Here’s why Succession’s James Cromwell super glued his hand to a Starbucks counter in protest

James Cromwell at the Carney Awards
James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest the surcharge on vegan milk. Credit ©ImageCollect.com/Birdie Thompson/AdMedia

James Cromwell has certainly stood by his guns when it comes to companies banning their premium on plant-based milk.

The actor who plays Ewan Roy on the hit series successorShe protested for animal rights organization PETA in a Starbucks in New York on Tuesday.

The protest, which centered on the popular coffee company banning its premium for non-dairy milk alternatives, was streamed live on both PETA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

James Cromwell super glued his hand to the Starbucks counter

The 35-minute live stream showed Cromwell seated on the counter Starbucks next to another man – both taped to the surface with one hand.

While wearing a “Free The Animals” shirt, Cromwell spoke passionately about why he thinks customers shouldn’t pay extra vegan milk Substitute. Many other protesters joined the actor in holding signs and chanting the phrase, “Save the planet, save the cows, end the vegan premium now!”

Watch the live stream video below:

At the start of the live stream, Cromwell unfolded a piece of paper with his free hand and read out facts about the former Starbucks CEO.

“Former Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson left $60 billion when he retired. That amounts to $75 million in plant milk fees paid to Starbucks by customers. More than 13,000 customers have asked you, now we are asking. Will you stop charging more for vegan milk? When will you stop reaping huge profits while customers, animals and the environment suffer? When will you stop punishing people for their ethnicity and morality?”

Cromwell then spoke about the inhumane way milk is obtained from cows and its impact on the environment at large.

“Starbucks has admitted that cow’s milk is the largest contributor to the company’s carbon footprint,” he said. “And Starbucks agreed that vegan milk is a big part of the solution. But they still charge for them.”

The actor also went on to talk about the other needs that compel customers to order vegan milk — like religious beliefs and the inability to digest the lactose found in cow’s milk.

PETA petition to end Starbucks vegan milk premium

PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and since it was founded in 1980 it has become one of the best-known animal rights organizations.

PETA currently has one petition on their website titled “Ask Starbucks not to charge extra for vegan milk!” The petition, which currently has over 135,000 supporters, demands that customers should be encouraged by the company to order non-dairy milk – rather than discouraged by the extra cost to permit.

The organization also states that other celebrities, such as Paul McCartney, have written to the Starbucks CEO about the matter. “My friends at PETA are supporting this,” McCartney wrote. “I sincerely hope that for the future of the planet and animal welfare, you are able to implement this policy.”

So far, Starbucks has not issued a public response to PETA’s protest and whether or not it has plans to drop the surcharge.

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