The team behind A Dog's Purpose is definitely trying to save face ahead of its Friday release date.
As you've probably seen by now, footage showing an animal trainer shoving a visibly frightened German Shepherd into turbulent water on set has been made public by TMZ. In addition, PETA has since called for a boycott on the movie.
While Ellen DeGeneres has since spoken out with the film's star Dennis Quaid to defend the movie, so has the A Dog's Purpose's producer.
Related: A Dog's Purpose Cancels Premiere & Press Junket
In an op-ed essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Gavin Polone started off by writing about his love for animals:
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Whistleblowers reported that a shark died after filming a commercial for Kmart!!
So as soon as PETA found out, they began urging Kmart to investigate the incident.
Apparently, according to whistleblowers, a 5-foot shark was flown from New York to El Lay and was put into a small above-ground pool.
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HBO's new show, Luck, is about the world beneath horse racing.
During the filming of short race scenes, two horses have died on separate occasions.
So even though the American Humane Association was on set, monitoring the animals, there will be no "No animals were harmed during the filming of this program" stamp of approval from the AHA in the credits.
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In recent history, military dogs are finally receiving the recognition that they deserve.
The American Humane Association just hosted the Hero Dog Awards, and military dogs were obviously well represented at the event.
One of the honorees was Bino, a Dutch Shepherd, who served in Iraq for 14 months.
The President of the American Humane Association said:
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Fighting cocks that is.
In Johnny Depp's new movie The Rum Diary, based on the best-selling book by Hunter S. Thompson, there is a scene with a cock fight.
The fight used real cocks but
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As we previously mentioned, the American Humane Association hosted a Hero Dog award show.
We got some coverage from the event where we snapped some pics of the actual hero dogs and even caught Dr. Patrick Mahaney there!
Check out all the pics below for an up close view of the event.
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Inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the American Humane Association held its Hero Dog awards ceremony.
It was a star-studded event that gave out awards to dogs in different categories, such as Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Law Enforcement Dogs.
It's nice to know that the dogs who make our world a better place are receiving real recognition for their actions.
There were many celebrities there, including Betty White, Victoria Stilwell, Jillian Michaels and more!
Check out some pics from the event.
[Images via FayesVision/WENN.]
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