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    Default PETA Are Investigating A Third Race Horse Death On The Set Of HBO’s Luck

    PETAAreInvestigatingAThirdRaceHorseDeathOnTheSetOfHBOsLuck



    Posted on Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:30AM

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    By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter

    Horse loving viewers of HBO’s latest original series, Luck, were left reeling when a fictional horse was put down in the first episode of the show and were distraught to discover two real [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue ! important]life[/COLOR][/COLOR] race horses died during filming, and now RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that there may have been a third four-legged victim on set.
    “There has been at least two confirmed deaths of horses on the set, and there may have been a third death that it is not yet substantiated,” Kathy Guillermo, Vice President with PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals), told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview on Monday.


    “We were told that during the filming of two racing sequences, that two horses broke down probably with broken legs and then were euthanized,” Guillermo explained, adding that although they have asked for more details, HBO has yet to answer many of their questions.
    “This is fiction, but for the horses it is real and it is deadly,” she stressed.


    According to a statement from the network behind the drama, which stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, and is filmed at Santa Anita Racetrack near Los Angeles, the deaths occurred in two separate incidents in 2010 and 2011.
    "From the very outset of this [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]project[/COLOR][/COLOR], the safety of the animals was of paramount concern to us," HBO said in a statement to the AP last week. "Recent assertions of lax attitudes or negligence could not be further from the truth."


    However, news of a third possible death among the 50 horses used in the filming has outraged PETA, who are demanding an investigation and the release of vets’ records and autopsy results.
    “We want to know who these horses were,” explained Guillermo. “We have heard that they were former racehorses,” in which case they may have been too old to run at the speeds demanded by production.


    “We want to look at their racing history and find out their background.
    “They said they ran the horses no more than three times a day with rest breaks in between. What happened in those rest breaks? If they weren't cooled down that could be more dangerous then not resting them at all.”


    HBO claims that it worked in partnership with the American Humane Association and racing industry experts "to implement safety protocols that go above and beyond typical film and TV industry standards and practices."
    After the second horse’s death, filming was temporarily halted until new protocols were put in place, including a second veterinarian to perform "soundness" checks on each horse and taking X-rays of all horse's legs for any problems that could prevent a horse being used in race sequences.


    “Thoroughbreds used for Luck run for shorter distances than in an actual race, with stunt horses and computer-generated special effects added to help bolster the completed scene,” said Karen Rosa, the AHA [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]unit's[/COLOR][/COLOR] senior vice president.
    With thousands of animals used in film and TV production every year, PETA say it is not acceptable for 6 percent of the equestrian cast of Luck to have been killed.


    For instance, in Oscar-nominated War Horse: “No horses died, it was a safe set,” explained Guillermo. “Neither were there deaths in Seabiscuit and Secretariat, which were both centered around the racing world.
    “I suspect this tragedy has to do with the condition the horses were in, which we’re continuing to investigate.”


    PETA Are Investigating A Third Race Horse Death On The Set Of HBO

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    Poor horses had to die for such a shitty show.

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    PETA is actually doing something more than just getting some z-list pornstars getting naked for stupid ads?

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    Another horse is dead for this piece of shit show. Looks like HBO is canning it.

    HBO cancels 'Luck' after third horse dies during production - NY Daily News

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    'Luck' Director Blames TMZ for Killing Show

    Director Michael Mann straight up LIED to the cast and crew of "Luck" yesterday ... insisting the reason the show got cancelled is because TMZ "unfairly spun" the story about a THIRD horse dying on set.

    Sorry Michael ... no spin here.

    Mann and producer David Milch addressed the staff right after HBO pulled the plug on the show yesterday ... and explained, "If you take a look at the media coverage that has been spun unfairly. If you saw the media coverage ... It's TMZ and everybody else."

    Let's take a look at the facts ...

    -- THREE horses died on their watch. No spin.
    -- Horse #3 was euthanized on the set ... and production continued a few hours later
    -- Publicist Karen Jones initially LIED to TMZ about the story ... in an effort to stall us from publishing.

    Bottom line -- if the horses were alive, the show MIGHT still be on the air.
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    Thats terrible. Fuck HBO.
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    Fuck that, there's no excuse for 3 horses dying on their watch. I saw on tv this morning that one died of head trauma and the other 2 had to be put down after breaking their legs filming. That's bullshit.

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    WTF were they doing to the horses that even ONE died? Horses don't die from running. DIAFF horse-murderers!!
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    This is the same PETA? Right?

    PETAShocker:95%OfAnimalsInItsShelterArePutDown

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    Posted on Feb 26, 2012 @ 04:17PM print it send it

    By Radar Staff
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is being charged with being anything but ethical in how it handles the dogs and cats that come into its very own shelter in Norfolk, Virginia.
    Stunning documents from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, indicate that PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year while placing just 24 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 27,751 pets have died at the organization's Norfolk headquarters, or a shocking 37 a week.
    The government report was published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request.
    PHOTOS: Puppy Love: Stars and Their Dogs
    PETA spokesperson Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller “most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable.”
    She added that dogs and cats are only euthanized because of “injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.”
    PETA is famous for its anti-fur campaign which has featured celebs like Pamela Anderson and Eva Mendes.




    PETA 'killed more than 95 per cent of adoptable dogs and cats in its care last year' shocking new report says


    • In 2011, government report obtained by nonprofit organization claims 1,911 animals killed
    • Only 34 adopted in same time span

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    UPDATED: 18:50, 26 February 2012


    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new report states.
    The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA - which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone.
    The records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998.

