Well this is turning out to be a real backwards week for reality TV stars. First greasy gob Josh Duggar has been released back into the world. Now NBC4 Los Angeles (via People) is saying that passionate pooch helper Cesar Millan, of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and Cesar 911, is being investigated for animal cruelty. This is some Black Mirror shit.
Los Angeles County Animal Control opened up an investigation against Cesar after getting many calls from tipsters at home who believed an animal abuse situation went down on a recent episode of Cesar 911. I haven’t watched Cesar work his dog whispering magic since his best buddy Daddy took a trip to the Rainbow Bridge back in 2010. So I didn’t know that Cesar has been using pigs to help train wayward dogs. But he does and on that episode, a troubled dog named Simon took a chunk out of a trainer pig’s ear. This wasn’t exactly a one-time thing; Simon has attacked several pigs in the past.
Seeing Simon pull a Mike Tyson on one of Miss Piggy’s relatives made many animal lovers at home scream “ABUSE!” and that’s when Animal Control got involved. So far Animal Control hasn’t been able to talk to Cesar about this. They paid a visit to his Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, CA last night, but were told by a staffer that he’s away on a business trip. Cesar hasn’t released a statement about this himself, but National Geographic WILD, the channel that airs Cesar 911, said this:
“The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress. Cesar Millan is and will continue to fully cooperate with authorities in any investigation. He is confident that the investigation will show there was no wrongdoing.”
They also really want everyone to know that the clip of Simon biting at the pig was taken out of context, and that Cesar’s training helped cure Simon of his aggressive dog ways.
Every dog I’ve ever known has gotten a major case of Stains eyes from smelling bacon, so maybe pigs aren’t the best animal to help teach a dog to remain calm. With that being said, Cesar should really look into replacing all his trainer pigs with Tara the dog-smacking Cat. If anyone can whip those dogs into shape, it’s the cat that takes zero shit from dogs.