Nat Geo Wild, netizens defend Cesar Millan over ‘dog slayer’ issue

Nat Geo Wild together with some netizens came into the defense of renowned “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan after he was investigated for possible animal cruelty that steamed from the recent episode that showed an aggressive dog attacking pigs.

In a statement released by Nat Geo Wild, the cable television described Cesar Millan as a compassionate person who dedicated his life to helping dogs and that even the most difficult problematic dog can be rescued. It also stated that in the recent episode of “Cesar 911,” Millan used all possible safety precautions that would help the so-called “dog slayer” Simon to be rehabilitated and address his aggression towards other animals.

“Cesar has created a safe and controlled environment at his Dog Psychology Center (DPC) in California in which to rehabilitate some of the most extreme—or ‘red zone’—cases of dog aggression, such as Simon’s. 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 statement said.

The statement also reads that the staff at the Dog Psychology Center immediately tended to the pig’s injuries and is doing well. They also revealed that Simon has gotten off his aggression towards other animals thus earning satisfaction from his owner and evading euthanasia.

“The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress. As the additional clip reveals, Cesar and his animal pack effectively helped Simon to overcome his aggressive behavior toward other animals; as a result, Simon did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanized,” the statement added.

Aside from the statement, Nat Geo Wild also posted another video clip showing the progress Simon had after the said incident. Aside from Nat Geo Wild, netizens also defended Millan after the latter posted on his Twitter account.

All of these came out after an online petition was also created with the intention to call the National Geographic Channel and all other television networks to ban Millan from airing his shows.

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