This Day in Death

3.13.12: Three Television Horses – DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 3:49 am March 17, 2012

Nobody’s proud of this.

 

In the wake of a horse being injured on set, HBO has ended production of Luck, a show which must only be viewable to those who successfully solve a series of ancient television riddles because this is the first I’ve heard of it. The horse suffered a head injury and was subsequently euthanized.

The American Humane Association and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had called for an inquiry into “Luck” after a horse flipped and struck its head on Tuesday and was euthanized at the determination of an veterinarian.

So all PETA did was call for an inquiry? You mean to tell me their involvement didn’t necessitate dumping buckets of baby blood on exhumed corpses or mailing eyeballs to the president or some other pointless nonsense? You’ve changed, PETA. It used to be about the half-assed shock tactics.

Alright, back on track: I admit this is sad, but it was just one horse. Is that really enough to shut down an entire tv show? It’s like the old Chinese proverb: “Sometimes you murder a horse.” It becomes truer every year.

UPDATE:

Two horses were also euthanized during the production of the first season of “Luck.”

Wait, so this was the third horse to die on set? Yeesh. Okay. Uh. Well, what do you expect from a long-running show like this? Hell, I bet The Simpsons has killed hundreds of horses, and that shit is animated.

UPDATE 2:

The show survived it’s [sic, because I’m pedantic] season 1 run but was cancelled in the last two shows, cancelling season 2.

It didn’t even make it to two seasons without three dead horses?! Are you shitting me!? Has anybody ever even seen this show? Are we positive it even existed? I’m starting to think this whole production was just an elaborate scam to avoid paying taxes on running a glue factory. It happens all the time. You don’t wanna know why they really made Roots.

 

Sources: The New York Times and Z6Mag

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02.24.12: Most of the Animals PETA is Responsible For – DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 4:59 pm February 24, 2012

On the one hand I hate that Olivia Munn endorses PETA, and also that she’s made a comfortable living off of pretending to be a nerd, thereby exploiting the insecurities of countless young people. On the other hand: Boobs. You can see the bind I’m in.

 

Look, I like animals. They have soft fur and their giant paw prints help me find my way around amusement parks and state fairs. But, like any civilized person, I hate PETA for their counterproductive measures that come off more like real-life trolling than actually trying to improve the living conditions of seriously mistreated animals. Thus, I’m always up for tossing a metaphorical rock at them and then hiding behind a dumpster. Unfortunately this story is coming from some right-wing rag and is stuffed with a painfully transparent amount of bias, but this site isn’t about parsing out political rhetoric. I don’t have the hair to pull an Edward Murrow on anybody. No, I’m just a humble man who writes a blog about death because he refuses to get a job that won’t allow him to wear a poncho every day. Where death goes, so goes this blog. So Block Quote, please pull me out of this rambling paragraph:

Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.

Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA.

In a February 16 statement, the Center said PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year, finding homes for only 24 pets.

In fairness, most of those animals were sick or otherwise considered unadoptable. In a way, death was the best option for them. So, uh… all’s well that ends well, I guess!

There’s one thing we can all agree on, though: Nobody cares what happens to the sea lamprey. Man… fuck those guys.



Source: The Daily Caller

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