There is a film coming up this year called A Dog’s Purpose. When films with animals are made, they are done with people there to make sure the animals are not harmed or distressed in any way.
Do they mean physical harm or mental harm? Some film-makers will force their animals to do something they don’t want to. Some animals are put into a distressed position and forced to do something they are scared of.
Would we do that with a child? Would we force a five or six-year-old to do something they were terrified of?
Why do some film-makers think it is okay to do it to the animals. Then say no animal was harmed because no limbs broke. That animal may well be terrified of the position it was put in, and not go anywhere near that again, or even wet itself because of the terror it faced.
No animal should be harmed mentally or physically when put in a film. Use CGI if necessary. There are companies who can do that.
*WARNING – THERE IS A DOG IN DISTRESS IN THIS VIDEO*