A Dog’s Purpose?

There is a film coming up this year called A Dog’s Purpose. When films with animals are made, they are done with people there to make sure the animals are not harmed or distressed in any way.

Do they mean physical harm or mental harm? Some film-makers will force their animals to do something they don’t want to. Some animals are put into a distressed position and forced to do something they are scared of.

Would we do that with a child? Would we force a five or six-year-old to do something they were terrified of?

Why do some film-makers think it is okay to do it to the animals. Then say no animal was harmed because no limbs broke. That animal may well be terrified of the position it was put in, and not go anywhere near that again, or even wet itself because of the terror it faced.

No animal should be harmed mentally or physically when put in a film. Use CGI if necessary. There are companies who can do that.


A Couple Of Odds

As I said in an earlier post, there is a host of A-List stars having come to the town I live in, and have been about 300 meters from my house (up the cliff and beyond). Chris Pine (Star Trek / Star Trek Into Darkness), Anna Kendrick (Twilight Saga / Pitch Perfect), Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau / The Devil Wears Prada), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady / The Devil Wears Prada) as well as many other actors and actresses with Johnny Depp due to arrive next month. Well, I was out, taking my daughter to the doctor and I looked up at the castle, and noticed that the flag had been changed. It was neither the English Heritage, or the Union Flag. I took a photo, so this is a sneak peek at the flag that will be in the film “Into The Woods” that will be released Christmas next year.

Also, a C-130H Hercules kept flying back and forth, so I decided to use the long lens to take a photo.

Castle Hercules