Should animal-actors have roles in films/movies?
People are concerned about the treatment of animals in film, both on camera and behind the scenes. Animals have always had roles in our best movies. Although, their safety is put at risk when we film movies with them, since not all Hollywood productions meet the high standards of keeping animals safe onset, according to “Beasts of Burden” in TFK. It’s awful to even think that animals are in pain just for our entertainment. So, animals shouldn’t be having roles in films/movies.
Animals have been part of Hollywood since film’s early days. We have been amused and entertained with our wild animals taking place in films. Sadly, the animals might not be so happy, after all. They don’t have a voice and cannot speak our language. If they don’t want to participate in films, they can’t tell us. We take it on ourselves to make their decision, which is wrong! According to Joyce Tischler of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, she says “there is nothing good for them in entertainment”. This is absolutely correct; why do the animals that are wild have to be playing roles in movies and not being free? This is only one fact which proves that animals shouldn’t be having roles in films/movies.
Another reason that animals shouldn’t be working in films is that, according to “Beasts of Burden”, many animal-rights advocates believe that pushing a wild animal to behave in a certain way at a certain time is unnatural, stressful, and potentially dangerous for the animal. This means an animal can be stressed out and because of this have health problems, or even die! According to the "LA Times", there was a death of the three horses being used for filming "Luck". There were other 2 horses who had died both in devastating ways. The animal welfare advocates say racehorses never should run twice in one day, no matter the distance. The director, on the other hand, says that only bad luck lead to the deaths, but actually was the...