Leaked Video of Ceaser Emanuel Abusing Dogs Prompts Criminal Investigation

Published by Madison VonSosen.

PETA is asking for cruelty-to-animals charges to be filed against former Black Ink Crew star Ceaser Emanuel after a video showing him apparently abusing dogs was posted online. The two-minute video, reportedly captured by a home security camera in his home, appears to show the reality star kicking one dog and hitting him twice with a folding chair and placing another dog in a cage before pushing him down a hill.

The video quickly went viral on social media, and VH1 (the network on which Black Ink Crew airs) terminated him soon thereafter. Emanuel evidently admitted to the video’s portrayed actions but inexplicably claimed that he was merely breaking up a fight between his dogs. Fulton County Animal Services, on the other hand, claims that the statute of limitations hasn’t expired and that he can still be charged.

“Animal abusers are often repeat offenders,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange. “And this dangerous person must be held accountable and barred from owning any animal.”

Witnessing animal abuse can be very traumatic, especially if you aren’t sure what to do about it. The most important steps are to become familiar with your local anti-cruelty laws, find out which agency handles cruelty complaints, and learn how to follow up to make sure an investigation is conducted. For detailed information on filing an animal cruelty complaint, please see “What to Do If You Spot Animal Abuse.”

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