No animals were harmed during this blog

I was wondering something this evening. In some movies, toward the end of the credits, there is a notice that “No animals were harmed during the filming of this movie.” With all of the animals used in movies, however, there is bound to be some kind of accident. I mean, a horse might sprain an ankle, a dog might break a leg. Not intentionally, of course, purely by accident.

But if an animal is harmed, what then? Do the credits read: “One animal harmed during the filming of this movie”? Has anyone out there ever seen credits that indicated that animals were, in fact, harmed?

You’ve got to wonder.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.