View Full Version : "no animals were harmed in the making of this film"
12-08-2000, 03:59 PM
.. what happens when animals were harmed, (accidentally?)
do they have to say that?
what is the purpose of the message? feel-good? PETA?
12-08-2000, 04:04 PM
The purpose of this message is so that the ASPCA and other animal rights groups wont sue or jump all over the film company.
12-08-2000, 04:32 PM
IIRC, films/shows which use animals are required to have an animal protective agency on the lot.
12-08-2000, 04:52 PM
They're not required; it's just seen as good PR.
12-08-2000, 05:12 PM
Of course, my question about films with this certification is, were the crew fed vegan diets only? Otherwise, I dunno . . .
12-08-2000, 05:13 PM
How about lunch? I suspect a lot of chickens and cows have been (indirectly) harmed through the caterers for most of these films.
12-08-2000, 05:44 PM
Or what if the best boy hits a chipmunk on the way to work!
Proably something like "All violence against animals was simulated." Or, far more likly, they leave it off.
I doubt it happens often, though. Trained animals are expensive as hell, even without the ASPCA they'd probably be careful.
Though the old westerns WERE awful tough on the horses . .
"No stuntmen were harmed in the making of this film."
12-08-2000, 07:33 PM
I can't remember where I saw it (it was on TV, not in a movie) but:
"No animals were harmed in the making of this film. However, a gerbil was fondled at the wrap party."
12-08-2000, 08:01 PM
The Ox (or whatever it was) that was slaughtered in Apocalypse Now was real.
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