An Instagram user has come under fire for putting her pet dog in a washing machine and posting the footage online to gain more followers.
According to Metro, a woman by the name of Tamara Rothman who lives in Argentina, has resorted to putting her pet dog in a washing machine in an attempt to increase her number of followers on Instagram.
In the above video, the dog, Coco, is evidently traumatized by being trapped inside the washing machine and is struggling to get out.
When the drum of the washing machine started rotating, Coco struggles as he tries to find some solid ground for his paws and a way to get out, until the washing machine comes to a standstill.
The video quickly spread online and amongst the netizens who were shocked to see the video, some criticized the Rothman for “animal abuse.”
Rothman then quickly removed her posts and deactivated her Instagram account.
Within a few hours, she re-activated her account again with a video of a happy-looking Coco playing on a green lawn.
Rothman wrote to clarify that “Coco was only about 10 seconds in the washing machine”, “I regard Coco as my own son. But nevertheless, I want to apologize to those who were shocked by my excessive behavior.”
However, her apology certainly did not appease the netizens who continued to rage over her actions by leaving her comments such as “This is obviously an abuse”, “This is making me mad” and etc.