Partisan Politics? I’m On The Side Of The Dogs [Dog Files Opinion]

Partisan Politics? I’m On The Side Of The Dogs [Dog Files Opinion]

In June of this year I was privileged enough to attend the BlogPaws conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and meet one of the most inspiring and wonderful people: Kenn Bell, Creator of The Dog Files.

Kenn has been building The Dog Files for around five years now and has done some of the most amazing web video series revolving around dogs, he has even had a special on Animal Planet called Hero Dogs of 9/11 which is the most moving piece I have ever seen.

I have had the most amazing opportunity to build a friendship with Kenn since the conference and help him with some stories for The Dog Files. Recently, he shared the story I wrote regarding Congressman Steve King and his comments surrounding dogfighting.
I have made it clear that I am leaving partisan politics out of it, I don’t care what party you are affiliated with- if you are against the humane and ethical treatment of dogs (or any animal) I am against you, plain as that.

Recently, Kenn has been attacked via comments and emails after sharing the story I wrote.. ,any people attacking him regarding the story being of  left/democrat influence, being un-true, right vs. left/left vs. right… you get the idea.

Kenn and I take the same stand on this, and we are on the side of Dog Politics.

Below is the piece Kenn wrote in response to these attacks, I ask anyone who reads it to head over to The Dog Files website and Facebook and show Kenn you are on the dog’s side- which is all that really matter in the end.

Kenn, Thank You for everything you do to help dogs!

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” -Immanuel Kant.

[From] So this week I had a few folks that were angry because I didn’t publish their comments on the DF website about the Congressman Steve King story. It was the typical left against right/right against left screaming. They both said the story was false. They both said I wrote it, which I didn’t (which makes me wonder if they even read it.) They both repeatedly tried to attack me via comments on the Dog Files site, contacting me through email, twitter and one saying hateful things about me on their facebook page. They said how dare I delete their comments when we live in a free society.Well, I hate to break it to them, but the Dog Files has a policy of not feeding the trolls and we are only a free society to people who are respectful to me, the others folks who spend time here, and the dogs. I haven’t spent the majority of the last five years trying to help dogs, for someone to mosey on in here and cast aspersions on my character.I didn’t delete their posts because I disagree with them, I deleted their posts because they attacked me viciously, convinced I was part of some leftwing smear machine against there man. And that tells me one thing. They clearly have no idea who I am. If they did they would that the Dog Files doesn’t do partisan politics, we do DOGGIE POLITICS. I don’t care what party you belong to… [continue reading]


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