It's been five years since the story first surfaced in the Boston Globe of Mitt Romney and the now infamous Crate-Gate. It all started back in 1983 when the now-presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney went on a 12-hour car ride with his Irish Setter, Seamus, stuck inside a dog crate and strapped to the roof of his car.
As Romney gets closer to maybe becoming the Republican nominee for President, Crate-Gate just won't go away! I mean, Seamus the dog has it's own wikipedia page and there numerous websites calling out the politician for the incident.
Both Mitt and his wife Ann have tried to defend their actions recently, but you can't really defend sticking a dog on the roof for 12 hours, can you? I'm just saying.
PETA hasn't changed their opinion about Romney's actions either.
“Mitt Romney's dog, Seamus, was strapped to the roof of the car for the duration of the family's 12-hour trip…He reacted to this extreme stress by losing control of his bowels. A dog may choose to put his face in the wind from the security of a car seat, but we're confident that no one, dog or human, would choose to go through a terrifying ordeal like Seamus'” says PETA in a statement.
Mitt once said that Seamus “loved it.”
Yeah, it's pretty common to sh-t your pants when you love something so much. Sarcasm aside, Ann adds that the dog loved going on vacations. I'm sure the dog “loved” the vacation, but the whole stuck on the roof thing…not so much.
PETA adds, “Transporting your companion animal in the cargo area is dangerous, terrifying, and potentially deadly. Companion animals are part of our families, so of course many of us want to take them along on vacations. When traveling by car, make sure to secure your dog or cat inside the car with a seatbelt or kennel.”
You hear that, Romney?!