'A Dog's Purpose' Sparks Controversy Over Leaked Video
A Dog’s Purpose has found an enemy in PETA.
In a recently released video obtained by TMZ, a German Shepherd was forced into rough and turbulent waters in order to film a scene for the upcoming film.
In the video below, you can see the the trainer continuously attempt to put the dog in the water as it tries to crawl it’s way out of the wave-induced pool.
After the dog eventually got into the water, it was quickly submerged before the director ended the scene.
Off-camera, you can hear a crew member laugh at the dog’s resistance before saying, “You just got to throw him in.”
PETA – the animals rights organization group – released a statement calling on people to boycott the film.
“PETA is calling on dog lovers to boycott the film in order to send the message that dogs and other animals should be treated humanely, not as movie props,” the group said in the statement.
A Dog’s Purpose is set to be released on January 27.
Warning: the video may be disturbing to some viewers.