Los Angeles, March 12 (IANS) Cesar Millan, the star of the Nat Geo Wild series “Dog Whisperer”, is under investigation over allegations of animal cruelty.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control major case unit visited Cesar’s dog psychology center in Santa Clarita, California on Thursday to launch the investigation, reports tmz.com.
The visit came after the department was flooded with complaints following the February 26 episode of “Cesar 911”. In the show, Milan used a method to stop a French Bulldog named Simon from attacking other dogs.
He then put a pig during the training so that the dog wouldn’t get hurt if it performed some aggressive actions. Unfortunately, the dog bit the poor pig’s ear and it started to bleed.
Later on Thursday, a representative for Nat Geo Wild released a statement to defend Milan.
“The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress,” the statement read.
According to Nat Geo Wild, Milan managed to curb Simon’s behavioural problems and helped the dog overcome his aggression.
“As a result, Simon did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanised,” the statement continued.