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The production team of Chinese drama Marvellous Women has been accused of killing a cat for a scene.
In the 32nd episode of the drama, which was produced by Story of Yanxi Palace creator Yu Zheng, the cat was seen falling off the table and licking blood from its mouth after being 'poisoned'.
Those who watched the scene (see below) couldn't believe that the director or anyone on the team could have taught the cat to act that way unless it was really dying.
Many netizens, who suspected that the cat had been abused and killed, then went online to bombard the drama’s Weibo page asking questions and demanding for an explanation.