Investigation finds no animals were harmed on the set of A Dog's Purpose

2017-02-04 11:11

Cape Town – The American Humane society has released the results of an independent investigation into the treatment of animals on the set of A Dog's Purpose

The film has been shrouded in controversy since gossip website TMZ posted a minute-long video which it says was shot during production of the film.

The clip shows a German shepherd apparently terrified to get into a pool and a trainer forcing the dog into the water. (Read more here)

PETA called for a boycott of the movie and after the public outcry Universal Pictures cancelled the premiere.

In a press release by the organisation it stated that the report found that "an edited video given to the gossip site TMZ mischaracterised the events on the set."

It can also "confirm that no animals were harmed in those scenes and numerous preventative safety measures were in place."

The investigation also questioned the motives and ethics of the individual/s who waited to release the video days before the film's premiere. 

The report concluded with feedback on the dog's well-being saying a veterinary check-up was performed last week and confirms that the dog is healthy. 

Read the full release here.

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