On the Ellen Show, Dennis Quaid discussed the controversy about possible dog abuse during filming. Quaid wasn’t present during the part of filming purporting to show the abuse, which was shown on an apparently heavily edited TMZ clip; however, he says he didn’t witness any hint of abuse while he was on-set.
The book was excellent, and I was going to give high recommendations about seeing the movie, but now I am seeing horrible things about how the dogs were treated during filming.
Apparently, they were forced to perform dangerous stunts such as jumping into a fast-moving river. The German Shepherd, in particular, was filmed flailing desperately while trying to avoid the water, but was forced to get in anyways. The production company is saying they will investigate; meanwhile, animal activists are recommending a boycott.
I know for sure I don’t have all the facts, so I am trying to decide. I know the movie will be excellent, but I certainly don’t want to support animal cruelty. Such a quandary.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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