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James Cromwell Arrested For Defending Cats: “This Is Not Science, This Is Torture!”

This won't do, pig!

James Cromwell’s Dr. Arden tortured people on American Horror Story: Asylum, but in real life the actor is willing to go to jail to stop the torture of cats. The 73-year-old Babe star was arrested today at the University of Wisconsin after he and a PETA spokesman busted into a board meeting and charged the school with cruelty to animals.

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During the protest — which you can watch on TMZ here — the actor shouts in the boardroom about the cruelty done to the cats. "This is not science! This is torture, and it is criminal!" It's a pretty impressive scene. According to TMZ, PETA claims 30 cats a year are starved, deafened, and decapitated for brain research that hasn't accomplished its goals of improving human hearing. The university said activists have distorted the research which has "very real benefits" for people who are deaf. Both protesters were reportedly taken to jail and were expected to be charged with disorderly conduct.

Wherever you stand on animal testing, you have to applaud someone willing to stand up for his beliefs, right?

Source: TMZ

02.8.2013 / 04:51 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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