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Wont be seeing A Dog's Purpose

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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http://www.fox13news.com/entertainment/229887675-story 


One of the dogs in the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose" desperately resisted shooting a risky scene, but footage shows filmmakers apparently forcing the animal into rushing water.

TMZ obtained video of a scene shot in a pool outside Winnipeg, Canada in November 2015. You can see a trainer forcibly shoving a German Shepherd -- one of at least five dogs used in the production -- into the frothing water, but the animal wanted no part of it and repeatedly clawed at the pool's edge. 

Sources connected to production tell us eight outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river. The dog eventually got in the water -- or was forced in -- but was quickly submerged.

It's unclear if the dog going under was scripted, but someone immediately yelled, "Cut it!" and handlers rushed to the animal.

LINK: Watch the video from TMZ or scroll down

We're told director Lasse Hallström was present the whole time, and at least one member of the crew was extremely disturbed by the dog's treatment during this scene.

Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures have seen the video and tell TMZ, "Fostering a safe environment and ensuring the ethical treatment of our animal actors was of the utmost importance to those involved in making this film and we will look into the circumstances surrounding this video."

by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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erin708
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:56 PM
I saw that too. So infuriating.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:57 PM
1 mom liked this
Oh FFS get over yourself.
crochetnewb
by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM


Quoting erin708: I saw that too. So infuriating.

I don't understand why they needed to force a clearly scared animal into such a situation. I would have laughed if it was reported that the person responsible got bit.

E.Treis
by Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM
I will not be seeing it either.

I am an ethical vegan. I do not give my money to any business that contributes to animal cruelty. If it turns out that the movie was not doing what the clip implies it was, then I will see it, but I will not be giving it my money until then.

Guilty until proven innocent.
crochetnewb
by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:04 PM


Quoting E.Treis: I will not be seeing it either. I am an ethical vegan. I do not give my money to any business that contributes to animal cruelty. If it turns out that the movie was not doing what the clip implies it was, then I will see it, but I will not be giving it my money until then. Guilty until proven innocent.

There's video on TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/18/a-dogs-purpose-german-shepherd-abuse-video/

NerdyMom2011
by Becca on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:06 PM
I'll watch it on bootleg. Won't pay for it though
-White.Rabbit-
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:07 PM

That's fucked up, especially at the end of the clip where it looks like the dog goes under. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:08 PM
I'm not going after reading this.

I cannot stand when people take advantage of those with no voice. 😡
crochetnewb
by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:08 PM


Quoting -White.Rabbit-:

That's fucked up, especially at the end of the clip where it looks like the dog goes under. 

reports say they handlers dunked the dog. 

f.i.s.h
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Awwww :( poor baby.

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