French sportsman faces legal action after biting off cockerel's head

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Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde, who was filmed biting off the head of a live cockerel during a dinner party, is being sued by the animal rights foundation of former French cinema star Brigitte Bardot for his 'shocking and sickening' behaviour.

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Animal rights campaigners say they will sue a sporting champion for animal cruelty after he was filmed biting the head off a live cockerel during a dinner with friends, reports The Guardian.