London Miner a woman from Boise Idaho can be seen in a video posted to social media punching her dog with boxing gloves until the dog screeches in pain.
Initially posted to Snapchat the video has gone viral on multiple platforms especially on Facebook where different versions of the video have been shared and seen by millions.
The Idaho Humane Society launched an investigation into the incident and London Miner after receiving “an overwhelming number of phone calls and emails” in regards to the viral video.
Miner has been interviewed by a Humane Officer who works for the Idaho Humane Society and the investigation is at the moment being reviewed by the prosecutor’s office said the Humane Society.
Warning: Do not click to watch the video below if you are sensitive to animal abuse.
In the video, London Miner can be seen violently punching her German Shepherd a total of 10 times with boxing gloves on.
When the video first plays you can hear someone in the background yell out:
“We’re boxing animals. Where’s Sarah McLachlan?”
McLachlan, a Canadian singer-songwriter, is a famous animal rights activist and has been part of many end-animal-cruelty commercials on tv and internet ad campaigns.
At the end of the video, Miner lands a blow to the dog’s head that makes them yelp out in pain and miss Miner can be heard saying “I hit him so hard I felt that through …” and the video then cuts off mid-sentence.
The video went viral on May 4th and on that same day the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) responded to the outcry against Miner and her actions by opening the investigation and announcing it via their Facebook page.
The IHS stated on that Facebook post:
“This morning the individual was identified and we sent a Humane Officer to discuss the situation. The investigation is currently pending review at the local prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.”
If charges are filed against Miner by prosecutors it would likely be for 25-3518. BEATING AND HARASSING ANIMALS. The IHS said in the Facebook post:
“Every person who cruelly whips, beats or otherwise maliciously treats any animal, or maliciously harasses with a dog any cattle, horses, sheep, hogs or other livestock shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished in accordance with section 25-3520A, Idaho Code.”
Such a misdemeanor charge can result in a maximum prison sentence of six months and a fine of up to $5,000 fine, according to the Idaho Statesman.
London’s father is Aaron Miner a police officer in Ada County Idaho. He has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for more than a decade and in that time has been involved in a use of force case and numerous other allegations have been made of misconduct.
Officer Miner’s first role with the Sheriff’s Office was as a School Resource Officer at Eagle High from 2005 to 2016. He is currently a patrol deputy, a role he has played since 2005 as well.
Aaron was an infantry platoon sergeant for the United States Army.
In a Facebook comment, Aaron defended his daughter’s actions saying:
“Dog is good. [Lodon] is getting threatened like you wouldn’t believe. That dog beats the crap out of our dogs and they all play much harder than that. It’s very silly. But now we are all dealing with people threatening to come to my house and “cut” [and] “f*** her up.”
At this point, you may be feeling hopeless but you can help! Contact the police department at 208-570-6160 or 208-377-6790.
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