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Farm Animal Deaths Reported During Filming of The Hobbit

It seems that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is not an eco-friendly movie after all.  After a successful box office hit with The Lord of the Rings trilogy movies, he decided it was time for his next creation The Hobbit.

Well, The Hobbit is certainly not a hit with the animals as animal wranglers involved in making of the film reported the death of 27 animals during the production process.

Now, no one can interfere with another man’s right to make films but if it means harming another fellow being, then the production has a problem. They say the animals were kept in a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other death traps.

Although, The American Humane Association reports that no animals were harmed during the actual filming, the wranglers would like to disagree.

Apparently, the animal wranglers were hired to take care of the animals and they are now revealing that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep had to live in horrific conditions that led to their death. They lived in deplorable conditions filled with all sorts of death traps like sinkholes and broken fences.

Even though the American Humane Association monitored their treatment throughout the process, they were unable to notice the signs and clues leading to the crime. It may be because the monitoring was in place only during filming.

PETA will be protesting the incident at the premiere in New Zealand, the US and the UK.

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