Lars Von Trier Not to Show Donkey Murder!
Director Lars Von Trier has cut a scene that featured a donkey being butchered for food from his latest film after protests by animal rights groups, says the Associated Press.
Von Trier said he cut the scene, from the upcoming film Manderlay, not because he thought it was cruel, but was concerned it would draw attention away from the political and social content of the film.
Manderlay is the second film in Von Trier's trilogy about evil in small-town America during the Depression. The first, Dogville, starred Nicole Kidman. Manderlay stars Bryce Howard, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe and Lauren Bacall.