Premiere of A Dog’s Purpose cancelled to fuss about force dog

Premiere of A Dog’s Purpose cancelled to fuss about force dog

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The premiere Saturday in Los Angeles of the movie A Dog’s Purpose does not go through. This was after the Wednesday, video footage emerged showing how a visibly frightened dog is forced to movies.

In the video shows how a dog trainer a German shepherd with coercion in and under the water pushes. The dog tries to escape, but the trainer stopped.

The video was put online by entertainmentsite TMZ. On the video, the German shepherd Hercules to see who is forced to be a stunt to perform. Although he tegenstribbelt to the heavily-flowing water, he is met by a productielid it rolled. Josh Gad, the voice, by speaking of the dog says that he after seeing the video “sad and shocked”.

Producer Universal decided to cancel the movie premiere in order to prevent the incident, the overtone would enter. “We don’t want this film about the beautiful relationship between man and animal is overshadowed by the incident,” said the producer in a statement.


The American animal rights organisation PETA has after the publication of the video called for the movie to boycott, despite the apologies of the Swedish director Lasse Hallström. Who also promised that a thorough investigation is launched into the incident. A Dog’s Purpose runs from 27 January in the American cinemas.

A Dog’s Purpose tells the story of the dog Bailey in his life and his relationship with people.

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