Here’s some great investigative reporting via The Hollywood Reporter that should inspire more diamond tears from Miley’s digital kitty: turns out that the “no animals were harmed” disclaimers you see on so many blockbusters might just be dramatically inaccurate.
Big reveals include:
- A monitor for the American Humane Association tried to downplay injuries suffered by animals on the set of Life of Pi (presumably due to her personal relationship with one of the film’s production managers)
- A member of the AHA’s advisory board also happened to be CEO of a media company broadcasting movies about animals
- A former AHA member was fired for pushing the now-cancelled HBO show Luck to be more careful with its horses
- The AHA “covered up” the death of a horse on the War Horse set “to protect Steven Spielberg”
So it’s terrible publicity for everyone mentioned in the story.
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