Thoughts on writing scenes with animal cruelty?

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I'm a huge animal lover but in my current work there is a scene that's crucial to a characters development, that depicts some fairly horrible animal cruelty on a fox. I recall reading something by an author not long ago that was along the lines of "you can do anything you want to humans, but never touch an animal."

I can't remember who is was, or where I read it but if I remember correctly they got sent a tonne of hate mail for including animal cruelty in their novel.

Has anyone else experienced something similar?


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