Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (3)
  • Print

Actor Cromwell faces charge for Wis. protest

Actor James Cromwell has been charged with a civil ordinance violation for allegedly disrupting a university meeting in Madison to protest animal testing.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
"That'll do pig!" MORE
God's creatures can't pay lobbyists so it takes brave people to step up. He has my... MORE
A fine actor with a social conscience. Kudos for James Cromwell. MORE

advertising

MADISON, Wis. —

Actor James Cromwell has been charged with a civil ordinance violation for allegedly disrupting a university meeting in Madison to protest animal testing.

The 73-year-old and 27-year-old activist Jeremy Beckham were charged Friday with disorderly conduct for the Feb. 7 protest at a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting.

The violations are not criminal charges but carry fines of up to $1,000.

The two held large signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a UW-Madison lab, while shouting about the treatment of cats.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/X3dCbS) the two are scheduled to appear in court March 25.

Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1995 film "Babe." Other credits include "L.A. Confidential," "The Green Mile" and "The Artist."

---

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Want free career advice? And an iPad Mini?

Want free career advice? And an iPad Mini?

Tell us about your goals and challenges and be considered for a future NWjobs career-makeover story, as well as a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Advertising

Advertising


Advertising