Most of the main stream media are bleating about some animal cruelty being carried out during the making of a film. The film is about the end of the Zeppelin and includes the dog of a cabaret artist who is opposed to Hitler and played by Hannes Jaenicke.
They say that forcing a dog to raise it’s paw in a Heil Hitler style salute is cruel and demeaning to the animal and that it pays reverence to an evil man.
First off when did an animal learn about cruelty. Secondly when did an animal learn about Adolf Hitler. Thirdly doesn’t sticking a paw out for shaking look like a Heil salute so how can it be cruel to the animal, it’s not doing anything painful.
The whole point of the dog saluting was to demean Hitler and to mock him. That’s why Tor Borg was arrested and questioned about his dog Jackie who did a similar thing during WWII – because the Nazis were concerned about any criticism of their rule seeing it as sedition. In actual fact it was Tor’s wife who nicknamed the dog Adolf because of the way the dog raised his paw.
Germany is still very touchy about anything to do with Hitler, even if it is to mock him. In 2007 a German pensioner was fined for training his dog to raise his paw when told “salute”. Weirdly, the authorities (the same everywhere – no imagination) tried to put the dog down even though the dog was only following orders. This probably explains some of the hoo-hah about the training of the dog.
But if anything this shows that it’s not the dog that is dumb, it’s the animal rights campaigners. Those who put the rights of animals above humans. The story is all about publicity for the German film “Hindenburg” shown on RTL but the politically correct animal rights campaigners fell for it hook line and sinker and trotted out their standard spiel and made themselves look like fools.