They say that one way for you to truly know someone is by taking a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. In the case of Ninna Mandin, the words of wisdom advised by J.K. Rowling speak a volume of truth.
In choosing the person you’d marry, it is very important to get to know each other well. The 26-year-old Ninna Mandin from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thought she had everything figured out. She already found the apple of her eyes and was planning for their wedding. That is until she took a closer look at her dog.
Ninna has a soft spot for animals, especially for her French Bulldog. Days after planning for the wedding, the 26-year-old woman noticed bruises and blue spots appearing in the body of her beloved pet. Clueless about the reason behind the bruises and swellings, Ninna decided to set-up security cameras hidden inside her home.
Checking the video recorded by the hidden camera, Ninna was beyond surprised when her question was finally answered. There in the footage was her fiancee brutally abusing one of her dogs.
According to the 26-year-old woman, she already had an inkling that something was not right when she noticed the bruises and the spots on her dog’s body. Her dogs’ behavior towards her ex-fiancee did not escape her observant eyes as well, she noticed how scared they were of him.
“They became really scared of him. After that, the wounds started to appear and the vet couldn’t explain where they were coming from. That’s when I decided to install a camera in the living room,” Ninna recalled.
After leaving the camera she had installed for days. Ninna admitted that she could not believe what the footage was showing her. She could not believe that her fiancee was capable of hurting and kicking one of her dogs brutally.
It was during that moment that all of the feelings she had for her fiancee disintegrated. “I’m not even thinking about the wedding. My pain is seeing what the dogs suffered,” Ninna shared.
Without having any second thoughts, Ninna talked to her ex-fiancee and called the wedding off. Nothing convinced the 26-year-old woman to hear her ex-fiancee’s explanation nor give him a second chance.
For Ninna, her love and care for her dogs are non-negotiable. The dog lover shared that if not for the footage, she would have never thought that her ex-fiancee would be capable of doing such disgusting cruelty.
Apparently, whenever Ninna is around, her ex-fiancee had always seemed to be a caring, charming, and affectionate person. In fact, he would even take his time to play with Ninna’s beloved dogs. Disappointingly, his kind demeanor changes every time Ninna would turn her back against him.
“It was a shock, because we think we know people, but in reality we don’t,” Ninna said, expressing her disappointment. “But now, I want justice before the law.”
Aside from calling the wedding off, Ninna escalated her discovery to the police. In addition, she also released the video of her ex-fiancee, assaulting her dog, online to expose his true colors to the public’s eyes. Ninna did not stop at that, she also organized an online petition so that her ex-fiancee could be charged with animal cruelty. As of now, her petition has touched and convinced over 30,000 people to join her cause.
If there was one thing that Ninna is thankful of, it is the fact that she had already discovered the true colors of her boyfriend before she could share the rest of her life with him.
Dogs are angels here on earth; they are one of the few creatures on our planet who is capable of loving someone greater than themselves. They are pure, innocent, caring, and faithful. No dog nor animal deserve to be abused.
Ninna may have lost her fiancee, the man her heart used to beat for. But looking at the bright side, at least she was able to save herself from a possible toxic and abusive marriage life. May Ninna’s story be a reminder to every one of us how important it is to really get to know the person we would marry.
WARNING: The video below contains sensitive footage that is not suitable for children due to the violence it shows. Watch at your own discretion.
Photos and Video | Ninna Mandin and LiveLeak