Cesar Millan Cleared of Animal Cruelty Charges

Last month, the “Dog Whisperer” came under intense public scrutiny when a dog he was training attacked a pig. But police have cleared the dog trainer of any wrong doing.


We reported that last month, Cesar Millan, star of “Dog Whisperer” and “Cesar 911,” was being investigated for animal cruelty. A complaint was filed after a dog bit a pig during the filming of an episode. But all animal cruelty charges have been dropped after an investigation by LA County officials.


The complaint stemmed from an episode that featured Simon, a French Bulldog mix with a history of attacking pigs. Things went awry at Millan’s Dog Psychology Center when Simon attacked the pigs that were brought in to help curb his violent behavior. Many believe that the bloody attack could have been avoided if Millan had taken the necessary precautions to provide for the safety of all animals involved.


“We were always confident that Animal Control would conclude that Cesar and his team did nothing wrong and that there would be no charges,” said Millan’s attorney, Brian Klein, in a statement.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

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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