People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is investigating the deaths of two horses on the set of Luck, HBO’s acclaimed new series about thoroughbred racing. According to the American Humane Association, which monitors the horses on set, two horses were severely injured and consequently euthanized, prompting outrage from PETA, which questioned why HBO and AHA failed to implement proper safety protocol prior to beginning production. PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo has announced her organization’s intention to investigate the matter, saying, “Horses breakdown for a reason, and often it has to do with the condition they’re in at the time they’re put on the track. So we want to know: Who were these horses that died?”
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