By now, you may have seen the shocking video from the set of the upcoming film A Dog’s Purpose in which an animal handler appears to force a terrified German shepherd–type dog into the waters of an intensely swirling pool. Now, amid the controversy, the film’s Los Angeles premiere has been canceled, and while this is a positive development, it isn’t enough. The apparent on-set incident, which is hard to watch, may come as an unwelcome surprise to unsuspecting moviegoers who care about dogs.
Birds & Animals Unlimited (BAU)—the company that, according to a facility manager, supplied the dogs used in the film—was the subject of a recent PETA investigation, which uncovered chronic neglect at a facility operated by BAU. Watch the video here.
Join us in informing the public about the abuse that was documented on the set of A Dog’s Purpose—and help spread the message never to buy a ticket to a movie that uses live animals—by handing out leaflets to those who plan on seeing the film. Together, we can spread the word that animals aren’t “actors” and that they often suffer both on and off camera when used for entertainment.
Please fill out the form below (for U.S. and Canada residents only) and we’ll send you a free stack of leaflets to hand out to folks outside your local theater. (Be sure to check the show times so that you reach people before they purchase a ticket!)
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