Actor James Cromwell Arrested At Texas University During Protest
The legendary actor was arrested while protesting with PETA at a Texas university board meeting. "Succession" actor James Cromwell was arrested on Thursday while protesting with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) during a Texas A&M University Board of Regents meeting. PETA was there to protest the university's use of dogs for medical research. The actor is also a known animal welfare activist who has been arrested protesting for animal rights in the past. He was arrested at the University of Wisconsin in 2013 and back in July at Seaworld both times for protesting the mistreatment of animals. He has also been vocal about environmental issues and other causes.
The 79-year-old Cromwell was released after posting a bond of $5,000 according to USA Today. Cromwell released a statement before the demonstration saying that Texas A&M's “caging and hurting golden retrievers is unethical and bad science, and it needs to end now.” The Daily Mail website posted a video of Cromwell being arrested while he angrily shouts for the university to "shut down the lab." You can check out the video below.