The On-Screen Animal Cruelty That Led To 'No Animals Were Harmed' Disclaimer

We're all familiar with the end credit disclaimer that says "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie." That's actually a certification awarded to films monitored by the American Humane Association.

Learn more about the history of this organization and the animal cruelty that inspired it below.

8

JESSE JAMES WAS A 1939 WESTERN FILM. JTESSE JAMES onre TurocE FONDA POWER. awlolpa MOC. SCOTT KELLY HULL HENRY SUMMERVILLE BROMBERC BRIAN DONLEW It's

7

IN THE FILM, A HORSE WAS SLID OFF A RAMP TO A 70 FOOT DROP INTO WATER. A stunt man jumped after it. The horse lived through the fall but drowned, afte

6

PUBLIC OUTCRY OVER THE SCENE WAS THE CATALYST FOR ON-SET ANIMAL TREATMENT OVERSIGHT. AMERICAN HUMANE No Animals Were Harmed No animals were harmed

5

WHEN THE HAYS OFFICE DISBANDED IN 1966, AHA'S FILM & TV UNIT LOST ACCESS TO MANY FILM SETS. WICHAILCIMINON HEAVEN'S GATE It wasn't until 1980 filming Source: Humane Hollywood

4

THE AHA ASSERTED THAT FOUR HORSES WERE KILLED AND ONE WAS BLOWN UP ON THE SET OF HEAVEN'S GATE. ABOVE: The scene where the horse is supposedly blown u

3

THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE FILM'S ANIMAL CRUELTY RESULTED IN THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AUTHORIZING AHA OVERSIGHT AGAIN IN 1980. NO 36559 OTOs PETURE ASSOCSource: TCM

2

EVEN WITH AHA OVERSIGHT, THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE ALLEGED ON-SET ANIMAL ABUSES. FOR EXAMPLE: 27 animal THE HOBBIT fatalities Chipmunk fatally FAILURE Source: Hollywood Reporter

1

CRITICS HAVE ACCUSED AHA OF BEING TOO COZY WITH ENTERTAINMENT INSIDERS... BUT IS IT A PROBLEM? MUTT Is AHA too lenient? Was a chipmunk's life worth Fa

To turn on reply notifications, click here

55 Comments

Load Comments