US: PeTA protest at film premiere of ‘The Hobbit’

Posted on December 7, 2012

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Today (7th December), a news item was posted on dailymail.co.uk titled ‘Liv Tyler’s endless legs steal the show at The Hobbit’s Manhattan premiere… but PETA come close with animal cruelty protest’. (PeTA is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.)

‘… [Liv Tyler] was almost upstaged herself by PETA who have vowed to protest all premieres for the film after animals had to be euthanized because the ranch they were being housed in during filming wasn’t safe.

In one incident, a pony called Rainbow ran off a bank and broke its back so had to be put to sleep.

The organisation even questions why the animals were needed for filming, given director Peter Jackson’s skill with CGI technology …

A PETA official told E! News that letting animals ‘suffer needlessly and die takes the entertainment industry a giant and disgraceful step backward.’

It is one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2012 – set to hit cinema screens a full nine years since  Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King claimed 11 Oscars and a place in movie history.

But early reviews of director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are mixed, suggesting an over long, bloated film which occasionally loses its way …’

Read the item in full, view images and video, and add your comment online at www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2244395/Liv-Tylers-endless-legs-steal-The-Hobbits-Manhattan-premiere–PETA-come-close-animal-cruelty-protest.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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