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Case ID: 1431
Classification: Mutilation/Torture
Animal: cow
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Monday, Jun 25, 2001

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Pedro Almodovar

Spanish animal rights activist have filed a complaint against director Pedro Almodovar ahd his production company El Deseo, for killing 4 bulls in the shoot of his film "Talk to Her".

The complaint argues that Almodovar violated an animal protection law under which any film scene purporting to show cruelty to, mistreatment of, or suffering by animals must be mock.

El Deseo confirmed that Almodovar shot a scene in which 4 bulls were killing in the bullring of Aranjuez, a town near Madrid.

Almodovar could face a fine of between $1,350 and $13,513.


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