- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Malibu-based filmmaker is suing the Humane Society of the United States, claiming it welched on an agreement to promote his documentary in return for a $1 million donation.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1jY6Cxu ) says Hiroshi Horiike sued Thursday in a Los Angeles County court.

The filmmaker says the society agreed to promote his movie “Eating Happiness,” a documentary about the dog meat trade in Asia, and to make sure federal legislation passed banning U.S. dog meat consumption.

Horiike says the society didn’t follow through after receiving the first $500,000 installment in August.

Chief executive Wayne Pacelle says the Humane Society already has a global anti-dog meat campaign and it takes time to develop federal legislation. Pacelle says the society offered to return the filmmaker’s donation but he refused.

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