20 November 2012 2:32 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

I’ve received a fuller statement from Peter Jackson and The Hobbit‘s production team regarding those animal cruelty allegations. This is what’s posting on Jackson’s Facebook page: From Peter Jackson & Producers Of The Hobbit The Hobbit production has always instituted swift and immediate investigations in to any concerns of any kind over the treatment of animals under its care. A prompt and thorough investigation into the recent unsubstantiated allegations by the American organisation, PETA, in to the ‘hobbling’ of a horse during the making of The Hobbit was undertaken. No evidence of such a practice was found to have occurred at any time. Further, the production contacted the owner of the horse concerned who provided the following statement: “I am 100% happy with the return of Shanghai and his condition. In the term that he was leased he was picked up and returned to me two times. On »


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