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Actor Disrupts Regents Meeting

An Oscar nominated actor who burst into a university board meeting to protest its alleged torture of cats for scientific research has been arrested. Footage posted online shows James Cromwell, who played farmer Arthur Hoggett in Babe, marching into a University of Wisconsin classroom where the Board of Regents was meeting. Regent Brent Smith of La Crosse was there.

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Their action came after PETA claimed that 30 cats were starved, deafened or decapitated at the university each year, an allegation that has been denied. The pair was escorted from the room in handcuffs and booked at a nearby police station.

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