Dog Lovers to Protest Mitt at Westminster Dog Show

The Dogs Against Romney 'Super Pack' not happy with how he treated his pooch

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 14, 2012 1:31 AM CST | Updated Feb 14, 2012 1:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Dog lovers are still hounding Mitt Romney over his treatment of a family pet on a road trip in 1983. The Dogs Against Romney "Super Pack" plans to hold a protest outside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to "ensure pet lovers are aware that Mitt Romney is mean to dogs," ABC reports. The group wants to make sure voters know about the time Romney drove from Boston to Canada with the family dog, Seamus, in a kennel strapped to the roof of the car.

Romney has brushed off the story when asked about it in interviews, although some of his GOP rivals have brought it up, and it featured in a Saturday Night Live skit over the weekend. "We want to help get the word out,” the group's creator tells Reuters. “We’ll be anti-Mitt Romney until he explains to the satisfaction of dog owners why he thinks it’s OK to put a dog on the roof of his car." His website offers T-shirts and bumper stickers for sale, and regularly posts photos of member dogs riding in cars with the slogan "I ride inside."

Dogs don't belong on top of cars, Dogs Against Romney says.
Dogs don't belong on top of cars, Dogs Against Romney says.   (YouTube)
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