We all know that showbiz is a tough place for any actor, but it’s an even tougher one for animals. PETA recently released whistleblower reports stating that as many as 27 animals died during production of The Hobbit. This forced director Peter Jackson, his fellow producers, and production giants Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema to issue statements about the alleged abuse. But instead of coming clean and promising to improve the way that they treat animals on and off the set—or better yet, not using animals in movies at all—they chose to avoid some of the allegations and deny others.
They might just be a little slow in grasping how serious these accusations are. To help them see the light, we came up with an infographic explaining the alleged abuse that animals endured while being used for The Hobbit. Check it out!
Spread the word about this tragedy to your friends and take action to prevent cruelty to animals in movies by posting our infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter! And don’t forget that YOU can speak up by sending a message to filmmakers letting them know that hurting and killing animals for any movie is wrong.