MONROEVILLE, Pa. — A worker on a Pennsylvania movie set called the Animal Friends Animal Cruelty Hotline reporting she witnessed several German shepherd dogs being forced to inhale a large amount of cayenne pepper in order to get the animals to react.
Court documents said the woman reported seeing the handlers pour cayenne pepper into their hands and then force the pepper in front of the dogs' noses. Video was sent to police from the woman, and Lionsgate Legal Affairs confirmed her story.
The videos, according to the documents, showed the dogs trying to rub their faces in dirt and repeatedly licking their noses to fight off the effects of the pepper.
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