Nov 28

The Hobbit is part of the Lord of the Rings films, set before any of the films that have been released so far.

The filming is taking place in New Zealand, where the animals they need for it are kept at a farm close by; 150 animals that is. None of the animals were killed during the filming process however, horses, goats, chickens and a sheep have died whilst the film is being made – some of which have been deaths from natural causes.

The spokesman, Matt Dravitzki, did say that the death of 2 of the horses could have been avoidable therefore they have taken extra precautions to make sure nothing of this sort continues. The American Humane Association have been overlooking the animal welfare.

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