“Babe” actor James Cromwell was arrested on Thursday during a PETA protest at Texas A&M University.
The protest took place during a Board of Regents meeting and called for the school to shut down a laboratory that uses dogs for medical research.
Cromwell, who’s been arrested at multiple protests over the years, was charged with “hindering proceedings by disorderly conduct” and booked at the Brazos County Jail, a police department spokesperson told People on Thursday.
The Associated Press reports the actor was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
“Texas A&M continues to torment golden retrievers and other dogs, even though decades of these experiments have not led to a cure for humans with muscular dystrophy,” Cromwell said in a statement via PETA. “It’s time to let the dogs out, and my friends at PETA and I want them released to good homes where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace.”
According to PETA, the university stopped breeding dogs for “canine muscular dystrophy experiments, but its experiments continue.”
Cromwell was arrested in 2017 at SeaWorld in San Diego while protesting cruelty against orca whales. He was sentenced earlier that year to a week in jail stemming from a 2015 arrest during a protest at an upstate New York power plant.
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