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A minor controversy erupted over the last couple of days regarding The Hobbit production. PETA issued a statement claiming that 27 animals were mistreated and killed during the production of Peter Jackson's films. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is slated to open on December 14th, so the timing seems to be positioned to maximize impact on box office for the movie. Allegations often arise during big budget films that animals were mistreated. Jackson himself has dealt with these issues on »

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