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'Babe' Star James Cromwell

Slap on the Wrist

After Cat Torture Protest

3/25/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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73-year-old "Babe" star James Cromwell got off easy after his disorderly conduct arrest last month ... when he burst into a UW-Madison board meeting, protesting cat torture at the university.

Cromwell's case was called today in Wisconsin where he pled no contest to a low level charge of disorderly conduct. His punishment is a measly $100 fine, which he paid on the spot.

As we reported, Cromwell was busted along with a PETA spokesperson after they barged into the board meeting, claiming the school's labs tortured cats in the name of science. Cromwell waved a sign with a photo of an abused cat, and shouted, "This is not science! This is cruel!"

A rep for the D.A. tells us, prosecutors went easy because the duration of yelling wasn’t particularly long, he cooperated with law enforcement, no one in the room was really disturbed by the protest, and he had no criminal history.

And it WAS kinda funny.

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IwuvTMZ    

It was only a cat.

523 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

So we can torture cats but not our enemy, thats fkn stupid

523 days ago
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I'm not black    

Harvey is gay

523 days ago
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tj     

It wasn't funny .. He was standing for what he believed in and thought was right. Kudos to him!!

523 days ago
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chelli    

I agree they shouldn't be torturing cats like that in the name of science. Good for him!

523 days ago
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grumpiestoldman    

That'll do, lib.....that'll do.

523 days ago
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TC Spriggs    

I don't know who wrote the copy for this story, but NONE of this is "funny"..And I'm saddened to see TMZ be amused by cruelty to animals.

523 days ago
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PureRadiance    

Nice to see he is standing up for animal cruelty. I'm with ya James! You were good in AHS!!!!

523 days ago
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Jay-D    

Ofcourse the disgusting tmz would find that funny.. Thats why you are pathetic and every writer is childish.

523 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

love, Love, LOVE HIM!!!!
All critters should be respected and treated with dignity in my opinion. Even the yucky ones.

523 days ago
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karlew    

Well Harv if someone is ever torturing you we'll all laugh at the protesters trying to help you. You'll find that kinda funny, won't you?

523 days ago
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Cindy    

Bless him for doing the right thing for animals.

523 days ago
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flora68    

What exactly was "funny" about this?

523 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

Good. If any "celeb" deserves to get a slap on the wrist its this guy. He was protesting cruelty to animals. Thats not illegal and lets hope he brought awareness to whats happening to those poor cats.

523 days ago
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zoolady    

Hell-OO Wisconsin!

523 days ago
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