’90 Day Fiance’: Corey Rathgeber Puts Dog in Danger – Fans Call Out Animal Cruelty?

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Corey Rathgeber is in hot water again – and this time it has nothing to do with Evelin Villegas. He recently posted a picture with his dog that has many 90 Day Fiance fans concerned. With some bashing the American man and calling him out for animal cruelty. What’s the latest?

90 Day Fiance: Corey Rathgeber Called Out for Animal Cruelty

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way alum Corey Rathgeber recently posted a pic with his dog. It seems he decided to reenact the iconic scene from The Lion King where the baboon Rafiki holds cub Simba up high on the cusp of Pride Rock for all to see. Corey Rathgeber even quoted the famous film in his IG update.

But, what has some 90 Day Fiance fans up in arms is the way he chose to go about it. He’s holding his dog up high in the pic. And, it looks like he is holding him over a very steep area. Some 90 Day Fiance followers expressed worry for the “poor doggy” and commented that he was irresponsible for putting the pet in that position.

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90 Day Fiance: Corey Defends His Actions

Corey Rathgeber attempted to pre-empt the criticism before it even started. He wrote that the dog “was in no danger”. And, he even defended the “drop” that he held the animal over. He said the angle of the photo makes it look like a “straight drop”. But, he said that’s not the case.

The area Corey Rathgeber was in is called Mitchell Point in Oregon. A closer look at the bluff shows a ledge below where Corey was standing that isn’t shown in his picture. Whether there is enough room for a dog to safely land if dropped will probably be debated by fans for a while.


Despite his attempt to pre-empt the backlash, some fans don’t buy it. They said the dog looks distressed in the photo and, dogs tend to squirm and wriggle when you pick them up.

However, some 90 Day Fiance show fans liked the pictures and think Corey nailed the imagery.

Corey Rathgeber added that he loves dogs and “all animals”. And, he said his pet was never in harm’s way.

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Corey Rathgeber Extending Fame?

Some viewers see a stunt like this as an attention-grab from Corey Rathgeber. Users on IG commented on the fact that this looks like the sort of thing one would do to remain in the spotlight and stay relevant. 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way is in the books. And, many followers see this as a way to stay relevant.

Corey did similar things in recent weeks, like spending a night out on the town in Las Vegas with fellow cast member Larissa Dos Santos Lima. That kicked off a social media war between Larissa and Evelin Villegas – and put Corey Rathgeber in the middle.

In addition, he attended a meet and greet with David Toborowsky, Annie Suwan, and Benjamin Taylor in Arizona. Meanwhile, he spent the next few days with the married pair and updated his IG with his activities.

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