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(Starpulse)   After 27 animals die, Hobbit production team thinks there may be something wrong with the animal's living spaces   ( starpulse.com) divider line
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2012-11-19 08:23:51 PM  
3 votes:
Peter Jackson sez:

The producers completely reject the accusations that twenty seven animals died due to mistreatment during the making of the films. Extraordinary measures were taken to make sure that animals were not used during action sequences or any other sequence that might create undue stress for the animals involved. Over fifty five per cent of all shots using animals in The Hobbit are in fact computer generated; this includes horses, ponies, rabbits, hedgehogs, birds, deer, elk, mice, wild boars, and wolves.

The American Humane Association (AHA) was on hand to monitor all use of animals by the production. No animals died or were harmed on set during filming.

We regret that some of these accusations by wranglers who were dismissed from the film over a year ago are only now being brought to our attention.
2012-11-19 05:12:01 PM  
3 votes:
Horses, goats, chickens and sheep died on the farms

Ok, how many of the 27 where chickens, cause they don't count.

Wranglers have now come forward to claim they warned the production about the treacherous terrain, but were rebuffed.

Who in the production? Who of the thousands of people who work on a production of this size directly or indirectly? Bankers? Gaffers? Who?

Article is a little slim on details.
2012-11-19 08:15:47 PM  
2 votes:
get a more reliable source, particularly one that breaks down the supposed deaths by species, and i might believe you.
2012-11-19 06:05:41 PM  
2 votes:
I really love animals and this sucks.

However the truth is that the director could walk into my house, slap my wife, shiat on the floor, and kick my dogs on the way out and I would still pay to see the Hobbit.
2012-11-20 05:59:33 AM  
1 vote:

mediablitz: PETA is pretesting the deaths of 27 animals?!?!?

They kill THOUSANDS of animals every year. Why aren't they protesting themselves?

There is no bigger group of hypocrites than PETA members.

A big ol' fat this. Maybe someone should ask PETA why they euthanize thousands of healthy animals every year instead of trying to adopt them out? PETA shelters kill more animals than they adopt out. fark PETA,fark them in their hypocritical vegan asses.
2012-11-20 02:25:16 AM  
1 vote:

It's not like scores of animals don't die every day.

And for our pleasure? Even better!

Thanksgiving turkey anybody?
2012-11-20 02:08:24 AM  
1 vote:

gaspode: The people protesting this want all animals to be set free.

No, they don't. They are farking HAPPY to kill animals.


2012-11-20 01:06:08 AM  
1 vote:
The people protesting this want all animals to be set free.

to live in the wild. Where the landscape is unpredictable and they will fall down things, be eaten by predators and die of illnesses at a massively higher rate.
2012-11-19 07:15:21 PM  
1 vote:
Horses, goats, chickens and sheep

This is going to be the worst adaptation of all time. Remember that bit where Bilbo and the gang visited a petting zoo? No? Well it's in the movie anyway.
2012-11-19 06:27:26 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-19 06:20:38 PM  
1 vote:
Oh sure, you could say that some goats, chickens and sheep died, but when you find out most of them were killed in automobile wrecks or by suicide, and that their death rate was actually a little lower than that of the general population of barnyard critters, will you remain concerned?
2012-11-19 06:07:59 PM  
1 vote:
It's New Zealand. They were probably all sheep.
2012-11-19 03:21:41 PM  
1 vote:
Well, so much for that blurb in the credits.
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