Now this is shocking.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Dog Whisperer host Cesar Millan is being investigated for animal cruelty by the El Lay County Animal Control following a complaint. Oh no!
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A spokesperson for the department confirmed:
"There was a complaint that we received and we are investigating the matter. An officer visited the center today and it is currently under investigation."
Apparently, the complaint was made by a single citizen against the 46-year-old's dog psychology center.
Reports have speculated that the matter involves one episode of the animal expert's Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 – where Cesar used a live pig to train an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix dog who had previously bitten two other pet pigs. Oof!
The show's network has since addressed several viewers' concerns over the episode in a statement, where they explained:
"The pig that was nipped by Simon [the dog] was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly, and showed no lasting signs of distress… Cesar and his animal pack effectively helped Simon to overcome his aggressive behavior toward other animals; as a result, Simon did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanized."
Well that doesn't sound so bad! It is said that Mr. Millan was supposedly out of town for a business trip as the investigation took place this week.
Here's hoping this matter resolves itself sooner than later.
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]
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