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Flicka (2006)

During the filming of this family film about a young girl and her relationship with her favourite horse, two horses were killed. One was put to sleep after breaking its leg, another broke its neck after it tripped on a rope while running. The American Humane Association classified the deaths as ‘unpreventable accidents,’ but as with Snow Dogs, the heartwarming film is tarnished by the making of the movie.

9 shocking movies that killed animals

Sam Ashurst

Following an apology from its creators, silly comedy Show Dogs is being edited as we speak, to remove a controversial sequence in which a joke about a dog being inspected during a dog show has been compared to child abuse.

But some movies have done far worse – they feature real-life animal harm, resulting in tragic deaths. While we’re glad Show Dogs is being fixed, it’s too late to safe the stars of the following films.

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