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Video leaked to TMZ shows a scared German Shepherd being forced into turbulent water as part of a scene in the soon-to-be released movie "A Dog's Purpose." The American Humane Association representative who was on set has been suspended. Movie studios are supposed to treat animals ethically. But the whole fiasco raises the questionshould animals be forced to act at all? 

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This is the film published by TMZ. Universal Studios, the film's distributor, said it is investigating the incident. 

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Lots of people, including the voice actor for the dog, Josh Gad, have expressed dismay at the video. PETA is even organizing a boycott of the film.

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Animals are a part of the human experience. Movies with and about animals can be touching and help us understand ourselves. Where would be without Lassie, Rin Tin-Tin, Homeward Bound and other animals movies. This was the director's third film about dogs. He obviously loves them. The reason there is so much backlash against this video is because it's not normal and not acceptable. Somebody screwed up here, that's for sure, but that doesn't mean animals should not be in films. 

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There is a long and rich tradition of animals acting in films. These animals are cared for, rarely in harm's way, and more often than not enjoy calm and rich lives.

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It turns out that certification is granted by The American Humane Association Film and Television Unit, which is responsible for providing protection for film animals on set. For a movie, TV show or commercial to receive the AHA’s certification that “no animals were harmed” during filming, an AHA Certified Animal Safety Representative, who has gone through extensive training, needs to be on site to oversee all animal activity. All Screen Actors Guild productions are required to have one of these representatives on site if an animal is involved in the shoot. This representative is allowed access to every scene where animals appear and has the right to intervene at any point on a film animal’s behalf.
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