As a general rule, we like to keep things lighthearted, inspiring, and heartwarming here on Unleashed. But when a friend pointed us to this absolutely appalling video, we knew we had to call it out.
An Instagram account called Rich Kids of London appears to exist for no good reason beyond British teenagers flaunting their wealth. And yet, with over 424K followers, it has major reach on social media. So when they shared this video of a kid polishing his Maserati with a puppy, it was viewed over 64K times and received hundreds of comments—many of which were defending the post.
Despite the video’s assertion that “No puppy was harmed in this video – all smiles and tail wags here” we see no happy faces—just a very frightened little dog being used as a prop in some spoiled kids’ games. We are horrified to think of the copycat actions it may inspire.
Since the video’s publication two weeks ago, it has been called out by animal rights activists and repeatedly reported, but it remains live.
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