Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Did You Know Mitt Romney is Listed on Two National Animal Cruelty Registries?

Mitt Romney’s admission that he transported his pet strapped on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour drive has spawned countless late night jokes. Romney himself tries to laugh it off, but we’ve learned new information that is no laughing matter.

Abusing animals has consequences – consequences not even Mitt Romney can avoid. In the wake of his campaign’s 2007 revelation of the “dog-on-roof story,” Mitt Romney’s name was listed by two national animal cruelty registries used to track animal abuse offenders.

The first,, is based in Southfields, NY and is connected to the national Animal Abuse Registry Database Administration System (AARDAS). According to its website, the registry provides “a database enabling animal adoption agencies to research potential adopters for possible prior abuse history within and across state and national lines."  

Mitt Romney’s listing in the registry is for “neglect/abandonment” and can be found here: 

The second registry listing Romney is , a New Hampshire organization that is part of the New Hampshire Governor's Task Force for the Humane Treatment of Animals. It bills itself as "a resource for any organization that deals with animal adoptions.”

Mitt Romney’s listing in the registry can be found here:

Both registries are maintained so that animal welfare organizations, Humane Law Enforcement officials, animal shelters, rescue operations, and breeders can share information about animal abuse offenders and conduct background checks before allowing people to adopt or purchase a pet.

Dogs Against Romney asks: Should the United States of America have a president who isn’t even qualified to adopt a pet?



Anonymous said...

What a vile man! Lets strap him on the top of a space shuttle!

Anonymous said...

I agree! I heard this story last night. I already thought he was a douche. But now I despise him.

Anonymous said...

People need to know this!!
Get the word out!!
With all his money he could fly his dog first class anywhere in the world!!
How cruel!!

Steph said...

I do not see him listed on


Rusty said...

Steph, here:

Anonymous said...

Agh don't vote for him!!! ...Animal hater!

Joyce Lansky said...

Did he not get reported for abusing the dressing horse? It's not just Seamus that proves he's an animal abuser.

Ann Paws said...

Hmmm interesting to know.

Anonymous said...

This is awful. I have said since I was 3 years old that I wanna be a Vet. & after seeing this I can't stand this man he doesn't deserve to be president he desrves to be shoved in a crate & forced to ride on top of a car himself. Animals should be treated the exact way as humans they aren't just creatures that were put on this earth to abuse! :/

Anonymous said...

I hate this. Its just plain awful