The producers of "The Hobbit" movies on Tuesday rejected allegations that animals died due to mistreatment during the making of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated Tolkien trilogy in New Zealand.
A giant Gollum creature from "The "Hobbit" movie catches a fish on the ceiling of Wellington airport on October 31, 2012. The producers of "The Hobbit" movies have rejected allegations from animal rights group PETA that animals have died during the making of the highly anticipated Tolkien trilogy in New Zealand.
Animal rights group PETA said up to 27 animals, including horses, sheep, goats and chickens, died during filming, prompting it to plan protests against the movies, the first of which has its world premiere in Wellington next week.
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