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James Cromwell is a veteran actor, Oscar nominee and star of LA Confidential and The Green Mile. He's also in the upcoming Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom. His best known role is probably as Farmer Hoggett in 1995’s Babe, about a cute pig that wants to be a sheepdog. It was interacting with piglets on the set that started him thinking about animal rights, leading him to not only become a vegan, but to take up the fight for animals. In 2011, he narrated Farm to Fridge, a documentary about the horror of the slaughterhouse, and in 2013 he was arrested for protesting against animal testing.
In 2015 James was arrested following a protest at SeaWorld.
At the orca 'show' he spoke about SeaWorld's mistreatment of animals.
After being charged with trespassing and facing possible jail time, he said:
"Even when we were found guilty: no publicity. But when celebrities go to jail, oh wow it's suddenly a story".
In 2017 James was sentenced to a week-long stint in jail. He was one of six protesters who, in November 2015, staged a sit-in
plant development in Wawayanda, New York.
They claimed during their
trial that their actions were justified as the plant would cause irreversible
damage to the local environment, along with further accelerating climate change.
"We can’t demonize people because of their political stance. We have to say 'look, it won't matter ultimately whether you're Republican, radical right, or progressive. All that will matter is that we’re able to drink the water, breathe the air, live on the land. That's what’s threatened.' "