On Monday, it was confirmed that Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan will NOT be facing animal cruelty charges after being investigated by the Los Angeles County Animal Control. Phew!
In case you forgot, the animal expert got himself into a bit of trouble when a video from his Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 surfaced where a live pig used for training was bitten by an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix. Oof!
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Cesar's attorney Brian Klein has since revealed:
"We have learned that LA County Animal Control's investigation is over and no charges will be brought. We appreciate Animal Control's comprehensive, independent, and fair investigation, which Cesar Millan actively cooperated with throughout. We were always confident that Animal Control would conclude that Cesar and his team did nothing wrong and that there would be no charges. We are very glad to learn that is the case."
While we had a feeling this would be the outcome, we're happy to hear that Mr. Millan is officially out of the woods when it comes to this legal matter. And it appears as though the 46 year old is elated over the outcome, as he noted:
"I am pleased but not surprised by this news – our animal handling procedures are safe and humane. Just like LA County Animal Control, my team and I are 100% dedicated to the proper care of all animals, including the farm pig in this case. I am continuing my work rescuing and rehabilitating even the most difficult problem dogs, which has saved the lives of thousands of animals that otherwise would have been euthanized."
You tell 'em, Cesar!
What do YOU think? Were you shocked by the outcome?
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