YouTuber Brooke Houts being investigated for abusing her dog in a video. She also faces a petition to be banned from YouTube.
20-year-old Brooke Houts has more than 300,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. Recently, she accidentally uploaded a video of herself abusing her dog Sphinx. The video was taken down shortly after.
The YouTuber is shown hitting the Doberman when he tries to lick her face. The video further shows Houts kneeling in front of the camera while Sphinx tries to reach her. Brooke then yells “Stop” at the dog and pins him down with her hands. She even spits on him.
Brooke Houts has posted an apology note on her Twitter. It says, “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.”
However, fans are still upset and enraged about the abuse.
The YouTuber now faces a petition to ban her on YouTube. The petition reads, “Does having a bad day excuse hitting your dog? How about pinning your dog to the ground and spitting on him? Does anything excuse this?”
“This wasn’t a mistake,” it continues. “No one hits and spits on a living creature by mistake. If this is what Houts is comfortable doing on camera, what could she be doing to her dog off camera?”
The LAPD has launched an investigation against Brooke as well. They told The Verge, “Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video you’re speaking of and we are currently looking into the matter.”
The details of the investigation are still unknown.
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