Despite still being in first season, HBO’s “Luck” horse-racing TV series, starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, has been having a bit of trouble keeping its horses alive. After having two of them die during production, PETA wrote a letter to LA District Attorney, asking for an investigation of the set.
No immediate action was taken, and then the very next day, a third horse died. “All the evidence we have gathered points to sloppy oversight, the use of unfit, injured horses, and disregard for the treatment of race horses,” said PETA, which is asking for filming to stop.
HBO responded by stating: “An American Humane Association Certified Safety Representative was on the premises when the accident occurred, and as always, all safety precautions were in place.”
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- ArtsBeat: Questions Raised After Third Horse Dies on HBO’s ‘Luck’ (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Animal Safety Concerns Cause Cancellation of HBO’s ‘Luck’ (slashfilm.com)
- Bad Luck? Third Horse Dies on Set of HBO Show (eonline.com)
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- PETA to HBO — The Blood of The ‘Luck’ Horses is On Your Hands (tmz.com)
- Bad ‘Luck’: Another Horse Dies On Set Of The HBO Drama (huffingtonpost.com)
- HBO cancels ‘Luck’ after third horse dies (insidetv.ew.com)