A news item was published this morning and then removed from the stuff web site, fortunately we have a hard copy “news clipping hobbit
AWINZ is a controversial ” charity” currently being investigated by the Society for Promotion of Community Standards inc their findings have been reported on their web site
Inquiry into The Animal Welfare Institute of New Zealand (AWINZ) – unincorporated charitable trust & registered charity
AWINZ – a registered “animal welfare” charity spends $126,850 on defamation proceedings over four years
AWINZ – registered charity – loses “approved organisation” status. Trust Deed subject of fraud allegations
Speculation is that Christine wells the wife of the founder of this charity, which shared the same name as the ” approved Organisation ” is doing all the film monitoring. she has done so in the past and from our investigations we have not been able to confirm that she has any formal qualifications as an animal welfare inspector .News items relating to the 2002 incident can be found at Towers title slammedand Towers title slammed as insult to US attack
We would welcome any information as to who the animal welfare monitors are on the set, which is probably a well guarded secret.
a further article can be found on the one ring net