Los Angeles – Californian actor James Cromwell, known to be the protagonist of the children's film "Babe" (1995), was arrested once again during an animal protest, People magazine reported today.
Cromwell is not only famous for his acting career but he is also well known for being a tireless defender of animals through actions and protests that, on several occasions, have led him to be arrested.
This time, the actor went to Texas A&M University, located in the city of College Station, to protest the experiments with dogs they do in a laboratory as part of a medical investigation.RELATED
Cromwell was arrested, along with another man, for hindering a meeting of a board of that university and for disorder.
At the bottom of this protest is the university's practice of mating sick dogs for medical research on muscular dystrophy.
The university stopped these practices in September after years of protests, the KBTX television network reported, but the animal organization PETA says there are still experiments with dogs in that center that should cease as soon as possible.
"Texas A&M continues to torment golden retrievers and other dogs even though decades of these experiments have not led to a cure for people with muscular dystrophy," Cromwell said in a statement today.
"It is time to free those dogs and my friends from PETA and I want them to go to good homes where they can live the rest of their lives in peace," he added.
The career of Cromwell, 79, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Babe", also includes roles in the series "The Young Pope" and "American Horror Story" as well as in the feature film "LA Confidential" (1997 ).
It is not the first time Cromwell has been arrested in relation to his activism.
For example, the actor was arrested in 2017 during a protest at the SeaWorld theme park in San Diego (California) when he was participating in a PETA action that interrupted a "show" starring killer whales.
And in 2015 he was also arrested for a protest against a power plant in New York.