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'A Dog's Purpose' Producer Says Dog Was Not in Danger After Watching Unedited Video

'A Dog's Purpose' Producer Says Dog Was Not in Danger After Watching Unedited Video

A Dog’s Purpose producer and animal activist Gavin Polone is saying the dog featured in the viral video from their set was not in danger.

After viewing the video in its entirety, Gavin explained that he believes the video was edited with an agenda in attempt to make money.

“I looked at the video of all of this. (The dog) gets under the froth of the water but he is lifted up by the diver. He came up and he was fine. If your stated goal is to never use any animal on a movie set ever again, then they are trying to use the video that someone probably sold to TMZ to get a commitment for that,” Gavin explained.

He added, “I’m not saying there were no mistakes made but the whole thing is becoming untrue and unfair, and I feel like they and the person who cut the cellphone video together are using the media for their own agendas…There are so many things that you don’t see…there are raised platforms under the water. There is a (scuba) diver under the water. You don’t see the safety people on the other side.”

READ MORE ABOUT THE A DOG’S PURPOSE CONTROVERSY:

  • VIDEO: Watch the disturbing of the scared dog seemingly being forced into the pool
  • REACTION: Actor Josh Gad, who voices the dog, has spoken out
  • Click inside to read the rest of the message from the producer…

    “I care about the truth, and I care about animals. And I want to use this to figure out how to benefit animals. I know the movie helps to benefit animals because it shows the deep relationships that forms between people and dogs…The person who cut it probably wanted to sell it, and it doesn’t sell if it looks like the dog is okay. (The person) made it look like the dog could die or did die….I’ve done more investigating and also had more conversations with PETA. Whoever was in control of the set should have told them to stop but the dog was not in danger and the dog was and is okay.”

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