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The Hobbit bosses in animal welfare row

The Hobbit bosses in animal welfare row

Nov 20 2012, 2:04am CST | by

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly by wranglers who worked on the trilogy.

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly. Four wranglers working on the film allege horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at a farm...

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The Hobbit bosses in animal welfare row

Nov 20 2012, 2:04am CST | by

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly by wranglers who worked on the trilogy.

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly.
Four wranglers working on the film allege horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at a farm near Wellington, New Zealand where they were housed for the movies because the facilities were filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other ''death traps.''
The crew members insist they repeatedly raised concerns about their farm with their superiors and the Warner Bros.-owned production company but the facility continued to be used.
While the American Humane Association (AHA) - which oversees the animal welfare of the films - said no animals were harmed during filming, they admit some of the deaths were ''needless and unacceptable'' but they have no power to monitor facilities where the beasts are housed and trained.
Matt Dravitki, a spokesperson for the trilogy's director, Sir Peter Jackson, acknowledged the deaths but said some where from natural causes.
However, the representative agreed that the deaths of two horses were avoidable, and said the production company moved to improve conditions after they died.
He said: ''We do know those deaths were avoidable and we took steps to make sure it didn't happen again.''
He also stressed the farm is no longer used by the company and that the director himself had adopted three of the pigs used in filming.
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are now planning protests at the New Zealand, US and UK premieres of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.
Kathy Guillermo, a senior vice president at PETA, said: ''We want to send a clear message to Hollywood that they need to be very careful when using animals and take all the precautions that need to be taken.''

 
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Bilbo is Featured on the Final Character Banner for The Hobbit

Oct 14 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

After nine days of new posters for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies we've come to the final one, and it features the character who kick-off the new posters - Martin ...
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Lee Pace's Thranduil Gets His Own The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster

Oct 13 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

A design featuring Lee Pace's Thranduil marks the eighth character poster that New Line Cinema and MGM have released for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this week. Check it out ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel Takes Aim

Oct 13 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Last week saw a slew of new character posters for Peter Jackson’s final flick in The Hobbit trilogy arrive. We’re still quite partial to the Bilbo character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, we have to give serious props to the Gandalf, Bard and Legolas one sheets. Yet today, Bilbo and his Sting have a new challenger and that is Evangeline Lilly and her Tauriel. Her character poster have arrived and we have to say this one is right up with the best of th ...
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New The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster Featuring Thorin

Oct 11 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Just when you thought they were done for the week, New Line Cinema and MGM have released another character poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies featuring Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. You can check it out below along with the five ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Legolas & Bard Posters Premiere!

Oct 10 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of a series of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies character posters (we are partial to the Gandalf poster!), today we’ve got not one, but two character posters. Warner Bros. has released the Legolas and Bard posters to further tease us to the December 17 arrival of the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. Orlando Bloom is back once again as Legolas and we’re ...
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Luke Evans' Bard Gets His Own Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Oct 10 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

This has been a busy week for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with new posters hitting every day. The latest offers a design featuring Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman and you can check it out in the player below! ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Poster: Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel Gets the Spotlight

Oct 9 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of that awesome The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf character poster and the presence of Sting in the Bilbo character poster, we’ve got another fan fave’s character poster. That’s right, we are proud to present the Cate Blanchett as Galadriel character poster in the slideshow below. Blanchett is not the only elf that is back in the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, Orlando Bloom’s Legolas is integral to the p ...
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New Poster for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES Features Gandalf!

Oct 7 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT trilogy concludes on December 17th with THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES. Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... Following the release of yesterday's poster featuring Bilbo poised for battle, Warner Bros. has released a new (probably of many - these flicks have a huge cast) character poster. This one is a close-up of a very concerned Gandalf.  As posters go, this one is terribly bland and unimag ...
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2 weeks ago

Bilbo is Ready for Battle in New The Hobbit 3 Poster

Oct 6 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Hey there, Bilbo Baggins, that’s one sharp sword you got there, brah. Martin Freeman gets to the point in a new poster for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third and last movie in Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, due out this December 17th. In the film, Bilbo and company are forced to fight a war against an armed flock of combatants and keep flying terror Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth in the process. ...
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2 weeks ago

See The First Character Poster For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Oct 6 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

The third and final film in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is busting at the seams with characters. So it was inevitable that Warner Bros. would release an avalanche of posters for each and every one. Now, it has begun. Below, see the first of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies character posters, Martin Freeman‘s Bilbo, and keep checking back for more Hobbit 3 character posters. Here’s the first character poster for ...
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