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.