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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What do PETA activists do when they have termite or cockroach infestations? I'm actually totally serious... anyone know?
I always killed the horses in Red Dead Redemption. Mr. B was always shown mercy. Ant was always lasso'd or dynamite'ed.
Few things make me instantly sympathetic for one side of a story like learning that PETA is on the other side.
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!!
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?!