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James Cromwell was arrested yesterday for reportedly interrupting a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting because he was protesting animal testing on campus.

The former Oscar nominee – who played a role this year in American Horror Story Season 2 – was ticketed on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, according to University police Sgt. Brent Gruber.

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Cromwell and another animal rights activist held up signs that depicted a cat with metal implanted in its head at the school’s lab, while yelling about the treatments of cats yesterday morning.

But the director of the university’s Research Animal Resources Center refers to federal agriculture officials as proof that Cromwell’s assertions are false.

The 73-year old actor has appeared in such films as The Green Mile and Babe.