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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34 Comments

  1. K Dubya

    November 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    That’s nothing, at least two animals  and an avocado died to make the turkey club I had for lunch today.

    • Gunner

      November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

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

  2. Nosqatch

    November 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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

  3. RonsCigar

    November 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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

    • Greatly Fatigued

      November 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      @RonsCigar Yes, and Ent died in a brush fire.

    • shizz

      November 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

      @RonsCigar
       But how many were centaurs? Save the peppers!

  4. Pool Keepers Son

    November 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Fez is only 26 animals behind

  5. Narc Zito

    November 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

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

  6. heetz

    November 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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

  7. jerkstoresean

    November 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

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

  8. Ray in Pittsburgh

    November 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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

  9. michael kagan24

    November 20, 2012 at 4:23 am

    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?!

    • michael kagan24

      November 20, 2012 at 4:26 am

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

      • Guilty Bystander

        November 20, 2012 at 4:40 am

        @michael kagan24 Then you’re way ahead of the rest of us!

  10. FLprodivider66

    November 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

    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!!

  11. TemporalGrid

    November 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

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

    • CryBaby1

      November 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

      @TemporalGrid
      I feel the same way about Gloria Allred.

  12. the jerm

    November 20, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Was Fez at this farm?

  13. Scott_Chandwater

    November 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

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

  14. OP4

    November 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

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

  15. jerkaruso

    November 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

    This is like Pepper’s Holocaust…see because centaurs.

  16. OllieInChicago

    November 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

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

  17. galactictraveler

    November 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    They sure are RINGing up some numbers !

  18. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

    It’s a fucking animal people…

  19. John in va

    November 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

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

  20. Rorschach7

    November 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Turns out none of this was true.

  21. cartermnyc

    November 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

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

  22. Ziggy Stardust

    November 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I thought they died of boredom?

  23. bmqq316

    November 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    That’s weird…Lord of the Rings is where Sean Astin’s career died…coincidence?

    • K Dubya

      November 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      @bmqq316 Let’s be honest it’s not like anyone was beating a path to his door before LOTR

      • ecupirate

        November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        @K Dubya  @bmqq316 i wish my career could die after making all that money

      • bmqq316

        November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        @ecupirate  @K Dubya Your right about that…he had to have made some bank on that one.

  24. The RandF Workhorse

    November 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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

  25. AmericanFirst

    November 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Now we know what midgets eat, I mean Hobbits!