    Slumdogs: More than 1,900 cats, dogs, and other animals were put down at the Norfolk, Virginia PETA shelter last year alone, a report says



    Only 3,159 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were adopted in that time.
    Records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture obtained through public records by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show figures that are quite contrary to PETA’s mission.
    Records from 2011 alone state that of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted.
    The remaining 1,911 were put down, the report states.


    ‘PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,’ CCF executive director Rick Berman said. ‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’The organization also runs the website PETAkillsanimals.com, which details their claims into the organisation’s seemingly shady operations.
    More than 4 million animals are killed annually at shelters across the nation, citing unsustainable cost of caring for unwanted creatures and space limitations.


    Have a heart: People across the globe support PETA and their animal rights activism, as demonstrated by two topless women in Ireland over Valentine's Day


    PETA said in an April 2011 interview with Newsweek that the ‘no-kill’ policy simply wasn’t possible. ‘We would rather offer these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold for research,’ Daphna Nachminovitch told the magazine.
    'Despite its $37.4million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.'
    -Centre for Consumer Freedom Report

    However, humane societies in Nevada have successfully run ‘no-kill’ shelters. Bonney Brown, who is executive director of the Nevada Humane Society told Newsweek that with the help of more volunteers, 2007 became their first no-kill year.
    PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller via email that most animals that fall into the Norfolk centre’s care are ‘somehow unadoptable.’
    While she did not dispute the claims, she qualified that many animals were killed because of ‘injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.’
    The report by CCF implies that laziness, and not a lack of funding or volunteers, is to blame for the death rate.
    The report states: ‘Despite its $37.4million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.’


    This is the same PETA that transports animals without water & food? Right?


    Horses breaking legs on set is not right, but great deflection from PETA the week that these reports were released.
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    Unless by racing they mean STEEPLECHASING - the worst of horse racing and still practised in two Australian states - then this is a high mortality rate.


    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    'Luck' Director Blames TMZ for Killing Show

    Director Michael Mann straight up LIED to the cast and crew of "Luck" yesterday ... insisting the reason the show got cancelled is because TMZ "unfairly spun" the story about a THIRD horse dying on set.

    Sorry Michael ... no spin here.

    Let's take a look at the facts ...

    -- THREE horses died on their watch. No spin.
    -- Horse #3 was euthanized on the set ... and production continued a few hours later
    -- Publicist Karen Jones initially LIED to TMZ about the story ... in an effort to stall us from publishing.

    That's interesting.




    HBO's horseracing series "Luck" was canceled after a third thoroughbred died during production of the drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, the channel said Wednesday.


    HBO cancelled horse racing series "Luck" on Wednesday, a day after a third horse died during the production of the series that starred Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.
    "Luck," about the seedier side of racing, will air the final two episodes of its first season now in progress, HBO said. But the series won't return for the second season that began production last month, it said.
    "While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future," the channel said. "Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision."
    The move was made with David Milch, the show's creator, and Michael Mann, his fellow executive producer on the drama that brought film actor Hoffman to series TV. It was a high-profile project for the premium channel that stakes its reputation on such fare.
    HBO said it was "immensely proud" of the series and those involved in it, and the producers said in a joint statement that they "loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers."
    Retired jockey Gary Stevens, who co-stars on "Luck" and was in the racehorse movie "Seabiscuit," tweeted his support to the HBO series: "So bummed. Peace out to all my family in (hash)luck."
    The American Humane Association, which oversees animal welfare on Hollywood productions, said that in light of the three deaths "this is arguably the best decision HBO could have made."
    The group said it will work with HBO to ensure that horses used on "Luck" are "retired properly."
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had been sharply critical of the production, welcomed the cancellation and offered advice to HBO and the producers if they decide to resume it.
    "PETA will be calling on them, as we have done from the start, to use stock racing footage instead of endangering horses for entertainment purposes," the group said in a statement.
    On Tuesday, a horse was injured and euthanized at Santa Anita Park racetrack, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with the animals after the American Humane Association issued an immediate demand "that all production involving horses shut down" pending an investigation.
    The animal was being led to a stable by a groom when it reared and fell back, suffering a head injury, according to HBO.
    The horse was euthanized at the track in suburban Arcadia.
    During season-one filming in 2010 and 2011, two horses were hurt during racing scenes and euthanized. HBO defended its treatment of the animals, saying it's worked with the humane association and racing industry experts to implement safety protocols that exceed film and TV industry standards.
    The humane association had called for a production halt at Santa Anita after the second horse's death. Racing resumed after new protocols were put in place and proved effective, Karen Rosa, the AHA unit's senior vice president, said in February.
    On Tuesday, Dr. Gary Beck, a California Horse Racing Board veterinarian, said he had just examined the horse as part of routine health and safety procedures before it was to race later in the day. The horse passed the inspection, the AHA said.
    When the horse was injured, an attending veterinarian determined that euthanasia was appropriate, he said.
    Dr. Rick Arthur, medical director of the state racing board, said such injuries occur in stable areas every year and are more common than thought. A necropsy will be conducted, he said, which is routine with all fatalities at racing board enclosures.
    The necropsy and toxicology testing will be done despite the show's cancellation, the board said.
    The first two horse deaths drew criticism from PETA, which said that safety guidelines used in filming failed to prevent the deaths "so clearly they were inadequate."
    Kathy Guillermo, a PETA vice president, said at the time the group didn't consider the matter closed.
    "Racing itself is dangerous enough. This is a fictional representation of something and horses are still dying, and that to me is outrageous," she said.
    On Tuesday, Guillermo said PETA sent complaints about "Luck" to Arcadia police and an animal humane society in nearby Pasadena.
    source: http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/201...ing_serie.html

    I wish PETA would shut up; I adore animals and support animal rights, but that PETA group has so long crossed the "harpy" line that they make you want to eat meat just to piss 'em off.
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