On the set of her new film Superhero Movie, Pamela Anderson refused to work with her canine co-star because she believes training dogs to work on films is wrong. The action was not surprising as PETA has long been against the use of animals in films. Anderson is an avid supporter of the organization. From the article,
“I’m told she refused to act opposite the canine, because PETA doesn’t support using real animals in moviemaking. ‘Pam left the set and went for a walk,’ a source reports. ‘She needed a time out. She was that upset.’ In the scene, Anderson’s Invisible Girl superhero character calls for her Invisible Dog. The four-legged friend becomes visible just as it jumps into her arms.”
Apparently, the director got around the issue by editing different scenes together to make it look like Anderson and the dog were in the same scene.
I guess I always thought that dogs were treated well on film sets. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been pushing to have my golden lab, Otago, featured for a couple million in the next Transformers sequel. She’s well behaved, in shape, and recently completed rehab. Her promotional photo is below.