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Reality Dog Show That Was Slammed By PETA Has Been Axed

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Reality Dog Show That Was Slammed By PETA Has Been Axed

Reality TV show The Pack has been axed, after it was slammed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Watch leaked footage from the making of the show here:

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The show - which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in November - saw dogs and their owners travel around the world and compete in various challenges.

However, after leaked footage from the making of the show revealed a Labrador dangling in the air and banging into rocks, animal rights organisation PETA condemned it, stating that "no dog would choose to be part of this 'pack'".

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An Amazon Studios spokesperson has now confirmed to the New York Post that the show will not be returning for a second series; however, they said the decision not to make another series had nothing to do with PETA's condemnation.

Whatever the reason may be, PETA celebrated the news.

PETA's US senior vice president of communications, Lisa Lange, said in a statement: "Dogs rely on us for everything, including their protection, and anyone who cares about them can breathe a sigh of relief now that The Pack won't be dangling any more dogs over waterfalls.

"PETA urges anyone who sees an animal being used for a film or television show to report it immediately-just like the kind person who blew the whistle on this detached-from-reality show."

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A synopsis for the show - which was presented by former Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn - read: "Teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another's strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack.

"In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone."

PETA clearly didn't think the show met its brief though.

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PETA is glad the show isn't returning. Credit: Amazon Studios
PETA is glad the show isn't returning. Credit: Amazon Studios

After the footage of the Labrador on the rockface was leaked, a spokesperson for PETA told The Wrap: "Video footage of a dog dangling in mid-air from someone's harness and paddling in a futile effort to gain his footing before getting swung into a rock face shows exactly where producers' priorities lay for The Pack.

"It seems that this clip ended up on the cutting room floor because producers knew that the dog was not enthusiastic and happy, but distressed. This senior dog should be curled up on a sofa, not thrown into one dangerous situation after another for the sake of ratings. No dog would choose to be part of this 'pack'."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Dog, TV and Film, Animals

Jake Massey
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