Last month, human alpha dog Cesar Milan got in a bit of trouble with Los Angeles County Animal Control after a delinquent doggy named Simon snapped at the ear of a trainer pig and drew blood during an episode of Cesar 911. LA Animal Control received a lot of concerned calls regarding Simon’s caught-on-camera attempted pork roast and decided to investigate further to see if there was any evidence of animal cruelty.
However, both Cesar and National Geographic WILD (the channel that airs Cesar 911) maintained that no neglectful shit happened and the pig was fine. LA Animal Control obviously agrees, because the LA Times is reporting that after a month of investigating, they’ve decided not to change Cesar with animal cruelty. The deputy director of the LACAC released this statement about Bacongate:
“After a comprehensive investigation by our officers, we presented a very thorough and complete report to the District Attorney’s office and they were unable to find anything to charge Mr. Millan with. It’s a fair decision.”
Apparently they came to the decision to clear Cesar Millan after watching the video of Simon and Trainer Pig’s tussle several times, reading the vet reports, and speaking to everyone who appeared in the episode. Cesar also released a statement of his own to Page Six, but his had a little more of an “I told you so!” flare to it.
“I am pleased but not surprised by this news. Our animal handling procedures are safe and humane. Just like LA County Animal Control, my team and I are 100% dedicated to the proper care of all animals, including the farm pig in this case. The investigation spanned several weeks and case evidence – including a complete video of the incident and interviews with those on the scene – was presented to the LA District Attorney’s office for final review.
“I am continuing my work rescuing and rehabilitating even the most difficult problem dogs. Which has saved the lives of thousands of animals that otherwise would have been euthanized.”
Cesar has said since the beginning that Simon and Trainer Pig put whatever drama they had behind them and are now best friends. I wonder if Animal Control also investigated that, since that’s clearly the most suspicious part of this whole mess. I mean, everybody knows that nobody goes on a reality show to “make friends.”