PETA has called for an all out boycott of the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” which was supposed to be released next Friday. TMZ posted this video on Wednesday, showing the disgusting treatment of animals from the set of the movie.
Lisa Lange, a senior vice president at PETA says “to boycott the film in order to send the message that dogs and other animals should be treated humanely, not as movie props,” As you can imagine, that video has, rightfully so, caused a huge backlash in the past 2 days, so much so that the LA premiere has been officially canceled. Director Lasse Hallstrom had this to say after seeing the TMZ video.
I am very disturbed by the video released today from the set of my film A dog's purpose.— lasse hallstrom (@HallstromLasse) January 19, 2017
I did not witness these actions.— lasse hallstrom (@HallstromLasse) January 19, 2017
We were all committed to providing a loving and safe environment for all the animals in the film.
I have been promised that a thorough investigation into this situation is underway and that any wrongdoing will be reported and punished.— lasse hallstrom (@HallstromLasse) January 19, 2017
To all who saw the upsetting clip from the making of a dog's purpose: I DID NOT SEE WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE CAMERAS ROLLED!— lasse hallstrom (@HallstromLasse) January 19, 2017
One of the actors in the movie Josh Gad had this to say
Now that you’ve seen the behind the scenes video…are you still going to see “A dog’s purpose” or no?