Movie Animals Protected

Elephant-Horse-Dog Turducken

You probably remember that whole American Humane Association scandal from a few months ago. You know, the one where only official monitoring body for animal care in Hollywood was actually playing fast and loose with the phrase “No Animals Were Harmed,” and covering up all kinds of animal-harming that occurred under their watch. Dozens of sea creatures were killed in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl‘s many boat explosions. A handler on the set of Failure to Launch was trying to carry a chipmunk on his shoulder when he dropped it and stepped on it, crushing it to death. An AHA monitor, who was having an affair with a Life of Pi executive, conveniently covered up the near-drowning of a tiger on the set of Life of Pi. The list goes on and on, and can be read in extreme length and detail over at The Hollywood Reporter. After the story broke, the response was a massive outcry…that quickly faded away into a shrug. The monitor who covered up her affair/tiger drowning stepped down from her job. The AHA put out a press release to uphold their good name, claiming that the THR story “distorts the work and record of a respected nonprofit organization that has kept millions of beloved animal actors safe on film and television sets around the world for more than 70 years.” According to the AHA, the stories of animal death are true, but occurred through no fault of the AHA monitors. Apparently, […]

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published: 01.26.2015
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