'Dog's Purpose' producer explains 'misleading' set video, slams PETA

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USA TODAY A Dog's Purpose producer Gavin Polone has spoken out about the controversial video that shows alleged abuse of a German Shepherd on the movie set, saying it "portrays an inaccurate picture of what happened" and blaming People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for promoting the "misleading" message. Polone, an avowed animal lover, wrote Monday in The Hollywood Reporter that he took responsibility for not having a back-up watchdog plan for the "ineffective" American Humane Association, the standard guarantor of animal safety on sets. He called for the AHA monitor, the set handler of a dog named Hercules who was coerced into a pool of rushing water in the video, and the unnamed person "running the set" to be "held accountable and never used again by...

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