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Posted by Yaki-Jones Saturday, January 22, 2022

The horse that died after doing a stunt in 'The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won' was a retired racehorse

AKP STAFF

The horse that died after doing a stunt in KBS' 'The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won' was revealed to be a retired racehorse. 

On January 21st, Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) revealed the horse that died after doing a stunt in the drama was a retired racehorse via its official social media account. 

In the statement, KAWA wrote, "Please rest in peace 'Kkami'. 'Kkami' ran for human entertainment and was used as a means to human entertainment until its last breath on earth. We urge there won't be any more animals like 'Kkami' from this point forward. We hope we could progress to a society where no animals are being harmed or exploited."    

KAWA continued, "Including 'Lee Bang Won', many films and dramas have been exploiting animals as their production props. We are thus asking to immediately implement media guidelines for animal appearances across all media contents."  

As the animal abuse controversy heightened, KBS stated on January 20th, "Through this accident, KBS has confirmed that there is a problem with the method of filming the horse. We will find ways so this method of filming will not be used in the future. We will try to find a way to ensure the safety of animals at various filming locations through the advice and cooperation of related organizations and experts."

Meanwhile, KAWA sued the head producer of 'The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won' for animal abuse to the police of Seoul in Mapo district.  

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mrrreow
mrrreow4,090 pts Saturday, January 22, 2022 2
Saturday, January 22, 2022

The fact that they basically said they needed this to happen to confirm that there is a problem with this "method". They couldn't tell beforehand? Either they really don't care or they're imbeciles.

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Eunbean
Eunbean2,293 pts Saturday, January 22, 2022 2
Saturday, January 22, 2022

so they won their money of off the horse while used for racing then decided that it's fine to abuse it...Nice doing, humanity!

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These guys will apollogize, go into radio silence for a few weeks and then will rejoin the "public life" as fresh as new!

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