Tweet by Anne Marie Morris, supporting Dogs Trust does not go down well with some of the charity’s supporters.
Anti-gay equality MP, Anne Marie Morris, who recently had the whip restored, after using a racial slur, has put her name alongside the charity Dogs Trust – an organisation which aims to “bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction”.
The charity has become well-known in the gay community as it regularly attends LGBT+ prides across the country with its huge inflatable yellow dog often one of the highlights of the parade, and using the opportunity to raise money and awareness for its cause.
Ms Morris voted against same-sex marriage in 2013 and was absent from a number of other votes pertaining to the rights of LGBT+ people in the UK. In July she was suspended from the Conservative party when she used the n-word during a Brexit discussion which was recorded by a journalist in attendance.
Happy To Support Dogs Trust
In the tweet, which was sent on the 6th December, days, before Morris had the Tory party whip restored Morris wrote, “Happy to support
@DogsTrust campaign against #puppysmuggling in Parliament yesterday!”
— Anne Marie Morris MP (@AnneMarieMorris) December 6, 2017
The tweet was then retweeted by two Dogs Trust Twitter accounts.
Followers of the charity were quick to respond to the photograph.
Do you really think the UK public are so think as to think you have turned over a new leaf because you hug puppies even black ones.
— Tamelyn (@Tamelyn5) December 12, 2017
Lest we forget…
— Daniel Griffith (@DanielG31017867) December 6, 2017
Presumably as long as the dogs are white
— James Brown (@TheMMAbatman) December 12, 2017
Forgive me for feeling this is somewhat hypocritical & your support is not given with animal welfare in mind, given that you voted against animals being sentient in the #EUWithdrawalBill merely weeks ago.
— ClaireMF70 (@Tweetingteacher) December 6, 2017
Speaking to THEGAYUK.com a spokesperson for Dogs Trust said, “Last week Dogs Trust held an annual event at the House of Commons which all MPs are invited to, Anne was one of 98 MPs and peers who attended. Dogs Trust does not have any MP patrons but engages with MPs across all parties all year round on a raft of dog welfare issues and legislation”.