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HBO's 'Luck'

No Moment of Silence

For Dead Horse

3/14/2012 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The cast and crew of HBO's "Luck" didn't miss a beat after a horse died on location today -- they just kept on shooting.

Eyewitnesses tell us ... the horse suffered a fatal injury after rearing up, falling backwards and hitting its head on the ground, breaking its neck. It was then euthanized.

We're told the crew was told to drive themselves from Santa Anita -- where the accident occurred -- to Marina del Rey to continue shooting the show.

As we reported, this is the third horse death on the series. After one of the other horse deaths, HBO stopped production, but apparently horse death has become somewhat routine on "Luck."

HBO was scrambling today after we called with information about the death, trying to delay publication of the story.

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Ann    

What the hell are they doing to these poor horses? Where are you SPCA or PETA????

933 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

Seriously, they should be investigated for animal cruelty, obviously someone does not know what they are doing working with the horses.

TMZ, making fun of it all now? Is not cool either.

933 days ago
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The Truth Hurts    

OMG a third horse dead, awful... This show is bad luck for horses... Imma cancel HBO, right after Game of Thrones.

933 days ago
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fifi    

This is sickening! Absolutely unacceptable. All the crew who stay involved with this production are sick people. Bring charges!!!

933 days ago
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Truth    

The show is really boring and Dustin Hoffman b-l-o-w-s big time. Nobody likes the show so i'm sure it will get the axe after this season. In the meantime PETA needs to investigate how the Horses are treated. TV producers are greedy f-u-k's and need to be put in their place.

933 days ago
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Defheart    

This is a travesty.Thanks TMZ for putting this out there.

933 days ago
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Max    

Where is the ASPCA?? There needs to be an investigation.

933 days ago
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Jim    

Mr. Hoffman, Since we all know no one at HBO is going to investigate why T H R E E horses have died on the set of your show, how about you taking some of your millions of dollars and hire a private firm to find out what's going on? What? I can't hear you. Are you there? Hello. Helloooo. Helloooooooooo.

933 days ago
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Bird    

They need to shut that show down, or have ASPCA on the set to monitor their activities. If 3 horses have died already, I can only imagine what they're putting other horses through right now. I have no interest in watching that show now knowing what kind of trauma those poor horses go through just to make it.

933 days ago
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Larry    

I love horses and all, but what the hell should they have done..held a memorial service?

933 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

cheese.... I MEAN GLUE!

933 days ago
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ummm?!    

Save the horses and shut the damn show down.

933 days ago
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haskel420    

so this is one of those shows where they can not have that disclaimer about No Animals were harmed in the filming of this program

933 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Doesn't surprise me. Even if one of the stars die, they'll resume asap under the GUISE of "It's what (insert dead star's name here) would have wanted. In reality it's "I wanna release this frigging thing as soon as possible & make some MONEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

933 days ago
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static    

Most TV or movie shoots that are not shot on a shoestring budget and involve animals have an American Humane Association monitor to make sure the animals are treated humanely.
It would be interesting to know if they had such a monitor.

933 days ago
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