Cesar Millan, who is also referred to as the ‘Dog Whisperer,’ is being investigated for possible animal cruelty over an incident filmed on his show, Cesar 911.
The clip, which aired on Feb. 26, showed a dog called Simon attacking a pig during a training session. According to NBC, animal right’s activists have spoken out against the incident and over 8 thousand people signed a petition calling for his show to be cancelled.
On Thursday, reports NBC Los Angeles, LA County Animal Control visited Millan’s Dog Psychology Center following complaints over the episode which aired on National Geographic. According to a family member, Millan was away on business.
“The clip caused some concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter” said Nat Geo in a statement. ” It is important to clarify that Cesar took precautions, such as putting Simon on a long lead to assess his behavior, before making initial corrections and removing the leash. The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress. “