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Succession James Cromwell glues his hand to Starbucks’ counter in protest

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Succession actor and animal rights activist James Cromwell super-glued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest the growing accusation of vegan milk.

The 82-year-old actor – who played Ewan Roy in the hit drama – participated in a sit-in organized by the animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in New York City.

In a video shared by the group, Cromwell was seen sitting on the counter wearing a ‘Free the Animals’ T-shirt’ while condemning the extra cost of plant-based milk.

“More than 13,000 customers have asked you, now we’re asking you,” he said.

‘Do you want to stop charging more for vegan milk?

‘When will you stop making big profits while customers, animals and the environment suffer?

‘When will you stop punishing people for their ethnicity, their morality?’

Cromwell also stressed that the ‘meaningless’ price also affects cows, claiming ‘they suffer no less than human mothers would’.

‘These mothers have to endure the loss of a child over and over again.’

Cromwell allegedly removed his hand from the counter by prying it off with a knife, and although police arrived at the scene, no arrests were made.

James Cromwell

The actor is also an animal rights activist (Photo: Joe Kohen / FilmMagic)

A Starbucks spokesman said in a statement: ‘Customers can customize any beverage on the menu with non-milk, including soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk and oat milk for an additional fee.’

In 2015, the actor and five other activists were arrested for obstructing traffic at a power plant.

Justice Timothy McElduff Jr. in Wawayanda City, the six protesters were fined $ 250 plus a $ 125 surcharge, which must be paid by June 30, 2017.

However, only three of the six – Terri Klemm, Naomi Miller and Maureen Murphy-Smolka – paid their fines on time, leading to jail time for the other three, including Cromwell.

Cromwell – who has been a vegetarian since 1974 – was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the farmer in the 1995 film Babe.

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