Cesar Defends Actions, Says Incident Blown Out Of Proportion
Last week, we told you that Cesar Millan was being investigated by Los Angeles County Animal Control over animal abuse allegations. It all stems from a clip from a recent episode of his show Cesar 911. In the clip, you can see a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix attack and bite a pig, resulting in a bloody ear.
The self-taught dog trainer and TV star is speaking out over claims that he used the pigs as bait for Simon, a dog who had a past of attacking pigs. Millan says the investigation and allegations are unfounded, and that opponents of his methods are blowing the incident out of proportion.
In an interview with People magazine, Cesar states that while he understands why people are upset, he says that there was no crime.
“This is what I love about America,” he said. “In America, animals have rights to a certain extent. And when somebody complains about it the law enforcement have to come and supervise. They do it to everybody and they’re doing the right thing.”
And Sandy, the owner of Simon, is also backing Cesar on the issue. She says that meeting Millan was the best thing that’s happened to her and Simon, and she’s grateful for all his help.
“I feel so blessed to have had Cesar’s help and it upsets me profoundly that people have mischaracterized what really happened,” says Sandy. “I have a brand new life with Simon and having Cesar’s help made the difference. It’s the best thing that ever happened to Simon and I.”
No charges have been laid at this time, but we’ll keep you posted on any developments.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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