For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2017
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange regarding video footage acquired by TMZ of a dog who was forced into rushing water reportedly on the set of A Dog’s Purpose, which was shot in Winnipeg:
Days after PETA released a video exposé of Hollywood animal supplier Birds & Animals Unlimited (BAU), which claimed to a PETA eyewitness they provided dogs used in the film A Dog’s Purpose, new footage shows a terrified dog who is forced into churning water on set. At one point, a dog who is in danger of drowning has to be rescued. PETA is calling on dog lovers to boycott the film in order to send the message that dogs and other animals should be treated humanely, not as movie props. PETA’s investigation at BAU revealed that animals are denied veterinary care, forced to sleep outdoors in the cold without bedding for warmth, made to live in filthy conditions, and more.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,”.