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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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jetfanglo    

good ...........thanx mr.cromwell........

523 days ago
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flora68    

Bravo for the heroic Mr. Cromwell! He's been an outspoken and effective advocate for animals ever since working with a bunch of them on "Babe"; even gave up meat. He's a good guy.

523 days ago
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Catmother    

TO THE TMZ WRITER- THERE IS NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT CAT TORTURE OR ANIMAL CRUELTY,

523 days ago
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Gia    

Good for him!

523 days ago
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Raymond    

20 years earlier he might not have done it, due to career considerations. That's one of the major benefits of getting older I'd say.

523 days ago
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Moose    

Good for him at least trying to fight for those with no voice.

523 days ago
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Christy    

Well done Mr Cromwell! Keep making your voice heard.

523 days ago
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penelope    

more power to you james!

523 days ago
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fifi    

What is "funny" about any of this, you sickos?!

523 days ago
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fifi    

James Cromwell is a great man. Thank you, James, for taking action!

523 days ago
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Jorwho    

Animal cruelty is unacceptable!

523 days ago
42.

Col. Sardonic    

*insert scene of him performing human experimentation on American Horror Story: Asylum*

523 days ago
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Woot    

Way to go, Mr. Cromwell! I'm a huge fan of you and your efforts to stop animal cruelty in ALL its forms.

523 days ago
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David    

I support him completely. We humans need to be more compassionate towards animals. Humans are such an ugly species doing harm to creatures that can't defend themselves.

523 days ago
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pen    

So the guy who tortured humans is against cat torture that's funny! Second there is better ways of handling things then busting into a classroom that ur not supposed to be in, especially with the mass shootings with 2 of them happening in the vicinity of uw Madison.

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