November 25, 2013

American Humane Association Covered Up Movie Animal Abuses

The American Humane Association, most recognized for monitoring animal safety in movies, has been exposed covering up horrible abuses and animal fatalities during filming:

A THR investigation has found that, unbeknownst to the public, these incidents on Hollywood’s most prominent productions are but two of the troubling cases of animal injury and death that directly call into question the 136-year-old Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit’s assertion that “No Animals Were Harmed” on productions it monitors. Alarmingly, it turns out that audiences reassured by the organization's famous disclaimer should not necessarily assume it is true. In fact, the AHA has awarded its "No Animals Were Harmed" credit to films and TV shows on which animals were injured during production. It justifies this on the grounds that the animals weren't intentionally harmed or the incidents occurred while cameras weren't rolling.

Believe what you will about killing animals for food or for survival. But animals should never be harmed for entertainment.

By DMartyr at 01:55 PM | Comments |