bill-swift - January 4, 2013
You may remember a few weeks ago we ran a story concerning themistreatment of animals being kept on a farm for use in The Hobbit. We went through all historic animal cruelty allegations in Hollywood (Lena Dunham's nude scenes not included) and now we can add one more to the mix. Barbara Casey, a former American Humane Association employee is suing both the AHA (you know, those folks who say 'No Animals Were Harmed') and HBO for covering-up the mistreatment of the horses on the set of the now-cancelled series Luck.
Casey alleges that the AHA went along with the subterfuge of the show's producers in order to save time and money in passing the organizations strict regulations when it comes to the handling of animals on set. Now, if you ask me the only cruelty inflicted by the producers of Luck was on its viewers (hiyooo), but if Casey's allegations prove to be true, it could prove disastrous for the entertainment industry as less real animals will be used in filmmaking and instead there will be even more CGI animated animals voiced by Russell Brand popping up on screen. And no one wants that.