At the end of February there was a scandal that involved Cesar Millan in an animal cruelty case. But this Monday, the investigation ended and the “dog whisperer” was cleared out from all charges.
He had been called to help Simon, a French bulldog-terrier mix, who was showing signs of aggression and even killed two of his owner’s potbellied pigs. For this, Millan organized a training session that involved potbellied pigs to help Simon get used to them.
The problem is that for a second Simon cut loose and bit one of the pig’s ear making it bleed. This footage was what opened a series of complains and even a Charge.org petition asking for the cancellation of the show “Cesar 911”.
This opened an investigation but because of lack of evidence of animal cruelty, the charges were dismissed. The accident was an unfortunate situation but according to National Geographic Wild -who hosts the show- the pig was immediately tended to after and healed without any signs of distress.
Cesar Millan has managed to rehabilitate the most extreme cases of aggression and according to Nat Geo he took his precautions and even though the pig was hurt, he still comes back after being healed and he ended up interacting with the dog and even taking him for a walk. He writes on his blog:
“My team and I are 100% dedicated to the proper care of all animals and our animal handling procedures are safe and humane. We will continue to rescue and rehabilitate even the most difficult problem dogs. Our work has saved the lives of thousands of animals that otherwise would have been euthanized.”
And such was Simon’s case. He got rehabilitated and returned home without his original aggression, without needing to be separated from his owners or euthanized.