The excellent answer to the Movies SE question Did they torture and kill a monkey during the filming of Andromeda Strain? explains in detail that in the filming of this 1971 feature film the monkey was exposed to a high level of carbon dioxide in order to evoke a very convincing "performance" that it died in a horrible way. It was convincing because it was genuine; this experience was known to be extremely distressing, an the convulsing monkey was within seconds of death when it was revived with oxygen under ASPCA supervision. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; the film was released in 1971, things have changed)
I don't know if this meets a definition of torture because there was no attempt to coerce nor any threat; e.g. "tell us or we'll hurt you" nor if it meets a definition of sadism because I'm pretty sure nobody on the set nor viewers of the film derived any amount of pleasure from watching this.
Question: Is there a word for subjecting an individual or animal to a severe level of distress in order to evoke a very real display of suffering in order to film it for a movie and conveys that the experience was very distressing, without ambiguity?