Photos, Video: Actor James Cromwell Locks Himself In Cage At LAX Protest
If there was one way to get the word out about animal cruelty, it would be putting James Cromwell in a cage at LAX. The American Horror Story actor led a PETA protest today against Air France, claiming the airline mistreats monkeys.
The 74-year-old actor who is 6-foot-7-inches tall stood inside a wooden crate at the Air France international terminal, while holding a sign that read, "Air France: Stop Shipping Primates To Labs." Cromwell and PETA are protesting against Air France's alleged practices. According to a statement from PETA:
Air France is the only major airline in the world that still ships primates to laboratories. Some of these animals come from squalid monkey farms, while others are torn away from their homes and families in the wild. The primates are crammed into small wooden crates and transported inside dark cargo holds for nearly 30 hours before they reach their final—and deadly—destination. Air France shipped at least 5,500 monkeys to U.S. laboratories in 2013.
Here is a video of Cromwell protesting:
This isn't the first time Cromwell has protested against the cruel treatment of animals. Back in 2013, he was arrested when he rallied against a board meeting at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, claiming that the school tortured cats for brain research.