There’s been an update on that video that was from the set of “A Dog’s Purpose” which shows a handler forcing a scared german shepherd into water for a scene. After conducting an investigation into the video, a final statement was issued by The American Humane Association.
The video was determined as being “deliberately edited for the purpose of misleading the public and stoking outrage.”
The video apparently was spliced together from multiple parts. Experts who were on-scene for the investigations said that everything was handled pretty much correctly, experts were on-scene for the filming, the dog was healthy, and actual production stopped when the dog was having whatever issues it was having. He was never “forced” to swim. American Humane did state that the signs of stress should have been seen earlier, but production did stop when the dog was distressed.
The viral nature of the video sparked a lot of anger online, and even protests about the film, including boycotting and the cancellation of the premiere. The production company doesn’t know if it caused any hiccups at the box office, but it brought in $18 million on opening weekend.
Check out some more about the investigation here.