lol ;D

  22. 22
    jessa Says:

    wouldve been better if he cut his hair.

  23. 23
    hannah Says:

    @Lo: being concerned about animals is being concerned about humans.
    humans cannot survive if they do not protect the animals and plants around them because we thrive off of them as resources. yes, this includes random turtles because when you eff up one part of the food chain it all comes crashing down. we all live in the same world with other living organisms. that’s how it goes.

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    greenlee Says:

    @Yo-Landi: your professors are weird as hell. i dunno why they’d say that to you. it’s perfectly fine to read off a page and look up to your audience during. that’s standard, everyone does it e.g. politicians who constantly make speeches read off a page or a teleprompter.

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    torrance Says:

    @Lo: you could even argue that animals need more support than humans. a shark cant hire a lawyer or advocate for themselves.

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