The Last Animals shines a light on a worldwide wildlife crisis — the poaching of elephants and rhinos for his or her ivory and horns, decimating their populations to the point of near extinction. The movie follows conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and legal networks to guard elephants and rhinos from extinction.
As Anjelica Huston factors out within the video above, there’s nothing glamorous about showbiz for animals, and animal abuse in movies isn’t uncommon. These animals are then compelled to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, disadvantaged of everything that is natural and necessary to them. And yet, the AHA actively defends using animal ‘actors’ in film and television productions regardless of expert testament indicating that “most wild animals can’t be skilled for entertainment without subjecting them to physical abuse.” based on PETA. But what about ‘animal actors’ in movies, like Every Which Way But Loose (that includes an orangutan) or Water for Elephants (with an elephant ‘star’)? Well, you’ll be saddened to learn that these animals bear what’s basically torture in order to be able to ‘act’.
Despite the large adventures that the pets get into on their epic journey, their training was surprisingly easy. The cats were taught to run in direction of a buzzer (in anticipation of a treat) and to react to a buzzer sound on the dogs’ collars when they were required to interact with each other, for instance. Zootopia filmmakers had been impressed by the raw emotionality … Read More