73-year-old Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell was arrested this morning at the University of Wisconsin -- after bursting into a board meeting ... claiming the school tortures cats in the name of science.
Cromwell was arrested with PETA spokesman Jeremy Beckham, who accompanied Cromwell on the protest ambush.
According to a UW spokesperson, Cromwell and Beckham burst into a UW System Board of Regents meeting, shouting and holding signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a UW-Madison lab.
PETA has claimed 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. The university denies the accusations.
Cromwell reportedly shouted, "This is not science. This is cruel!" Beckham then went limp and dropped to the floor in front of the regents.
In college(possibly the one listed in this article), I volunteered at the humane society in the evenings a few times a week. The animals that would be considered for euthanization in a typical kill shelter, would be "donated" to the University for research. It's sad, but what are you going to do?