Police Investigate YouTuber Caught Abusing Her Dog In Accidentally Released Footage

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 08.08.19
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Brooke Houts is a YouTuber under fire after recently released footage – apparently by accident – showed her abusing her dog.

In her video “plastic wrap prank on my doberman”, many of Houts’s fans believe she accidentally uploaded unedited footage which showed her hitting, shoving and spitting on said dog.

The video was promptly replaced with the intended one, but has since been deleted, after amassing more than 27,000 dislikes and having its comments disabled.

Despite Houts’s best efforts to stop the footage from spreading, it has been making the rounds on social media, with huge Twitter accounts like KEEMSTAR sharing it on the social network.

The footage is fairly distressing, so viewer discretion is advised…

The viral nature of the unedited video proved too much to contain, with it soon garnering the attention of the LAPD’s Animal Cruelty Task Force.

A spokesperson told BuzzFeed News:

LAPD is aware of this incident. Animal Cruelty is looking into this, and there is an open investigation.

Houts responded to the backlash she was getting with a statement posted to Twitter…

In the statement she said the likes of:

I want to clarify that I am NOT a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way, shape or form. Anyone who has witnessed or heard true animal abuse will be able to clearly see that.”

and

In my heart and from the words of the people that spend the most time with me, I know that I am a great dog mom.

She went on to say that she was in a particularly bad mood whilst filming the prank video, explaining that she’s never usually angry like that and with that in mind, still had to teach her dog not to jump up at her like that. She then denied spitting at him.

None of what Houts said really eased the tide, with the responses still heavily against her…

People are now demanding Houts be banned from YouTube.

Images via Twitter, YouTube

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