LAPD investigating YouTuber who appeared to abuse dog in video
The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into YouTube creator Brooke Houts after a viral video captured Houts appearing to abuse her dog.
“Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video you’re speaking of and we are currently looking into the matter,” an LAPD media representative told The Verge.
The video shows Houts, who has more than 330,000 subscribers, recording a video, and seemingly smacking and spitting on her dog intermittently. The unedited version of the video was uploaded to YouTube as a mistake and was taken down shortly after. YouTube did not respond to the The Verge about whether further action is being taken against Houts’ channel at the time of writing. The site…