Actor Paul Wesley received the Humane Generation Award at The Humane Society of the United States' 60th Anniversary Gala on March 29, 2014 at the The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Celebrating six decades of driving transformational change for animals, proceeds benefitted The HSUS' Companion Animals and Farm Animal Protection campaigns.

The Vampire Diaries' star Paul Wesley received The Humane Generation award for using his massive star platform to advocate for farm animals and alert youth to the inherent cruelty of confinement on factory farms. Wesley has been instrumental in creating a generation of young people who care about animal protection.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and a gourmet vegan dinner, followed by a live auction and evening program at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with performances by Taryn Manning and Sia. The HSUS honored those people and projects that have propelled animal welfare issues into mainstream society including: Blackfish Documentary Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Impact Award), Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Humane GovernorAward), and James Cromwell (Lifetime Achievement Award).

Celebrity attendees included Colbie Caillat, Kesha, Matt Lanter, Bellamy Young and more!

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