By Nathan Kamal | 36 seconds ago
Legendary actor James Cromwell recently took part in a protest on behalf of animal rights in New York by sticking his hand to the counter of a Starbucks store. Cromwell is a recognized animal rights activist and Honorary Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and an advocate for a wide variety of progressive rights. It is not clear if the baby and LA Confidential the actor was arrested; various reports indicate this, while PETA has reported that no arrests have been made. However, it would not be the first time for James Cromwell, who has already been arrested several times while peacefully protesting. Here is a video of Cromwell at the Starbucks protest:
In this particular incident, James Cromwell was protesting that the multinational coffee chain charges extra to substitute non-dairy milk. While that may seem like a small issue, the crux of the matter is that Starbucks locations in the United States charge extra while they don’t in many other countries, which according to Cromwell and PETA , is greed on behalf of the huge society. Their immense ingredient needs contribute heavily to the industrial dairy complex, which protesters denounce as extremely cruel and inhumane, requiring the forced birth of countless animals and the immediate separation of newborn babies in order to stimulate milk production. According to James Cromwell and PETA, the introduction of a non-dairy milk supplement helps support these practices by normalizing them on the consumer side.
Apparently, James Cromwell became a vegetarian in the 1970s after witnessing the treatment of animals at a Texas stockyard. He then went vegan in 1995 while starring in the hit film baby, which heavily featured animal rights themes. In addition to campaigning for animal rights, Cromwell was active in anti-Vietnam War protests, protests against harmful energy industries, and in defense of the Black Panther Party. This particular protest led him to use superglue to attach himself to the counter of a Starbucks store in Manhattan, a method that has seen increasing use in recent years. Apparently James Cromwell was able to withdraw his hand voluntarily after some time.
James Cromwell is best known to many audiences for baby, in which he played the titular pig owner Farmer Hoggett. He was nominated for an Oscar for the role and delivered the classic like “It’ll be fine, Pig.” Cromwell also acted in the films LA Confidential, Eraserand The green Line. He has appeared in numerous Star Trek properties, primarily as Zefram Cochrane’s warp inventory in 1996. Star Trek: First Contact (repeating the role in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise). Cromwell also played three different characters in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He is also particularly noted for his roles in the HBO series Six feet Under groundFX American Horror Story: Asylumand the drama Succession as the brother of main character Brian Cox. He is currently playing in HBO Julia biopic series, as the father of famous TV chef Julia Child.