Just days after PETA released a shocking eyewitness exposé of Hollywood animal supplier Birds & Animals Unlimited (BAU), TMZ shared a video of a terrified dog who was forced into rushing water—reportedly shot on the set of the movie A Dog’s Purpose—which is set to open next weekend in the U.S.
The video, which is hard to watch, shows the dog frantically trying to hold onto a man and the sides of the tank as the man forces the dog into the churning water below. At one point, the dog is carried away under the current and, in apparent danger of drowning, has to be rescued.
A BAU manager told a PETA eyewitness that the company provided all the dogs used in the film. PETA’s investigation at BAU revealed that animals were denied veterinary care, forced to sleep outdoors in the cold without bedding for warmth, made to live in filthy conditions, and sometimes denied food so that they would be hungry while trained to do tricks. Check out the video below.
Animals Should NEVER Be Used as Movie Props
Do not go see this film, and urge your friends and family to boycott it, too! Let’s send the message that dogs and other animals should be treated as members of the family, NOT as money-making objects for the film industry.