It wasn't me! Mohammad Ramadan accused of Animal Rights violations
Mohammed Ramadan denies hurting any lion in the making of his film. (image courtesy of zimbio)
Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan denied allegations against him made by Animal Rights activists, who demanded an immediate stop to his new film “Qalb Al Asad” (Heart of a Lion). Activists claimed that the film features numerous violations of animal rights, a matter that Mohammad strongly denied.
Mohammad stressed that he had acted out all the difficult scenes with the lions without having them sedated or harmed in any way, like taking out their claws as was claimed by animal activists. Mohammad also denied asking the director of the film Ahmad Al Sabki to request from the trainers of the lions to have their teeth pulled out.
Mohammad said the lions were not harmed in any way and no violations of any nature were made in the film against any animal. He added that the film carries a peaceful message that states that lions are noble and honorable animals and they have more loyalty towards their own kind and humans than humans do towards each other.
Mohammad plays the role of ‘Fares’ who works as a zoo keeper that helps the police solve a murder mystery. The film also stresses the point that fierce animals can be tamed if they are treated properly by people.