Actor James Cromwell arrested in SeaWorld after protest
James Cromwell is Monday, arrested during a protest at SeaWorld theme park. The actor spoke out against the show with the orcas, together with the American animal rights organisation PETA.
The American Horror Story actor disrupted the show with a megaphone and shouted slogans like “SeaWorld Sucks” and “These animals are suffering and you know that.”
PETA says in a statement that the protests against the mistreatment of the animals in SeaWorld theme park. According to the organization, the animals live in small tanks and they are drugged to aggressive behavior, that is caused by stress, to prevent.
“Orcas have the right to a full life in the ocean, not a life sentence to laps to swim in a pool until they die of diseases,” said Cromwell about the protest.
The board of directors of SeaWorld denies that the animals under miserable conditions. “All our animals, including orcas, are healthy and get all the care they need from our vets and experts”, let SeaWorld in a statement to know. The park says that PETA’s action purely as a publicity stunt organized.
It is not the first time that Cromwell is arrested during a demonstration. Cromwell protested in december 2015, with the arrival of a power plant. All of the protesters were arrested for traffic obstruction. They have been fined but refused to pay it. The actor had then a week in the jail.