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HBO Covered Up Luck Horse Deaths: Suit

And humane group went along with it, complaint says

(Newser) - HBO horse racing series Luck was canceled in March after at least three horses died; now, a former American Humane Association exec is suing the network and the show's producer. Barbara Casey's lawsuit hits HBO and Stewart Productions for helping cover up alleged abuse of the horses, the... More »

Luck Canceled Over Horse Deaths

Producers pull plug because they can't guarantee animal safety

(Newser) - The death of a third horse turned out to be unlucky for HBO's racing series Luck. Producers have decided to cancel the show. Officials said "with heartbreak" that they're ceasing "all future production," reports the BBC . While we "maintained the highest safety standards possible,... More »

Third Horse Killed in Luck

Animal scenes suspended again in controversial HBO series

(Newser) - A third horse in the HBO horse-racing series Luck has been put down after suffering an injury. The death has triggered suspension of horse scenes, again, over concerns about animal treatment. The humane association that oversees Hollywood productions demanded that "all production involving horses be shut down." The... More »

HBO Slammed for Horse Deaths in Luck

New series not so lucky for racers

(Newser) - Animal right activists are slamming a new TV series after two horses had to be put down after suffering injuries during filming. A PETA official said the organization "repeatedly reached out" to HBO before filming began on its horse-racing series Luck to offer safety advice but was "rebuffed.... More »

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