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PETA Says Luck Ran Out For Luck

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Talk about beating a dead horse. (Pun intended.)

Even though Luck has been cancelled, PETA hasn't let up on the horse-killing show.

They've just released an ad condemning the show and calling out

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HBO's Luck Throws Itself A Wake

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It seems that most people (and horses we're sure) are happy that HBO's series Luck has been canceled.

Though there are those that mourn the shows loss… mainly the cast and crew.

So the director, Michael Mann, executive producer David Milch and Dustin Hoffman are having a "wake" for the show at

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HBO Cancels Luck After Third Horse Death

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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.

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HBO Defends Accidental Horse Deaths

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On the set of the HBO series Luck, two horses were injured and euthanized on set during racing sequences.

Sad.

So naturally they've come under fire from PETA.

They said in a statement:

"From the very outset of this project, the safety of the animals was of paramount concern to us. Recent assertions of lax attitudes or negligence could not be further from the truth.

We partnered early on with American Humane Association, who is the only mandated authority in the industry, and we work very closely with the AHA and racing industry experts to implement safety protocols that go above and beyond typical film and TV industry standards and practices."

They wanted to make sure it was known that every precaution was taken and these were truly just accidents.

The statement continued:

"For example, pre-race exams are performed by a California Horse Racing Board certified veterinarian, and radiographs are taken of the legs of all horses being considered for use in any simulated racing sequences.

Everyone associated with Luck cares deeply about the well-being of the horses who are so much a part of the heart and soul of the production."

We believe that they did all they could for the horses safety but these accidents still happened for a reason and we hope they find out why so that this never happens again.

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PETA Upset After Two Horses Died While Filming HBO's Luck

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HBO's new show, Luck, is about the world beneath horse racing.

During the filming of short race scenes, two horses have died on separate occasions.

So even though the American Humane Association was on set, monitoring the animals, there will be no "No animals were harmed during the filming of this program" stamp of approval from the AHA in the credits.

PETA said:

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New Dustin Hoffman series Luck

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Luck is a new series premiering on HBO, starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.

The show is mainly about horse race gambling, and Hoffman plays a mobster recently released from prison, trying to get back into the horse action.

Check out the above video for the teaser trailer.

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