For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2024
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Despite disinheritance and threats of legal action, Cousin Greg showed up to support Uncle Ewan on Saturday as James Cromwell—who is nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award tonight—cut the ribbon for the grand opening of PETA’s Los Angeles event space, The James Cromwell Empathy Center, named in honor of the actor who has spoken up for animal rights at every turn. His Succession costar Nicholas Braun and good friend Ed Begley Jr. were both in attendance. Photos are available here.
Photo: Nicholas Braun, James Cromwell, and Ed Begley Jr.
“There is no successor to James Cromwell—he is the king of activism for animals and others,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Animals have a fierce and lifelong ally in James, and PETA is happy to honor him by naming a building after him for his relentless advocacy for all animals threatened with exploitation, torment, and slaughter.”
In his decades-long activism, the PETA honorary board director has locked himself in a shipping crate at Los Angeles International Airport to persuade Air France to end its shipments of monkeys to laboratories; was arrested at Texas A&M University after protesting its muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs; superglued his hand to a New York Starbucks counter to protest the company’s surcharge on vegan milk; helped transfer a PETA-rescued piglet he named Babe to a sanctuary after he fell off a truck taking him to be fattened for slaughter; among others.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.