“He wants to get away, just throw him in”
For god’s sake, don’t we already have enough Movies about animals, especially about our so-called “pets” – dogs and cats? I don’t watch movies with Animals in them usually because even though the American Humane Society or similar is supposed to monitor the filming for animal cruelty, well, isn’t animal cruelty like “beauty” in the eye of the human beholder?
It is artificial and taste-less to me forcing animals into raging waters or similar scenarios, because that is what the human film-makers ARE doing. They do not nicely “ask” the animal to go into the artificial water or to plunge off a waterfall somehow ( like pointing invitingly to the water or calling them invitingly into raging waters, or talking to them telepathically ) to which the dog happily obeys – do they??
Take “Milo and Otis” for example. Disgusting treatment of live aware / sentient beings.
How many kittens, cats and dogs were maimed or killed during the making of this Japanese made movie, which had NO monitoring of its treatment of animals?? Do your own research, and watch the movie and if you have a brain, you will see the abuse suffered by animals in this movie.
So what, many people cry. They are only dumb animals. We human beings have the right to control animals. The animals in Movies are well treated ( apart from being thrown off a waterfall, or being put in front of a viper snake which has had its fangs removed – though the cat doesn’t know that ). They will get over it, it doesn’t cause long term harm.
Well, how do you know what the effects are??
Human beings are also Animals. Non-human animals behave alot better than many Homo sapiens, if you ask me. Non-human animals are loyal, don’t ask for much, they are honest, yes they compete in the wild for resources ( food and relationships with other animals ) and may seem to some exhibit un-tasteful behaviour, BUT it is according to their Universal Laws to survive; while human beings let themselves become lazier and stupider even with the promise of technology ( too easy to use computers for long distance and in-personal communication ), and try to make money from exploiting animals.
Well, I for one, don’t want new made up movies so called about the wonderful animal world. If I want to relate to an animal, I will go and find one in its natural setting ( or watch an ethically made Documentary ). Join me in NOT going to see “A Dog’s Purpose” or any other movie with animal “stars”. The links below are the reference for this post.
The premiere of the movie touted to celebrate the relationship between Homo sapien and Canine animals ( ironic ) has been cancelled. No dogs were killed or maimed in the making of this movie, yes, but how would you a Human Being, like being forced to do something you are terrified of, especially when the reason for it is not justified ???