The Hobbit Producers Deny Harming 27 Animals During Production

PETA is going to have a field day with this one.   As many as 27 animals — from horses to chickens — died horrific (and preventable) deaths during the production of “The Hobbit” … this according to people who handled the animals … though producers say the number has been grossly exaggerated.

Several wranglers who worked on location in New Zealand have come forward — claiming horses, sheep, goats and chickens died unnecessarily from 2010 to 2011 because the Wellington farm where they were housed was full of dangerous sinkholes, shoddy fencing, and other “death traps.”

According to the wranglers, some of the animals — mostly horses — would fall into the sink holes and break their backs.  At least one horse had to be euthanized. A rep for Peter Jackson admitted two of the horse deaths were avoidable — but says producers “completely reject” accusations that 27 animals died due to mistreatment.

Now what I’d like to know is how many unreported animal deaths actually do take place during the production of films.  More importantly what studios do to cover it all up.   I think a great job in this world would be to be a mole for PETA and take under the table money from them.  Just one big giant conspiracy.

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