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Peter Jackson and the producers of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hit back at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Monday night, slamming the animal rights group of disseminating unvetted accusations that as many as 27 animals associated with the production died. "The production regrets that PETA has chosen to make such a serious accusation, which has distressed many of the dedicated Kiwis who worked with animals on the films -- including trainers, wranglers, care-givers, farm workers and animal health care professionals -- without properly vetting the source from »

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