When an animal dies in a movie, how do they film it? It's not like they actually kill the animals? Do they just train the animals to lie there?

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    Possible duplicate of How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies? - the answers seem to cover slaughter as well as harm, and I think the American Humane Association link provided also applies in the case of death.
    – Jenayah
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 19:36
  • @Jenayah But this question is a lot more specific, and is certainly not answered there.
    – Joachim
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 20:05
  • My understanding is that it's now mostly digital effects, rendering the whole animal, but, in the past, the animals were trained (although cruelty standards, in general, are fairly recent.)
    – DukeZhou
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 20:06
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    @Joachim I don't really see how that linked question doesn't cover this one. Am I missing something? It asks about preventing hurt and dying animals, like this one.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 22:02
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    @Joachim Don't worry. ;-) It's difficult to say in general. It might very well work. What usually helps is being aware of the (possible) duplicates and adressing in the question how your's is different from them, similar to how you do in your comment.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 11:39


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