During the filming, an ox was sliced almost completely in half. Nobody said it was easy to feed Marlon Brando.
In a particularly brutal scene, a donkey is cut open and bled to death. In protest of this completely disgusting act, John C. Reilly left the project refusing to have any association with something so cruel and savage. As a result, the scene was cut from the film’s release. Which must have added insult to injury to that donkey’s proud mother.
This Italian horror film from the awesomely named Ruggero Deodato was anything but awesome toward animals. Though he’s later condemned his own actions, Deodato was cruel to a wide array of animals. A large turtle is decapitated and disemboweled on camera, a pig is kicked and shot in the head, a coatimundi is murdered with a knife, a machete is used to kill a spider and a snake, and a squirrel monkey has the top of its he