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Submitted by Crazay 1181d ago | news

"Hobbit" Farm Had Animal "Death Traps" That Killed As Many As 27

CBS

Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other "death traps." (Cinema, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Crazay  +   1181d ago
Sounds to me like there were some liberties taken at the expense of a few animals. Not cool at all.
calis  +   1181d ago
Definitely not cool.
Crazay  +   1180d ago
Really?!?

Someone disagrees with the "Not cool"? ***facepalm***

If you disagree that taking liberties at the expense of an animal for the sake of saving money and for a movie, man up and justify that.
SilentNegotiator  +   1180d ago
Dogs getting to chickens (Google "Dog climbing fence"), horses injuring themselves, and animals dying from natural causes (as confirmed by VETERINARIAN, not a trainer's hunch) is barely "taking liberties". And they went on to spend hundreds of THOUSANDS of dollars on changes because some horses injured themselves.

Mother Nature: The World's Most Prolific Animal Abuser
Leio  +   1181d ago
So unnecessary
SITH  +   1180d ago
I blame those damn hobbits.
azshorty2003  +   1180d ago
I guess this movie wont have the disclaimer during the credits "No animals were harmed during the making of this film."
c0nflikt  +   1180d ago
I'm okay with this, as long as the movie is great!
Crazay  +   1180d ago
That's a pretty disgusting way to think.
LordStig  +   1180d ago
so from what i've read, the animal abuse claims are not things like beating the animals, chaining them to a post or not feeding them.
It's about the land they were kept on and if you've never been to or come from New Zealand i'll tell you.
That's NZ farm land most if not all farms in New Zealand are like that, the LOTR movies gives a good look at our geography and the land we have to farm we make do with what we have.
Not to mention that New Zealand is constantly hit by earthquakes so the land would be fragile.

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