Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell, best known for playing the kindly
farmer in "Babe: Pig in the City" ("That'll do, pig") went to bat for
another kind of animal Thursday morning at the UW System Board of Regents
meeting and got himself arrested.
Cromwell, 73, and another protester
from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Jeremy Beckham, entered
the board meeting on Thursday, holding large, graphic photos of a cat named
Double Trouble that they say was experimented on and killed by UW-Madison
"Shame on UW for mutilating and killing cats!" Cromwell
yelled at the board, disrupting the meeting. Here's a video PETA provided of
UW Madison Police Sgt. Brent Gruber said university
police escorted the pair out. Cromwell agreed to leave when asked, while
Beckham passively resisted the officers by going limp. He was dragged from
the room by officers.