March 11, 2016


'Dog Whisperer' Reportedly Under Investigation for Animal Cruelty

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Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Today in bummer news: Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan is under-investigation for animal cruelty. A representative for the Los Angeles County of Animal Care and Control told The Wrap that officers had visited Millan's training facility in Santa Clarita, Calif., Thursday evening (Mach 11).

Fox News has more: apparently the investigation stems from a recent episode of his show Cesar 911 where "a live pig was used in a behavioral training session with a dog who had recently attacked two other pet pigs. The dog bit the pig's ear, drawing blood, before it could be subdued."

The channel that broadcasts Cesar 911Nat Geo WILD, has said they understand the episode "caused some concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter," adding, "The pig that was nipped ... was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress ... as a result, [the dog] did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanized."

Stay tuned to Fuse as this story develops.