03 Jan '17, 4pm
Lights, Camera, Slaughter - Ecorazzi
A film production company in southern Alberta recently came under investigation by American Humane after 5 bison were slaughtered in a scene depicting a buffalo hunt. In a rather confused statement, American Humane said that instead of using “already existing bison product(s) for sale as food,” the animal wrangler responsible for the scene instead arranged for the purchase and slaughter of the bison, specifically for that scene. In essence, what American Humane is saying here is that slaughtering animals on camera can potentially violate policy, while slaughtering those very same animals off camera and packaging them up as “food” is perfectly acceptable. Their issue is not that the animals were killed. Indeed, they believe slaughter to be a legitimate practice. The issue was that the slaughter violated a number of their policies that “prohibit any animal to be injured or k...