American film director and producer, Michael Bay has been charged for allegedly killing a pigeon in Italy.
According to reports, the incident took place during the shooting of the Rome scenes for the 2018 Netflix movie 6 Underground. Even though the director denied the accusations, the Italian authorities refused to dismiss the case because pigeons are a protected species in the nation making it a crime to kill, maim, or capture a wild bird in Italy.
The 57-year-old filmmaker denied the accusations saying. “I am a well-known animal lover and major animal activist.”
He revealed during an interview with the Wrap that no animal has even been harmed in any way during the production of the said movie or on any other set his worked on his entire career as a director.
“No animal involved in the production was injured or harmed. Or on any other production I’ve worked on in the past 30 years.”