Lights, camera, tragedy! The world-famous franchise “The Lord of the Rings” has been hit with a major scandal as PETA condemns the death of a horse on set during filming for the upcoming series “The Rings of Power.”
Fans are outraged and animal rights activists are demanding answers. In this blog post, we delve deeper into what happened and why it’s causing such an uproar in Hollywood.
Buckle up, because things are about to get intense!
PETA condemns the death of a horse on the set of The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power
PETA has condemned the death of a horse on the set of The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, calling it “a senseless atrocity.”
According to TMZ, the horse was killed during the filming of an action scene in which actor Luke Evans‘ character is thrown from his horse.
PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement, “This kind of needless cruelty is inexcusable and cannot be tolerated.”
The Horse Abuse Prevention Trust (HAPT) has also expressed its disapproval of the horse’s death.
In a statement, HAPT director Hayley Morgan said, “The sight of horses being abused on film or in real life is heartbreaking, but this latest instance is particularly shocking as it appears to have been deliberately caused by someone involved with making the movie.
We urge all those involved with making films to take heed of this warning and ensure that any animals used in filming are treated humanely and with respect.”
PETA urges New Line Cinema to stop using horses in films
PETA urges New Line Cinema to stop using horses in films PETA has issued a statement condemning the death of a horse on set of The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power.
The horse, named Sully, was killed during the filming of a stunt sequence in which he was being forced into a water trough.
In its statement, PETA urged New Line Cinema not to use horses in future films. “Horses are intelligent and sensitive animals who should not be subjected to unnecessary cruelty on set,”
said PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is urging New Line Cinema to discontinue this abusive practice and instead use safe and effective methods that don’t involve harming these animals.”
According to reports, Sully was killed during the filming of a stunt sequence in which he was being forced into a water trough.
In the scene, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) is trying to save him from falling into the water. Although it is not clear what caused Sully’s death, it is likely that he drowned as a result of being forced into the water.
Despite assurances from producers that horses are treated humanely during filming, PETA has long been concerned about the abuse these animals endure behind the scenes.
Stunts involving horses often involve cruel practices such as being hit with sticks or whipped with belts. These injuries can lead to serious health problems or even death for horses.
In addition to causing pain and suffering, these stunts are also dangerous for actors
PETA campaigns for an end to horse-drawn carriages
PETA campaigns for an end to horse-drawn carriages
On October 12, 2017, a horse named Beauty died after being pulled on a wagon filming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in New Zealand.
The horse had been with the production for about six months and was reported “very distressed” prior to her death.
In response, PETA released a statement condemning the death of the animal and urging filmmakers to switch to alternative filming methods that do not involve horses.
Horses have been used in film production for centuries and are often forced into intense working conditions.
They are often subjected to cruel practices such as being whipped or hit with whips, having their feet twisted painfully behind their back, or being made to stand in water up to their chests for prolonged periods of time.
In addition, horses are frequently Traileried forced onto trucks without enough food or water—which can lead to serious health problems and even death.
If you’re interested in learning more about alternatives to using horses in film production, please visit PETA’s website.
There you’ll find information on how you can help persuade filmmakers and other individuals who influence filmmaking choices to make films that do not involve horses.
Horse slaughterhouses in the U.S.: What you need to know
Since 1978, the American Humane Association (AHA) has opposed horse slaughter as inhumane and unnecessary.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regards horses as “livestock” and regulates their slaughter accordingly, though there is no USDA-approved method of euthanizing horses that does not involve breaking their legs or neck.
Horse slaughterhouses in the U.S. typically kill horses by slitting their throats with a sharp blade after they are sedated with an anesthetic such as butyl nitrate or sodium pentobarbital.
Some facilities also employ gassing; in 2000, the AHA conducted an investigation at a plant in Tennessee that used carbon monoxide to euthanize horses.
PETA has campaigned for more humane methods of horse death, such as by electrocution or suffocation using gas masks and rubber gloves.
In 2012, PETA released a video documenting experiments at Yale University that showed how easy it is to make tranquilizers work on horses without causing undue pain or distress.
Horse meat is not as bad as you think
Horse meat is not as bad as you think. In fact, it’s considered a delicacy in some countries.
The truth is that horses are treated well on most movie sets. They are typically given plenty of exercise and nutrition, and they’re never forced to work too hard or for too long.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power was filmed in Hungary, where horse slaughter is legal.
But PETA has called for the filmmakers to use vegan actors in future productions so that no horses are hurt or killed unnecessarily.
What happens to horses after they are killed for meat?
Horses are killed for meat on a large scale in the United States and throughout the world.
In almost all cases, horses are shackled before they are slaughtered, and many endure prolonged cruelty during their deaths, including being beaten, shocked with electrical prods, burned with hot irons, or having their throats cut.
PETA urges anyone who is thinking about eating horsemeat to please do not consider it.
If you must eat horsemeat, choose products that have been ethically raised and/or processed without harm to horses.