Actor James Cromwell glued his hand to a Starbucks counter during a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protest in New York City on Tuesday, May 10, calling for the coffee chain to stop charging extra for vegan milks.
The LA Confidential and Babe actor, who has a history of working with the animal rights organization, spoke out against Starbucks’ policy in a PETA press release.
“My friends at PETA and I are calling on Starbucks to stop punishing kind and environmentally conscious customers for choosing plant milks,” Cromwell said.
“We all have a stake in the life-and-death matter of the climate catastrophe, and Starbucks should do its part by ending its vegan up-charge," the statement read.
This video shared by PETA shows Cromwell and other protesters sitting on a Starbucks counter in Midtown Manhattan. Credit: PETA via Storyful
- Save the planet, save the cows.
- End the vegan upcharge now.
- James and John are glued down, because Starbucks needs to take this seriously for the sake of humanity, for the sake of the cows. It's time for Starbucks to get the message that they actually want to believe they are [INAUDIBLE]. They should be charging more for the option that is more [INAUDIBLE]. Kinder to animals. They need to absolutely abide by the values that they keep telling us they have.