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Babe actor James Cromwell caused quite a stir in a Starbucks after gluing his hand to the counter in support of animal rights.

The popular coffee chain recently announced an extra charge for plant based milk which has infuriated the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organised the protest, with Cromwell taking the lead and gluing himself to the counter, calling for the surcharge to be removed.

“Non-dairy products all over the world…France, they give these things away. There’s no charge for it. Here, there’s an exorbitant charge,” he said.

“Why, when it’s so important now to address climate change and to understand the violence to animals to go on to make dairy products that are served here? There’s no reason for it except greed.”

Police were called to the Starbucks asking the protestors to leave which they did with no arrests made.

In a statement, Starbucks explained how customers are also slugged a surcharge when ordering other non-dairy milk with their orders.

“Customers can customise any beverage on the menu with a non-dairy milk, including soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, and oat milk for an additional cost (similar to other beverage customisations such as an additional espresso shot or syrup),” the statement read.

“Pricing varies market by market.”

Police were eventually called to the Starbucks and asked the protestors to leave with no arrests made.

Watch the video here.

Images: Twitter

This article first appeared on OverSixty.

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