The movie, "A Dog's Purpose," which I enjoyed, was cleared by a third party audit of subjecting a dog to stress during the filming of the movie.
The charge held up the premier of the movie and I went to the movie after learning that PETA and other animal rights groups were boycotting it.
The American Humane Association, a bonafide animal welfare group had supervised the treatment of dogs on the movie set and had contested the charges, calling them false.
An investigation discovered that the video used as evidence had been faked, "deliberately edited for the purpose of misleading the public."
One dog appeared stressed, but was appropriately responded too "and the scene did not proceed as insinuated in the edited misleadingly version in the video."
The dog was checked out by a board-certified veterinarian, who found it to be OK and was returned to filming.
All was handled appropriately. PETA lied .. now who would be surprised by that?
PETA should be sued for every cent that any fool would donate to the looney group. It was obvious that the doctored video was intended to do damage to the movie at the box office.
I am a big dog lover and my spaniel is never very far away from me when I write and record these reports. The movie gets five stars from me.
PETA doesn't like any use of animals for any type of entertainment, be it the circus or film.
Those taglines that say, "No animals were hurt or injured in the filming of this movie" are not good enough for them.
I think that it's time to get more aggressive in combating the lies put out by animal rights groups such as PETA and specifically the Humane Society of the United States or HSUS.
Humane Watch is a group that looks out for livestock producer's interests relative to attack by animal rights extremists.
They bumped the defense up to a new level with a Super Bowl ad roasting the HSUS.
The ad was a parody of the one the HSUS uses to deceive the public into making contributions to the organization by falsely suggesting, with pictures of sad looking cats and dogs that their contribution goes to funding animal shelters.
I have seen and heard these HSUS commercials and they spend a lot of time telling how they protect dogs and cats when virtually none of the contribution is used for that, while they engage to end animal agriculture in the USA via state laws, referendums and lawsuits.
I cannot imagine how the HSUS ads can pass any test of truth in advertising. It is raw sewage camouflaged as perfume.
The 2017 Super Bowl ad titled, "Lawyers in Cages" put out by the group, Humane Watch, blasted the Humane Society of the United States.
Here is the satirical, but honest, transcript of the ad:
"Everyday, thousands of lawyers and lobbyists around the country find themselves out of work and unemployed.
"These lawyers don't have a vacation home." (pictures of sad looking lawyers are scrolled)
"For just $19/month, you can join the Humane Society of the United States in our fight to hire more lawyers
"People often think that we run pet shelters. But that simply isn't true.
"We don't run a single one. And we only give 1 percent of your money to pet shelters. Our real goal is to get the government to pass laws that eliminate farms with animals.
"We're basically PETA with suits and deodorant.
"Your $19/month will help us hire even more lawyers and lobbyists.
"Our massive fundraising operation collected $130 million last year. But we need more.
"If these lawyers could talk, they'd tell you they desperately need you to help them right now."
To see the ad yourself goggle, 'HSUS SuperBowl ad."
David Kruse is president of CommStock Investments Inc., author and producer of The CommStock Report, an ag commentary and market analysis available daily by radio and by subscription on DTN/FarmDayta and the Internet.