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Old 11-25-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood's Nightmare of Death, Injury, and Secrecy Exposed | Hollywood Reporter Exclusive

"No animals were harmed in the making of this film" doesn't hold true anymore since this organization seems to be more intent on protecting the movie studios instead of the animals.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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This report was sickening, but it was only the latest one. This has been going on for decades, ever since horses were driven over the cliffs on silent movies.

Having AHA on set was supposed to address those concerns but now it appears that tag line at the end of movies has no significance whatsoever. Life of Pi, The Hobbitt, Eight Below, War Horse...the same thing happens on the sets of some TV shows, too. The leaked emails and memo correspondence among AHA and studio staff tell a sad story of the Hollyweird culture that enables this abuse.

As long as humane organizations do not work independently on sets and, instead, are paid by studios as consultants/trainers/advisers, this will continue to plague the industry.

Follow the money.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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This report was sickening, but it was only the latest one. This has been going on for decades, ever since horses were driven over the cliffs on silent movies.

Having AHA on set was supposed to address those concerns but now it appears that tag line at the end of movies has no significance whatsoever. Life of Pi, The Hobbitt, Eight Below, War Horse...the same thing happens on the sets of some TV shows, too. The leaked emails and memo correspondence among AHA and studio staff tell a sad story of the Hollyweird culture that enables this abuse.

As long as humane organizations do not work independently on sets and, instead, are paid by studios as consultants/trainers/advisers, this will continue to plague the industry.

Follow the money.
You'd think the studios would have used computer animation to protect the live animal from dangerous scenes. Well trained animals aren't cheap (since they seem to focus solely on money). While I don't agree with it back in the old early days of movies, they didn't have access to computer animation to simulate dangerous situations that could result in injury or death of the animal.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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You'd think the studios would have used computer animation to protect the live animal from dangerous scenes. Well trained animals aren't cheap (since they seem to focus solely on money). While I don't agree with it back in the old early days of movies, they didn't have access to computer animation to simulate dangerous situations that could result in injury or death of the animal.
True. Apparently, they don't use CGIs as often as we think, though, and not exclusively. The cavalier way in which the "animal welfare" staff communicated to other personnel regarding the tiger who almost died while filming Life of Pi, was particularly disturbing.
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