#Repost from @pawsphilippines ANIMAL CRUELTY COMPLAINT AGAINST MMFF FILM "ORO" UPDATE. On Tuesday, January 2, PAWS Executive Director Anna Cabrera was interviewed by the media after the investigative inquiry regarding the dog that was killed in the filming of the movie, ORO.
From Anna Cabrera:
"Years of dealing with animal offenders in court have sharpened my radar to hogwash excuses for committing animal cruelty. The people of the film ORO today who came with their lawyers at the MMFF meeting who said "We didn't kill the dog. We just happened upon a place where rampant dog-killing was taking place and we just filmed it" - you've just set off my inner BS alarm several times today because:
1. Your director said the dog was bought from someone willing to have the dog butchered.
2. We have reliable sources that the criminal act was in the script and it was all part of the plan to shoot the scene of the actual killing of the dog. and
3. Several members of the film's crew have already come out with Tweets condemning the dog slaughter but had to erase these posts because they are afraid to lose their jobs.
Any self-respecting film outfit would return the awards borne out of this atrocity and voluntarily withdraw from MMFF.
As for the MMFF ExeCom, let's just say I expected more from you than the "washing of hands"/we-can't-do-anything-about-it line.
If you cannot pull out the showing of a film whose production hides behind the technicality of having no DIRECT HAND in the animal cruelty, some degree of ethics must dictate deep within that you have to at least let them know that their complicity in the matter - filming a crime and using it for their entry - is unacceptable." @RepostIt_app