To Protect the Innocent

No animals have been harmed in the making of this picture.”

How many times have we read this at the end of a film? This is exactly as it should be, after all. Shouldn’t the innocent be protected? Shouldn’t we expect that an Industry would allow no harm to come to the innocent for the simple expedience of entertainment? In fact, most people take it for granted that this is the case.

What about the other innocents, however?
What about the children?

It is commonly believed that children are at least as well protected under the law as animals. The reality is that the regulations for protection of animals are more extensive than those for children. Look at them yourself; judge for yourself. Note, for example, that the Industry must be careful not to do anything that will affect the natural behavior of a Spider.

Who’s protecting the innocent?



Please, show me the regulations.