Written by Michelle Kretzer
PETA just filed formal complaints about horse abuse and neglect on the
set of the HBO show Luck, we've placed this
graphic ad in the Los Angeles Times:
Image:(c) iStockphoto.com/Eric Isselee
all other animals, horses don't want to be "actors," and they are often subjected to stressful and
dangerous situations during the production of films, ads, and TV
shows. The American Humane Association (AHA), the organization responsible for overseeing how animals
are cared for on the set, is funded by the Screen Actors Guild—part of the same
industry that it monitors. The AHA rarely, if ever, files formal complaints
when animals are abused.
We hope our ad encourages producers and directors to protect
horses by calling, "Cut!" on using them in films and television.
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