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No cruelty involved,
This review is from: Snow Buddies (DVD)
I think people need to be aware that the American Humane Society WAS present during the filming of this movie and none of the animals were treated inhumanely. The same person who wrote one of the Amazon reviews also wrote the same review at several other sites and is spouting misinformation.
That being said, the movie is adorable, my child loved it. He's a fan of dogs and of dog sledding and he enjoyed every bit of it!
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2008 11:43:08 AM PST
Aidan Long says:
The reason the AHA was present on the set of "Snow Buddies" is because five puppies died on location, six others fell ill, 28 puppies were treated for parvovirus exposure, 30 puppies were removed from the set when 15 fell critically ill and 3 had to be euthanized. The next 30 they brought in to replace the first group were exposed to the virus as well. Additionally, 25 puppies under 8 weeks old were illegally exported to Canada.The AHA investigation on the illegal transports is still ongoing. All these inhumanites could have been prevented. This information is in the Newsroom Press Releases on the AHA website. Although the film crew was very cooperative and suspended filming until it it had met all the AHA's requests, it is understandably incorrect to say there was "no cruelty involved."
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2008 7:51:11 AM PST
Eli Baker says:
Thank you for this information, but there has not been an update to the so-called investigation since March 2007. Getting a "stamp of approval" from the American Humane Society (AHS) is worse than nothing. The AHS is simply a movie industry controlled ploy to fool vulnerable people into thinking the conditions are safe for the animals: the AHS is acting on BEHALF of the industry to protect the industry; it is not acting on behalf of protecting the animals. That is why they GET FILM CREDIT at the end of the movie. The one who pays the piper calls the tune.
I suspect the outcry against the cruelty to these puppies that the AHS had to preserve some illusion of protecting them and supposedly "launched an investigation." I won't buy this movie. How sad for innocent pups to be exploited so cruelly and then call it entertainment. It is laughable to congratulate the movie company for their behavior. They stopped production? Well, duh. It's hardly "family entertainment" to film dead and dying puppies.
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