The American Humane Association is responsible for ‘No Animals Were Harmed’ disclaimer you see at the end of films and TV shows. The AHA is the only agency that monitors the treatment of animals on set. But are they doing their job? The disclaimers are not accurate according to the Hollywood Reporter, the following did happen.
- A Bengal tiger, used whenever CGI wasn’t effective, almost drowned on the set of “Life of Pi.”
- Three thoroughbreds died during the production of HBO’s horse-racing drama “Luck” and under the AHA’s supervision, which was canceled shortly after the third horse was euthanized after sustaining major head injuries.
- A Husky dog was repeatedly punched by a trainer on the set of “Eight Below.” The AHA said the force was necessary to stop a dog fight.
- An animal handler dropped a chipmunk, stepped on it, thus killing it during the production of “Failure to…
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