When does a movie cross the line with animal abuse? Forcing dogs into turbulent water? In the movie A Dog’s Purpose, they have an adorable scene of a german shepherd saving a person. But, do you know what really happened? The filmers forced the german shepherd into turbulent water to make a cute little movie scene, and he nearly drowned.
When it comes to animal rights, they have none. But, they do have some legal protection.
The reason for this is to deteriorate human violence of any form. So, the purpose is not to protect the animals, but to keep people in line. Cruelty to animals can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony with a fine up to $1,000 and one year imprisonment. Intentionally injuring or torturing an animal can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony also, but get a fine up to $5,000 and five years imprisonment.
A Dog’s Purpose was supposed to help promote adoptions and match donations for a shelter they paired with called Best Friends Animal Society. Shortly after the video of the german shepherd getting forced into the water went viral, Best Friends Animal Society stated that they were going to discontinue their association with the film.
A dog’s purpose should not be to force them to do things they don’t want to do. Dog’s give nothing but love unless they were taught differently. People don’t like to be forced into things they don’t want to do, so why should they support it when people do it to animals?
Before you go see the “cute” movie, A Dog’s Purpose, you should think about what the animals went through and how scared they were.