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Harris writes: "Some of Hollywood's leading animals apparently aren't getting the red-carpet treatment."

Screenshot for the film
Screenshot for the film "Hotel for Dogs". (photo: Dreamworks)


PETA Levels Animal-Abuse Allegations at Hollywood Animal Training Firm

By Hunter Harris, Vulture

11 January 17

 

ome of Hollywood's leading animals apparently aren't getting the red-carpet treatment. After production wraps, the animals that populate leading movie and TV sets are prone to mistreatment at a specific animal facility an hour north of Hollywood, PETA alleges. The organization has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against Birds & Animals Unlimited, one of Hollywood's leading facilities for animal training and handling, accusing the company of several violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. According to PETA's complaint, which was released to The Hollywood Reporter, several animals in BAU's care have either died or been mistreated due to the company's negligence: Three pigs (including one seen in College Road Trip) were underweight with overgrown hooves, animals were inhumanely forced to lose weight for productions, and dogs (including one from Hotel for Dogs) slept outside without bedding as overnight temperatures dropped below 49 degrees. A kangaroo with a broken jaw also died after being unable to eat, PETA alleges, and BAU reportedly fabricated paperwork to cover up the animal's death. In a statement to THR, BAU countered some of the allegations and questioned the veracity of information obtained from a whistle-blower. The animal-training firm did identify one area for improvement, however: its birdcages, which PETA alleged remained uncleaned for as long as six weeks. The USDA told THR it is examining PETA's claims to make sure animals aren't being mistreated between gigs.

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0 # skylinefirepest 2017-01-11 23:25
Would that be the same peta that disposed of dead dogs they had euthanized in a dumpster in Virginia Beach a few years back?? Dogs that they hadn't even tried to place with families? Dogs that they said weren't "adoptable" in court? In other words, since when does peta give a damn about dogs or cats or other pets?
 
 
+2 # HowardMH 2017-01-12 10:49
Since they are Hollywood pets
 
 
+1 # skylinefirepest 2017-01-12 21:57
Oh come on people...at least have the decency and gumption to check it out for yourselves instead of simply red checking for something you obviously know nothing about!! Peta is NOT animal friendly as they kill about eighty percent of the animals that they take in. They apparently exist to scarf the millions of dollars that people who love dogs and cats will donate without checking to see if any pets are actually saved.
 

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