"No Animals Were Harmed in The Making of This Film" = BULLSHI_T

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    Mar 08, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    It turns out the tiger in the making of the movie Life of Pi almost drowned, and the American Humane Association gets paid for making this endorsement, regardless of animals being harmed. Guess we shouldn't believe in Santa Clause or the lies that non-profits [sic] tell for money.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/feature/


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    Mar 08, 2014 6:21 AM GMT
    It's sort of a little extortion racket they have going. I thought that was obvious?

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    Mar 08, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidIt's sort of a little extortion racket they have going. I thought that was obvious?



    Not to me it wasn't. This is making me ill. And pissed off.
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    Mar 08, 2014 9:11 AM GMT
    typical hypocritical Hollywood fake liberal pieces of shit
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    Mar 08, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    somersault saidtypical hypocritical Hollywood fake liberal pieces of shit


    That's not fair. There are plenty of conservative celebrity animal abusers...

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/40-celebrities-who-are-republicans

    Like Drew Carey

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    who one time fell on SpongeBob

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    or Don King

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    who's been seen stalking eagermuscle's puppies

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    or Alice Cooper

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    who stole Petey's eyeliner

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  • HottJoe

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    Mar 08, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    I'm not surprised. I always suspected this was the case. Filmmakers will sacrifice other people and animals in order to realize their vision. They justify it with Oscars, box office sales and that feeling that their potboiler movies somehow make the world a better a place...icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 08, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    This a shame icon_eek.gif
    Animal belongs in the bush ! , why humans always own everything .
    Does he give a rush of power to men or women to train them and make the animal his bitch ..Aaarrghh...
    Bloody disgusting icon_sad.gif
  • metatextual

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    Mar 09, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
    It's unfortunate that animals have been maimed or injured during filming, but human stunt doubles also suffer injury or death.

    I think this is more of a slam against the non-profit than the industry, and steps should be taken make their role more transparent.
  • Breeman

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    Mar 09, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    Pardon my ignorance but I though all those animals where CGI?
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    Mar 09, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    metatextual saidIt's unfortunate that animals have been maimed or injured during filming, but human stunt doubles also suffer injury or death.

    I think this is more of a slam against the non-profit than the industry, and steps should be taken make their role more transparent.


    If you're advocating for greater transparency and accountability from non-profits, I agree. There's nothing automatically altruistic about slapping the phrase "a non-profit organization" onto a trade name, as comparison of NPOs and for profits' payrolls will confirm. There's also a lot of concealed political fundraising going on behind many NPOs' closed doors. They should be required to open their books just as any other company, corporate or otherwise, is required to, and their employees should be reminded of the concept of volunteerism when it comes time to negotiating their salaries. If you're going to contribute to one of these outfits, make sure you know the facts on their structure and finances before you do so.
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    Mar 09, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    metatextual saidIt's unfortunate that animals have been maimed or injured during filming, but human stunt doubles also suffer injury or death.

    I think this is more of a slam against the non-profit than the industry, and steps should be taken make their role more transparent.


    My sense of this also is that the story speaks more as an indictment of the nonprofit than to the industry.

    Certainly we'd hope the industry was being as careful with animals as possible.

    But it might be a little disingenuous for the audience to deny in their participation of buying tickets, of turning on their TVs, of enjoying the entertainment, that just about any time animals are placed with humans, the animal is placed in danger.

    We know that animals which do bite humans very often are put to death, even domestic dogs. And certainly if an animal attacked a human it might get killed during the attack to save the human were it to get too aggressive. So just the interaction itself, even as safe as it might be made, places the animal in at least some jeopardy. We know that, but we watch anyway.

    So some of the complaining here. while good to keep the industry on it's toes, is a bit of a glass house.
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    Mar 09, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
    Breeman saidPardon my ignorance but I though all those animals where CGI?


    Rarely is an animal entirely CGI. They will frequently use CGI for distance and action shots but use a real animal for closeup or where CGI would be a give-away. If you read the article, the tiger for instance was also part CGI.