‘Hobbit’ Director Peter Jackson Denies Animal-Abuse Accusations
Director Peter Jackson and the production team behind “The Hobbit” trilogy have spoken out against the claims leveled at them by a number of former animal wranglers who worked on the film. The accusations, which surfaced Monday, stated that negligence and poor facility maintenance led to the deaths of 27 animals on the New Zealand set of the fantasy epic.
Now, an official statement from Jackson and the production, including actor Jed Brophy, who plays the dwarf Nori in the film, has appeared on the director’s Facebook page. While the team does not deny that the deaths of some animals,…
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