Dog breeder who posted video of puppy snorting cocaine from his hand draws flak, RSPCA launches investigation
The video shows the puppy sniffing white powder from someone's hand that appears to be cocaine, but the breeder himself claims otherwise
Scott Windrum, a 29-year-old dog breeder from Milton Keynes, Bucks, is under investigation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) after a video of him letting his dog sniff a white powder from his hand surfaced online.
The video has outraged animal lovers online, who believe that Windrum should be jailed for the crime of dosing a puppy with cocaine.
The video appears to show that Windrum has been letting his three-month-old English bulldog, Lilac Trei, sniff cocaine from someone's' hand, although the white powder has not been clearly identified.
The dog breeder then reportedly posted the video online to show his friends and followers. Windrun had purchased Lilac Trei from a dog breeder shortly before the video had been posted.
Once the video hit the internet, outraged animal lovers immediately informed the RSPCA, who are now investigating the video. According to The Sun, a source has said, “The breeder who sold the puppy is devastated. He feels responsible. He checked Windrum out online on Instagram and did his due diligence, so he can’t believe what has happened."
Even if the video was faked, the source believes that even joking about dosing a dog with drugs is apprehensible, adding, "Anyone who really loves dogs would never even joke about this. Giving a puppy a line of cocaine could kill it — and for what? To get a few laughs on Snapchat? He's sick if you ask me."
According to Windrun himself, the video has been taken out of context, and he is completely innocent of the crime he's being accused of.
He claims that a friend of his was merely feeding his puppy standard worming powder, and his friend posted the video online. He said, "Why would I ever give a dog a substance? I’m a dog breeder and dog lover."