PETA Calls For Boycott After What Happened To Dog Actor

January 19, 2017
The movie "A Dog's Purpose" was recently filming a scene where a German Shepard swims across a dangerous river. In real life, it was a pool with churning rapids, but TMZ got the video where you see the handler struggling with the dog to get him in the water. "He wants to get away, just throw him in," a voice off-camera says in the video.

PETA has called for a boycott of the movie. The pup was one of five German Shepherds used in the film production.

Actor Josh Gad, who provided the dog's voice, said the movie is "one of the most beautiful love letters to animals I have ever seen," but he found the video disturbing and he has asked the studio for an explanation.

-Mike Draup

Photo: USA Today