'Life of Pi' set monitor resigns after animal maltreatment expose

Nov 28, 2013, 23:45 IST | ANI

The on-set animal monitor for the movie 'The Life of Pi', Gina Johnson has resigned from American Humane Association after a report which exposed widespread unsafe practices with animals on Hollywood sets.

A Hollywood Reporter bombshell had exposed an email in which she had admitted that a tiger “damn near drowned” while shooting one scene.

'Life of Pi'
‘Life of Pi’. Pic/Santa Banta

The investigation called into question the association''s practices on dozens of other sets, the New York Daily News reported.

The association responded to them, claiming that the report distorts the work and record of a respected nonprofit organization that has kept millions of animal actors safe on sets around the world for more than 70 years.

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