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When The Hobbit is
released in India, audiences will see an adventure story set in a fantasy
world. For the animals involved in the filming, however, the abuse and neglect
that they experienced were far too real. Recently, PETA US gave the Associated
Press the exclusive on the reported
animal death toll. In
all, five horses, a pony, and several goats, sheep, and chickens were allegedly
maimed or killed.
to whistleblowers from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the following
A horse named Shanghai was hobbled (his legs were tied together so that he
couldn't move) and left on the ground for three hours because he was too
energetic for his rider. Afterward, in order to hide his rope burns for
filming, his legs were covered with makeup and hair. Hobbling is an outright
violation of the American Humane Association's (AHA) guidelines.
One horse was killed and another horse was injured after being placed with two
highly strung geldings, despite concerns that the geldings would be too
Another horse was killed after falling off an embankment in a severely crowded
the horses were moved to the stables, another horse died after being fed large
amounts of food that he wasn't used to. The horse had shown signs of colic, an
extremely painful illness.
When the horses were moved back to the paddocks after this incident, another
horse had the skin and muscles of her leg torn away by wire fencing.
Several goats and sheep died from worm infestations and from falling into the
sink holes that covered the farm.
Numerous chickens were mauled and killed by unsupervised dogs or trampled by
other animals when left unprotected.
How can something like this happen when the unit
production manager was warned and the production was monitored by the American Humane
Association? Furthermore, this movie was directed by Peter Jackson, a master at
computer-generated imagery (CGI). In a movie that features CGI dragons, ogres,
and hobbits, CGI animals would have fit in perfectly. Jackson could have made
The Hobbit without using a single animal—and he should have.
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