Last week, at the height of awards season, film and television icon James Cromwell received PETA's annual Hero to Animals Award for his lifetime of activism at a special dinner at Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“We’re honoring James Cromwell for his unerring social activism for animals,” said PETA Honorary Director Nanci Alexander, who owns the all-vegan eatery. “He offers a strong and clear voice of freedom for captive marine mammals, cats and primates held in laboratory cages, and pigs who are abused and slaughtered for food. His kindness to all beings, great and small, makes the world a better place.”
The vegan, outspoken Babe and American Horror Story star has teamed up with PETA to take over SeaWorld’s “Orca Encounter” show, narrated gripping exposés of cruelty in the horse-racing and pig factory farming industries, and marched against experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin and monkey shipments by Air France.