James Cromwell got arrested at a University of Wisconsin Board of Regent meeting. Cromwell was arrested for allegedly disrupting the meeting as part of a protest he was assisting. According to a report from Thursday (Feb. 7), Cromwell was ticketed on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
Cromwell is best known for roles in films like "Babe" and "L.A. Confidential," but he has also been featured in television shows like "Boardwalk Empire" and "American Horror Story."
Cromwell was attending the meeting in an apparent protest against cat torture that a group claimed has been taking place there. Arrested with him was PETA spokesperson Jeremy Beckham, who helped disrupt the meeting in order to have their message heard.
Apparently Cromwell and Beckham burst through the doors of the meeting, shouting and holding up signs that depicted a cat with metal implanted in its head. Both men were arrested on similar charges, but it is clear that they got their message out there.
In another report of the incident, TMZ revealed that PETA has put out some claims as to why this protest took place. PETA claimed that, "30 cats a year at UW-Madison are starved, deafened, and decapitated for brain research that hasn't accomplished its goals of improving human hearing." TMZ also pointed out that the university has already denied these accusations.
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