What's even the point to all of the real animal cruelty within the Italian cannibal genre, other than to shock and disgust? Is it just to reinforce how fucked outsiders are in these remote settings? Is it just to remind us these are "savages" and cannot be reasoned with? Regardless of the answer, I can sure as hell do without it in the films I watch. Most of the time I can take some pretty heavy gore as long as it's theatrical effects, not the real thing.