Justice for Four Bison Allegedly Killed for a Movie

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Target: Robin R. Ganzert, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Humane Association

Goal: Punish those responsible for allegedly shooting four bison to use their corpses on a film set.

Four bison were killed for use on a movie set, allege animal welfare organizations. The American Humane Association has hired an independent investigator to look into into claims that the animals were killed solely so that their corpses could be torn up and used on the set of The Soultrean. Reports say that the director of the movie, which is currently being filmed in Alberta, Canada, refused to use props instead as he wanted the hide coming off in the film.

The allegations first came from a man who works in transportation for local film shoots. He claims that when he arrived at a local ranch to transport the animals, he saw them being shot and butchered before being loaded into his vehicle. Reports say that a beef jerky company was then contracted to buy the bison meat after the corpses were no longer needed from the film. Even the owner of the ranch, John Scott, apparently admits that the animals were killed for no other purpose than to be used as film props.

With the advancement of props and computer-generated imagery, there is absolutely no need to kill real animals for film purposes. Furthermore, the killing of any animal for a film is strictly prohibited by the American Humane Association. It appears that by contracting a beef jerky company to process the meat afterward, the production may be trying to get around these rules. Sign the petition below to demand that those found responsible for the deaths of these animals are punished appropriately.


Dear Ms. Ganzert,

Four bison were recently shot and butchered for use on a film set, according to reports. A man hired to transport the animals says that he saw the animals being killed before their corpses were loaded into his truck. Furthermore, the owner of the bison freely admits that they were killed for the set of the film.

Though the American Humane Association prohibits the killing of live animals for use in films, this studio may be attempting to skirt the rules by hiring a beef jerky processor to use the meat afterward. This is unacceptable and must not go unpunished. We, the undersigned, demand that those responsible are punished to the fullest extent of the law.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. marguerite white says:

    These beautiful bison are under threat as it is,no animals should be harmed and persecuted for any reasons.humans make me sick with their greed and money,I will help boycott this evil film also.

  2. you can be da*n sure I am not going to see that cruel and stupid movie!!

  3. Linda Barnett says:

    The taking of these lives is outrageous! No man has the right to take any creature’s life, and most certainly not for the selfish whims of film makers. Those responsible must receive appropriate punishment for their despicable act. There has to be justice for the four bison who were murdered.

  4. F’in ALBERTA! And F’in American ‘Humane’ Association, those LIARS!!!!! Read AAAAALLLLLL about the latter and their rampant lies here:


    Best advice – do NOT patronize & thereby create profits for ANY movie that uses ANY live animal, period!!! Those “disclaimers” are total bull***t!

  5. Carla Bond says:

    Then you can also kill some prisoners if you need dead man in a westernmovie. Hang’m high !!

  6. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Also ban him from being a film director anymore. With such a lack of respect to life he’s able to kill someone for a detective movie.

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