A Dog’s Purpose: Dogs Aren’t Props

A Dog’s Purpose: Dogs Aren’t Props

Ally Parks
eSomethin Staff

Imagine being forced into a rapid wave pool against your will.

As most people know by now, TMZ released a video from behind the scenes of A Dog’s Purpose. The video showed a German shepherd being forced into water for the shot in the trailer of him rescuing a person in rapid water. The video shows the dog does not want to go in the water, then someone yells, “Just throw him in.”  The man eventually did throw the dog in.

The German shepherd kept his head up but then he went under and a person behind the camera yells, “cut the tape!”

Now, this caused a lot of people to take to social media and made sure that everyone saw what the crew of A Dog’s Purpose was doing. People started to boycott the movie and it made #1 on top trends on Twitter.  The TMZ video does not reveal the fate of the German shepherd was because the video ended right around 3 seconds after he went under.

One of the main actors in this movie, Dennis Quaid, told ET Online that he never saw any abuse while filming the movie. He also told them, “That video that someone took and sold for money and held on to for a year and a half until right before the film’s coming out, does not tell the whole story. First of all, it’s been edited and manipulated. And I think it’s a scam, to tell you the truth.”

ET also stated “As the actor saw it, the dog was simply tired of performing the stunt and was ready to get out.”

Quaid confirmed this, stating,  “That’s what happened. They took the dog out.”

The premiere of the movie was canceled due to do animal mistreatment concerns. Local movie theaters like Levis Commons’ Rave 21 only showed the movie one time on opening day.

Although people are boycotting the movie, they aren’t boycotting the book. So if you want to know the storyline of the movie without seeing the movie, go buy or rent the book A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.

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