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.
In an op-ed essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Gavin Polone started off by writing about his love for animals:
[Image via Universal Pictures.]