Dem Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got a nice fancy brand new purebred puppy and now she’s being absolutely dogged for it. That’s right, she even gets lashed out at for getting a cute little good boy!
This time it was PETA who slammed AOC for choosing a fancy purebred French bulldog instead of taking one of those helpless homeless rescue dogs from a shelter.
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Not that anyone should really care, but as Greta Thunberg once said… HOW DARE SHE!
I don’t know anything about dogs, but PETA probably does, as reported by the NY Post:
“The dog is pretty clearly a Frenchie and a very young puppy who appears to have been purchased from a breeder,” PETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne told The Post.
The freshman Democrat introduced the pup to her social media followers Tuesday, but has refused to answer questions about the still-unnamed dog’s origins.
Further reported is that AOC wants your suggestions for naming the dog. She asked followers on social media about name choices. She also hinted at doing a Star Trek or NYC/Bronx/Queens name. Well, how about naming the dog Donald Trump? That sounds pretty good, right?
But that’s when PETA jumps in and slams her again. Lots of people slamming AOC this year and it’s only January 10.
“With the millions of homeless dogs out there, you apparently chose to buy a purebred puppy instead of adopting one from an animal shelter,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to AOC on Thursday.
“Right this minute, on Petfinder alone, there are more than 110,000 dogs — including French bulldogs — who need homes. Animal shelters are bursting at the seams with hundreds of thousands more, many of whom will be ‘put to sleep’ for lack of a home,” Newkirk wrote.
“French bulldogs are inbred in order to produce breed-specific traits, which cause health problems that many people who will be influenced by your purchase won’t be able to afford to address,” Newkirk continued.
“They are particularly at risk because their ‘cute’ features plague them with a lifetime of breathing problems, ear and eye infections, skin irritation, a weak stomach, and other issues,” she wrote.
NY Post says AOC has not been responding to requests for comments about this issue.
PETA is also sending her a guide on how to take care of the dog.
Trump should send her a guide for how to take care of her district.
Of all the reasons to dislike AOC, this is not one of them. I could not care less where she gets a dog or what kind of dog she gets. I just know the dog probably won’t like her anyway. Dogs don’t like socialism.