Effects Of Animal Abuse In The Film Industry

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Animal Abuse In The Film Industry
Most humans are fascinated by animals and that is one of the driving forces for why they are in so many films. For years there have been allegations against certain film companies, like Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, accusing them of animal abuse in film production. In movies and productions like Flicka, We Bought a Zoo and Speed Racer there have been similar accusations. Sometimes these accusations have fatal results. Due to inadequate living conditions on the set of Zookeeper a giraffe died because it ate a piece of tarp that covered its cage. This leads us to the effects of animal exploitation in the film industry.

Animals abused in the film industry
Plenty of movies and TV shows have animals in them. They look happy for the camera but what happens out of sight is the problem. For domesticated animals, the living conditions after filming are inadequate. In the case of wild animals, especially tigers, bears and lions, the trainer that is out of sight has often beaten and psychologically abused them. (Animal Actors, Command Performances) Most of the time these animals are not handled and provided with the proper care they need to live a full life. The American Humane Association (AHA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are organizations that monitor activity on film sets. They set guidelines and report abuses ranging from proper shelter, veterinary care, training methods, food

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