Twenty-year-old YouTuber Brooke Houts, who is from LA, accidentally uploaded a video of herself abusing her dog. The original title of the video was “plastic wrap prank on my Doberman.”
Houts is known to include her Doberman named Sphynx in her videos to garner more views.
In the video, Houts is seen screaming and hitting her dog’s face. She also grabbed Sphynx by the fur and forced him down to the floor, then proceeded to spit on him.
Knowing that she made a mistake, she immediately deleted the video and put up a new one that was carefully edited.
The original video has been downvoted nearly 30,000 times and people have not forgotten about it.
Her subscribers went from 340,000 to 330,000.
Houts then released a statement on Twitter and apologized, but denied ever spitting on her dog.
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I’m sure we’ve all seen the horrible video accidentally uploaded by @brookehouts to her YouTube. She is exactly the type of owner no dobie should have. She’s abusive & mean to an animal that wasn’t doing anything even remotely aggressive. . . #brookehouts #doberman #dobermansofig #dobermanpinscher #dobiesrule #largebreeddogs #animalabuse
She said that the way she treats her dog in her previous videos is really the way she is.
“The bubbly, happy-go-lucky Brooke that you often see in my videos is typically an accurate representation of me, but it’s obvious that I’m playing up my mood in this video when I’m clearly actually frustrated.”
She admitted that she didn’t have to hurt her dog like that, but as an owner, she had to discipline him.
“When my 75 lb. Doberman is jumping up in my face with his mouth open, I do, as a dog parent, have to show him that this behavior is unacceptable. But I want to make it known, REGARDLESS of what my dog does, I should not have acted that way towards him.”
Houts also said that her dog did not feel any pain during the process, because if he did, then he would have acted different. Moreover, she mentions that they are about to get a dog trainer, and said that anyone who knows her knows that she has “immense love for animals.”
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Brooke Houts, une youtubeuse suivie par 340K personnes, poste par erreur une vidéo où elle frappe et crache sur son chien. L’influenceuse à posté des excuses sur Twitter, blâmant son chien d’être « trop énergique » et qu’elle était dans un « mauvais jour » et qu’il ne fallait pas en tenir compte. Son chien, un doberman, une race réputée pour être effectivement très énergique, risque de lui être retiré. [SUITE EN STORY] #brookehouts #tea #spillthetea #french
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty has already been involved in the situation.
“LAPD is aware of this incident. Animal Cruelty is looking into this, and there is an open investigation.”
In Los Angeles, a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty is punishable by no more than one year in County jail and/or a fine of no more than $1,000 but a felony charge of animal cruelty is punishable by between 16 months and three years in California state prison and/or a fine of no more than $20,000.
#brookehouts is a monster. Someone needs to rescue that poor dog.
— Commish (@Commish88) August 9, 2019
What you did is not training or an attempt at training. It is abuse. No trainer would have told you to do anything you did. All you can do to redeem yourself and fix this is get the dog a humane home and get yourself into therapy. I offer to take the dog. @yashar
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) August 9, 2019
— Nick “Payroll” Snider (@itsNICKSNIDER) August 9, 2019
you don’t have to lie about spitting on your dog sis, we saw the footage, be an adult and fess up to it, other wise you’re making your self look like a liar, and a liar and animal abuser is not a good look on you pic.twitter.com/Rs4bscnqKJ
— knjhearts (@oliviac91897446) August 9, 2019
Girl you FUNNY that you think we’d feel sorry for your sorry ass😂 I feel sorry for the poor dog,animals are just like humans, they don’t hit us tho. I’m thinking tho some people need to hold you down and hit you, scream “stop” then spit on you. Would you like that? @brookehouts pic.twitter.com/gtAJmFTPTU
— 𝓔𝓶𝓶𝓪 (@emmalxuisee) August 9, 2019
YouTube about to get her OUTTA here. Racism? Transphobia? Maybe. But ANIMAL ABUSE? She’s done. https://t.co/sH8LU6CrD9
— Marsha McLanahan (@5HAHEM) August 7, 2019
Scientists claim they have found the cure to baldness.
Scientists from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual conference in Los Angeles, California and revealed their research.
The scientists, with the use of pluripotent stem cells, basically created follicles that are able to grow through skin, which in turn according to them, can cure baldness.
The experiment was done on mice. The scientists took human cells, inserted the follicles, and proceeded to observe. They used special scaffolds to give direction to the growth of the follicles.
The hairs grew through the scaffolds. The mice were soon covered in human hairs.
The experiment was considered a success, now the scientists are looking for human subjects. The way this would go is that they would just take the same cells from the same human so the immune system won’t be affected too much.
“Our new protocol described today overcomes key technological challenges that kept our discovery from real-world use. Now we have a robust, highly controlled method for generating natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using an unlimited source of human iPSC-derived dermal papilla cells. This is a critical breakthrough in the development of cell-based hair-loss therapies and the regenerative medicine field,” says Dr. Alexey Terskikh, one of the scientists of the study.
Terskikh has done the same procedure back in 2015 but failed because they couldn’t control how much hair was growing, but this time they are able to do so as well as control the direction.
Dr. Richard Chaffoo, an adviser for Stemson Technologies said, “Hair loss profoundly affects many people’s lives. A significant part of my practice involves both men and women who are seeking solutions to their hair loss, I am eager to advance this groundbreaking technology, which could improve the lives of millions of people who struggle with hair loss.”
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Teens are known to be plump junk food-consumers favouring burgers, french fries, and sugary drinks over diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Apparently, this unhealthy eating habit has serious health consequences on teenage girls.
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that a diet rich in sugar, carbohydrates, processed meats as well as margarine is very damaging among girls at a period when their mammary glands are still developing.
To arrive at this conclusion, a team of researchers led by Karin Michels utilized data from 45,204 women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study II. Participants in this study answered questionnaires about their diet during high school. Adult diets were assessed during a food frequency questionnaire for a duration of 22 years.
Using a method previously created that links diet with inflammatory markers in the blood, each woman’s diet was given an inflammatory score.
Results showed that 870 of the female participants who completed the high school frequency questionnaire had premenopausal breast cancer, while 490 were diagnosed with postmenopausal breast cancer.
“Our results suggest that a habitual diet that promotes chronic inflammation when consumed during adolescence or early adulthood may indeed increase the risk of breast cancer in younger women before menopause,” Michels explained.
Michels added that a woman’s breast cancer risk is influenced by a number of factors including genetic predisposition, lifestyle and demographics. Their study suggests that a habitual diet or early adulthood diet which promotes chronic inflammation can be another factor.
Researcher believe that the mammary gland, which develops during adolescence and early adulthood, becomes particularly susceptible to lifestyle factors. They suggested the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and legumes and discourages high intake of sugar, refined carbohydrates, red and processed meats as well as soda.