We previously mentioned that a third horse died on the set of HBO's new series Luck.
Well now they've shut down all future production of the show.
And PETA sure is pleased.
PETA released a statement:
"Knowing that old, unfit, and drugged horses were forced to race for this series, PETA is glad that HBO has finally decided to cancel the show. We thank the whistleblowers who refused to let these horses' deaths go unnoticed.
Should Milch, Mann and HBO decide to start the series up again, PETA will be calling on them, as we have done from the start, to use stock racing footage instead of endangering horses for entertainment purposes.
PETA has called on law enforcement to investigate the deaths of the horses used on the set and to bring charges as appropriate."
Still clinging to their guns that they did everything they could to prevent the deaths, HBO released a statement:
"Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production - higher in fact than any protocols existing in horse racing anywhere, with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures.
While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future. Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision."
It's sad that that whole crew is now out of a job but we're glad that at least no more horses will be dying.