The controversy erupted last week when TMZ posted leaked footage that appeared to show a German shepherd named Hercules shoved into a pool against his will.
It makes me angry, Quaid said on Monday. I never saw any abuse of any animal. And if there had been, I would have walked.
Quaids words somewhat echoed a statement released Monday by the films animal trainers, who said the footage was falsely edited and defamatory.
Quaid told Ellen DeGeneres that he had doubts about the video.
I would not be on a set that had any kind of abuse toward animals any animals or people. … I dont think this video tells the whole story, he said on Mondays Ellen.
DeGeneres noted that the movie was shot in 2015 and questioned the motive of someone waiting this long to disclose such controversial footage.
If you care about a dog, the next day that video should have been released, DeGeneres said.
A Dogs Purpose, which tells the story of a dog whos reincarnated through several lifetimes and owners, opens Friday.
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