25 Nov '13, 5pm

Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood’s Nightmare of Death, Injury, and Secrecy Exposed

Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood’s Nightmare of Death, Injury, and Secrecy Exposed

Once a distinctly outsider entity, which had to fight for its right to independently monitor productions in the first place, today the AHA has transformed itself into an entrenched industry insider. The organization undeniably has improved the care and safety of animals used in Hollywood. But interviews with six AHA employees and an extensive review of internal AHA documents, including incident logs, emails, meeting minutes, audit assessments and more, strongly suggest that the organization's fundamental work -- protecting animals through credibly neutral on-set oversight -- today is inadequate. These employees allege, and available AHA internal evidence supports their claims, that the organization distorts its film ratings, downplays or fails to publicly acknowledge harmful incidents and sometimes doesn't seriously pursue investigations. The AHA staffers agreed to speak b...

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