YouTuber, Brooke Houts is Under Investigation for Animal Abuse After Viral Video

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Brooke Houts isn’t exactly a household name, but she certainly is this week after she accidentally uploaded the wrong video to her massive Youtube channel. The video, which went completely viral – went viral for all of the wrong reasons and reasons that Houts no doubt, wanted.

The video that garnered her so much attention included clips of her abusing her dog, a Doberman Pincher. The video has since been taken down, but she is now under investigation by the police.

Who is Brooke Houts?

Brooke Houts is a 20-year-old Los Angeles vlogger. She began her vlogging career in 2015 when she was just 15 years old. The majority of her content centers around comedy skits and general vlogging. Houts, for example, is heavily invested in crafting “day in the life” videos. She also utilizes popular tags to craft content.

Houts often features her dog, Sphinx in many of her videos. In fact, Sphinx is featured in several of Houts’ top performers. A video titled “a day in the life of my Doberman puppy” has over 500,000 views.

What did she do to Sphinx in the ‘accidentally uploaded video’?

Houts might have gained a following thanks to her content, but her latest video went viral when she accidentally uploaded unedited content. The unedited video showed Houts screaming, pushing, hitting, and spitting at her dog.

The video received international attention when PETA tweeted about the incident. The animal rights organization has asked YouTube to delete Houts channel entirely. Instead, the platform has taken down the video. The video did violate YouTube’s policy regarding animal abuse.

Under YouTube’s terms of service, content that depicts the abuse of animals will be immediately removed from the platform. According to the company’s terms, a warning is issued for a first offense. Two subsequent violations will result in the termination of the account.

Houts allegedly has a history of complaining about the pet

After the video gained so much attention, TMZ decided to dig deeper into Houts’ past social media posts. TMZ found multiple posts where Houts is openly complaining about her dog. She has ranted about the dog peeing on her bed, pulling her down the steps and allegedly hitting her in the face with his paws. She has also posted videos to YouTube that document her struggles with training the pet.


The dog has allegedly been allowed to stay with Houts while the police department investigates the incident. Houts has halted producing videos in the wake of the scandal. It is not known when or if she’ll return to the platform. She briefly deactivated her Twitter account but has since returned.