After unleashing howls of protest after reports that he strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon Romney tried to dismiss the controversy with a jab at PETA.
CNN: “He scrambled up there every time we went on trips, got in all by himself and enjoyed it,” Romney said of the Irish Setter.
Romney also conceded any endorsement of his candidacy by the group was unlikely.
“PETA has not been my fan over the years. PETA was after me for having a rodeo at the Olympics,” he said in reference to his role as chief executive of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. “PETA was unhappy when I went quail hunting in Georgia, and they’re not happy that my dog likes fresh air.”
Some are still all up in paws over the incident.
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