After a third horse required euthanization due to injury during production of HBO’s racetrack drama Luck, the network has agreed to suspend the use of horses in filming until the matter is investigated. Last month, animal-welfare activists were outraged after discovering that two horses were injured and consequently euthanized on set, an incident that prompted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to launch an investigation into the safety guidelines used during filming. Following this most recent incident, PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo says, “We will want answers on HBO’s latest casualty … Three horses have now died and all the evidence we have gathered points to sloppy oversight, the use of unfit, injured horses, and disregard for the treatment of thoroughbreds.”
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