In the Doghouse: PETA Turns on Ocasio-Cortez for Her Choice in Pets

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to people not liking her. However, I doubt she ever thought the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would express disappointment in her.

The socialist lawmaker dared to own a French bulldog, and this simply isn’t okay in the eyes of PETA.

The former bartender announced her newest family member on social media. “So we just did something big!” Ocasio-Cortez posted to Instagram, “Hey boo boo, hi. Welcome to our family.”

“Ideally we want to work to the point where he can enjoy town halls, be an Amtrak pup, come to the office, etc.,” she posted to Twitter.

I must admit, the pup is cute.

Then came along PETA, raining on any parade they see.

“With millions of dogs, including Frenchies, homeless in shelter cages waiting for homes, @AOC’s choice to publicize getting a purebred puppy is disappointing,” they complained on twitter, “As a person who fights for justice, we doubt she could’ve realized the implications,” it added. “Adoption is the ONLY option.”

The tweet also had a letter attached that read, “Dear Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, You’re a role model for how to live with kindness, so this concerns us. Did you really choose to get a purebred puppy when there are millions of animals in shelters who desperately need homes Please ask your followers to adopt and never buy dogs.”

Initiate eye roll.