We snagged an exclusive interview with actor James Cromwell, who attended the 2011 Genesis Awards, and got him to open up about his work with animal conservation and the experience of narrating a new eco-film, Farm to Fridge.
Cromwell, who played a farmer in the film Babe, spoke about his participation in Farm to Fridge, which explores the evils of factory farming. “I got involved through HSUS, and the film is about the factory farm system, it has a number of images that just devastated me.” He then explained why he chose to narrate the film, “When you see that kind of savagery you want to tear somebody’s eyes out. But we have to be non-violent, so that’s why I do that, that’s what this is.”
The 71-year-old then discussed another animal rights cause that he is close to: wolf conservation. “I happen to be very fond of wolves,” he said. “And I’m always appalled at the policy of the ex-governor of Alaska, shooting wolves from airplanes.” We are too!
It was also great to ask Cromwell what green tip he’d give to readers who are interested in supporting animal rights, the purpose of the 2011 Genesis event. “Go vegan,” Cromwell smiled. “If you love animals don’t eat them!”
We couldn’t agree more!