Reality dog show axed after leaked footage of pooch being ‘dangled over waterfall’
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Amazon Prime has axed one of its reality shows following furious allegations from animal rights activists.
The Pack, the first series of which aired in November, was not renewed by the streaming giant for a second series.
Presented by Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Vonn, it saw humans and their canine companions embark on "an epic adventure across multiple continents".
However an Amazon Prime spokesperson has denied that the cancellation had anything to do with the concerns of People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (Peta).
The organisation condemned the show after leaking a clip it alleges is unaired footage from the series' filming.
Amazon Prime confirmed that the show was cancelled, but denied it was linked to PETA's condemnation of the show
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The clip shows a human, with a Labrador harnessed onto her, rappelling down a cliff face, the pooch banging into rocks on the way down.
When contacted by The New York Post, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the show was canned, but that it bore no relationship to Peta's condemnation of the show.
Peta's senior vice president Lisa Lange has since said: "Dogs rely on us for everything, including their protection, and anyone who cares about them can breathe a sigh of relief now that The Pack won't be dangling any more dogs over waterfalls.
The footage – which PETA alleges was an un-aired clip from the show – shows a human rappelling down a cliff with a dog attached
"Peta urges anyone who sees an animal being used for a film or television show to report it immediately — just like the kind person who blew the whistle on this detached-from-reality show."
The campaigners also reportedly sent a letter to a programming head to denounce the content of the footage.
Filming for the show was attended by vets and dog experts.
The clip sees a dog bang into rocks
A synopsis for the show read: "Teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another's strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack.
"In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone."
The Mirror has reached out to Amazon for further comment.