It was, shall we say, totally sick. And not in good way.
University of Maine student Dane Bolding walked to the front of his documentary film class Saturday with a live rabbit in a box.
He threw a tarp over a table, took out a knife and announced that he would now skin the furry little creature alive.
At that point all hell broke loose. Students began screaming, crying and running from the room. A prof shouted, “No, not in this class,” before Bolding stopped.
His point: That most of us eat meat, yet we “try and hide all of our ugliness” about slaying animals.
OK, it’s an old point but, gosh, do you have to kill a live Peter Cottontail to make it?
The story ended happily, however. Some of the women in the class pooled their money and bought the lucky rabbit for $10.
The budding filmmaker should remember this line for future ventures: “No animals were harmed in the making of this film.”