A dog from the new film “A Dog’s Purpose,” was caught on camera being forced into turbulent water against it’s will for a scene.
The scene took place in a pool with running, frothy water. The trainer was seen shoving the helpless dog into the water, as the dog tried to force it’s way out. According to TMZ, there were 8 motors being used to create waves in the water.
Once the trainer was able to force the dog in the water, it was engulfed by the waves. A person was heard yelling “cut it!” after the dog went under.
Universal Pictures has responded to this video stating,
“Fostering a safe environment and ensuring the ethical treatment of our animal actors was of the utmost importance to those involved in making this film and we will look into the circumstances surrounding this video.”