Paul Wesley has been keeping his feelings about his divorce from Torrey DeVitto quiet, which is why we’re not surprised that his first tweet since the announcement has nothing to do with his private life.

Taking a cue from his activist co-star Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries star returned to Twitter on August 7 to tweet about animal rights:

Stop the dangerous #KingAmendment that could wipe out animal protection laws #FarmBill http://bit.ly/1e0hekQ  via @humanesociety pls RT!

The Farm Bill Paul is referring to was recently passed by The House of Representatives, and could repeal dozens of animal protection laws that would affect farm animals, puppy mills, and even shark finning. Aw, Paul! We love you for sticking up for animals and using your celeb clout to spread the word.

We hope Wesley is able to recover from his split soon, and we can’t wait to see him work his work magic as Silas/Stefan on The Vampire Diaries this fall.

Source: Twitter

Credit: Young Hollywood Photo: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley Get Cute at Comic-Con