Last October, Jan Fabre caused a storm after it was revealed that cats had been mistreated during the filming of a scene for his film 'De schoonheid van de krijger’ (The Beauty of the Warrior).
More recently, Fabre hit the headlines again when he forced spiders to walk through a razor blade maze "in the name of art".
Jan Fabre’s site was taken off-line after its user limit was exceeded. The surge in the number of users appears to be the work of hackers.
In the YouTube film a voice says "We can no longer tolerate that animals are mistreated in the name of art.”