‘Star Trek’ actor sticks to Starbucks counter in protest


Actor James Cromwell (LA Confidential, The General’s Daughter, The Green Mile) had a long career in Hollywood. The New York-born actor is best known for his roles as Farmer Hoggett in baby (1995) and Babe: Pig in the City (1998), and for his time as a warp inventory, Zefram Cochran in the legendary star trek franchise.

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Cochrane was originally introduced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), and the actor returned for two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. Cromwell also portrayed three other star trek characters in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Now Cromwell, who has voiced support for animal rights and environmental causes in the past, is making headlines for one reason: the activist stuck his hand on the counter of a Starbucks coffee shop as part of a a demonstration against animal cruelty. A video of the incident can be seen below:

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An article about Cromwell’s recent PETA protest noted that:

…[the actor] was protesting that the multinational coffee chain charges extra to substitute non-dairy milk. While that may seem like a small issue, the crux of the matter is that Starbucks locations in the United States charge extra while they don’t in many other countries, which according to Cromwell and PETA , is greed on behalf of the huge society.

disneyland west starbucks and monorail
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It should be noted that no arrests were made during the recent Starbucks protest which saw Cromwell glue himself to the coffee giant’s counter.

star trek first contact
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The official description of First contact bed:

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Next Generation crew embark on their most thrilling adventure yet. They call themselves the Borg – a half-organic, half-machine collective with one goal: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen (Alice Krige), the Borg head to Earth with a devious plan to alter history. Picard’s last encounter with the Borg nearly killed him. Now he wants revenge.

patrick stewart as jon-luc picard leading the star trek first contact team
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The film stars LeVar Burton, Geordi La Forge, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, Michael Horton, James Cromwell, Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart.

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