We were shocked by the behind-the-scenes video of a scared dog being forced into churning water on the set of the upcoming film A Dog's Purpose.
And according to Ellen DeGeneres, so was she. But she's surprisingly still on the movie's side!
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On Monday's show, the beloved host had star Dennis Quaid on to talk about the movie, which she said she absolutely loved. But she also took a moment to address the (probably abused) elephant in the room, asking the Parent Trap star to comment on the controversy.
Dennis talked about his own experience on set, which sounded a far cry different from the second unit video, saying:
We had a feeling this was coming…
Yesterday, TMZ published a chilling clip capturing an animal trainer shoving a visibly frightened German Shepherd named Hercules into a pool full of water that was being churned by EIGHT motors on the set of A Dog's Purpose.
In a swift response from PETA, the animal rights' organization is calling for a boycott of the movie "in order to send the message that dogs and other animals should be treated humanely, not as movie props."
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The statement given to THR reads:
This is NOT okay.
With just about a week until A Dog's Purpose's theatrical release, new footage has surfaced that is sure to keep animal lovers from seeing the film.
TMZ obtained footage from the flick's production in November 2015, which shows one of the pups being forced into terrifyingly turbulent water to film a scene in Winnipeg, Canada.
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The chilling clip captures an animal trainer shoving a visibly frightened German Shepherd into a pool full of water that was being churned by EIGHT motors.
The pup was so opposed to getting into the recreated river that it clawed at the edge of the pool the entire way in.
What's even scarier is that the pooch actually went under at one point. And while we don't know if the script called for the animal to be submerged, we could hear someone repeatedly yell:
Just when you thought this situation couldn't get any more icky…
As we previously reported, Azealia Banks caused shockwaves after she shared a video depicting the carnage of three years worth of slaughtered chickens. The disturbingly casual vid depicted Banks sandblasting a room in her house where she performed the kills.
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Naturally, the display disgusted many people… including Sia.
Shortly after the video was shared, the singer shared this admonishing tweet: