No I'm not claiming that all Republicans hate doggies and kitties. Most are responsible and caring pet owners. But like a majority of Muslims, far too many Republican leaders, and their supporters, seem unable to understand that it is no longer acceptable in American to treat pets as livestock.
Back in the late 1980's the Romney family was preparing to take a family vacation. It was going to be a drive from Boston to Ontario. They'd packed the car and discovered they'd forgot to leave room in the car for their Irish Setter Seamus. Mitt's solution was to strap the dog carrier to the roof of the family station wagon. For twelve hours their dog was exposed to the elements and what ever came flying down the road.
When confronted about this decision, Romney insisted that Seamus enjoyed riding atop the vehicle noting he got in all by himself and enjoyed it. So this is why the family station wagon was covered with dog shit by the end of the trip? Not only was this an illegal way to transport a pet, but if you wouldn’t strap your child to the roof of the car, you have no business doing that to the family dog. Mitt has no excuse not knowing this. The fact that Mitt doesn't understand this, speaks volumes against his being a leader of anything in this country.
In the 1970's, while a medical student at Harvard Medical School, former Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee Bill Frist performed medical experiments on shelter cats. By his own account, Frist improperly obtained these cats from Boston animal shelters, falsely telling shelter staff he was adopting the cats as pets. Once again he should have known better. Do we really want public officials lacking a basic sense of right or wrong making decisions for us!?!
Judith Giuliani, one of Rudy Giuliani's many wives was discovered to have been involved in surgeries on live dogs to demonstrate medical products. The dogs were later killed. The only purpose of the operations was to sell medical equipment. When asked about the animal's suffering, Judith commented that live dogs were necessary, because dead dogs don't bleed. when Rudy was asked to comment, he stated [s]he has spent her life in medicine, medical science. She has spent her life saving lives. I guess just not the live's of animals.
Karl MC Rove joked that he likes to tear the tops off of small animals in his spare time. Isn't this the early sign of a sociopath?
Bathes in the blood of kittens to maintain her youthful appearance, ... or maybe it was the blood of virgins...