A whistle blower has come forward to shine a light on alleged animal abuse on the set of Matthew Morrison‘s new Chinese sci-fi movie.
The anonymous tipper sent footage to PETA that purported to show a German shepherd being mistreated during a stunt sequence for “Crazy Alien.”
“On November 28th, 2017, I witnessed first hand one of the worst animal cruelty acts I have ever seen,” the whistleblower wrote in a log of the alleged incident, according to PETA.
The animal rights group reported that the dog was tormented “into a frenzy” while filming one scene, and in another was locked up in a small, solid metal wire cage that was lifted by a crane and spun around before being “completely submerged” in a “10 mph current.”
Representatives for production company Dirty Monkey Films Group and Morrison didn’t immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.
PETA is calling for a boycott of the film as well as director Hao Ning commit himself “to never working with live animals again.” The group also wants Morrison to donate his salary to animal rights protection groups in China.
Last year, Dennis Quaid’s film “A Dog’s Purpose” came under fire after footage of a German shepherd was allegedly forced into rushing water against its will.
The animal’s trainers denied the abuse, claiming the footage was “falsely edited.”
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