“Boycott The Hobbit: Unexpected Cruelty,” reads one of their banners
Following several accusations which linked the shooting of “The Hobbit” to animal abuse and animal negligence, a group of PETA protesters is now getting ready to boycott the movie's premiere in NY.These activists plan to dress up as horses and set up camp outside the Ziegfeld Theater. The official PETA website says that the signs these protesters will carry read as follows: “R.I.P.: Horses, Goats, Chickens,” and “Boycott The Hobbit: An Unexpected Cruelty.”
Moreover, PETA asks that the people coming to this movie premiere also express their complaints concerning how the animals used when making the movie were treated.
PETA's Senior Vice President, Lisa Lange, says that, “There is no 'back again' for the animals who suffered and died during The Hobbit's production.”
Furthermore, “PETA is encouraging moviegoers to let Jackson know that using live animals—and letting them die—is unacceptable in our age of breathtaking special effects.”