James Cromwell has been arrested during a PETA protest at Texas A&M University.
The actor, 79, joined protesters outside Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting, urging the university to put an end to animal research and lab testing.
According to People magazine, Cromwell was stationed outside the laboratory where golden retrievers and other dogs are part of medical research.
Cromwell was charged with hindering proceedings by disorderly conduct and was transported to the Brazos County Jail. The Washington Post says he was released after posting a bond of $5,000.
Meanwhile, 34-year-old Jeremy Beckham was also arrested.
“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. “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.”
Cromwell has been arrested in the past for similar charges.
As People reports, the university has caused a lot of controversy in the past as they once bred sick dogs for canine muscular dystrophy research. And while they’ve stopped the practice, they’ve still continued their research into the disease using dogs.