27 Animals Have Died on the Set of the Hobbit


Most of the animals for the film are being housed at a farm in New Zealand. Wranglers are saying that the area is a death trap and has contributed to most of the animals deaths. PETA is already planning protests of the films premier around the world. Multiple horses have already died due to sinkholes and bad fencing. Peter Jackson better watch his ass, HBO shit canned Luck because a couple horses died.

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AmericanFirst
AmericanFirst

Now we know what midgets eat, I mean Hobbits!

The RandF Workhorse
The RandF Workhorse

They were all gerbils that mysteriously died in Ian McKellen's dressing room.

bmqq316
bmqq316

That's weird...Lord of the Rings is where Sean Astin's career died...coincidence? 

cartermnyc
cartermnyc

What do PETA activists do when they have termite or cockroach infestations?  I'm actually totally serious... anyone know?

Rorschach7
Rorschach7

Turns out none of this was true.

John in va
John in va

As fezz seenn this. Fez is gona roll at this one.

OllieInChicago
OllieInChicago

I always killed the horses in Red Dead Redemption.  Mr. B was always shown mercy.  Ant was always lasso'd or dynamite'ed.  

jerkaruso
jerkaruso

This is like Pepper's Holocaust...see because centaurs.

OP4
OP4

Bet they had some awesome cook-outs on the set.

G_SPOT_TORNADO
G_SPOT_TORNADO

....dead horses, couldnt drag me away. dead dead horses, i'll eat them someday.

TemporalGrid
TemporalGrid

Few things make me instantly sympathetic for one side of a story like learning that PETA is on the other side.

FLpro
FLpro

Bring "Luck" back..loved that show! FUCK the horses is what I say...grow some hands and feet like humans and then I'll give two fucks!!

Denseman1
Denseman1

Gawker had a funny line about PETA protesting the premiere because they are "never one to pass up an opportunity to make everything about themselves."

 

Also, I remember that 4-disc "extended edition" of Two Towers had a documentary about the horses used in the movies; the main trainer/riding stunt-double who spent hundreds of hours with all the "hero" horses wanted to buy the white Andalusian stallion ridden by Arwen for that crazy chase in the first movie. Long story short, there was a higher-up who also wanted the horse, so Viggo Mortensen out-bid the other guy and flat-out gave it to the trainer. Viggo bought Aragorn's horse; he spent hundreds of hours building trust with that horse just to do the thing where the horse sits down next to him so he climb on after almost drowning with out the horse landing on him and crushing him. 

 

Bottom line is: WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?!

Ray in Pittsburgh
Ray in Pittsburgh

Hell, it's taken so long to release they would have died of old age anyways.

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Well I hope they don't make a hobbit of it! Lololololol

heetz
heetz

well, should've known better. those orcs hadn't had anything but maggoty bread for 3 stinking days.

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

I hope besides horses, it was snakes.  I HATE snakes.

RonsCigar
RonsCigar

Were any of them Dragons? Or mythical beasts? Because then that is just CGI PETA, chillax.

Nosqatch
Nosqatch

Those weren't sinkholes, that's how you get to Middle Earth.

Denseman1
Denseman1

I used "hundred of hours" twice to bolster my point. I have the rhetorical writing skills of a microencephalic.

Goonerfan
Goonerfan

@K Dubya shit now I'm starving, hey Earl, we got any two animals and an avocado back there?