One reason to go out and vote may not be the most important, but it is the most adorable. Because once again, people are taking their dogs out to polling stations.
Dogs are affable creatures who find joy in many things. Sometimes it’s the simple things – like treats or balls. Other times, it’s the giddy thrill of democracy in action:
It's that time of year again!
We love seeing all your #dogsatpollingstations – especially if their owners are voting Labour!
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— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) May 3, 2018
— Richard de Lioncourt #FBPE 🇪🇺 (@Geestar86) May 3, 2018
Jeremy Corbyn was so happy to see dogs at his local polling station that he – wait – that’s not Jeremy Corbyn:
— SJL Heating (@SJLheating) May 3, 2018
It’s not just Labour, however. Look at this sausage dog. Look how happy he is to have that Tory rosette pinned to his breast. Just look. JUST LOOK AT HIS LITTLE EYES:
— Amin Haque (@_AminHaq) May 3, 2018
Other dogs are helping their owners draw attention to important issues like Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).
— Aileen Barnard (@dibleydogs) May 3, 2018
In it together
It isn’t just dogs, either. There’s a whole menagerie of animals showing up.
Cats may pretend to be disinterested in the affairs of humanity, but their attraction to polling stations shows otherwise:
Time for one of those truly awful days in the calendar 🙀
The #LocalElections means Twitter will be overrun with pictues of #DogsAtPollingStations
So here are some #CatsAtPollingStations for balance#LocalElections2018 pic.twitter.com/0ob64CfAVI
— Evie the Cat (@HMCabinetCat) May 2, 2018
This next one reminds us that, sometimes, it’s the slow and steady challenger who wins over their flash opponent:
— Neil Slorance (@neilslorance) May 3, 2018
Lots of animals are voting, and we’re all ‘ferret’:
In #Cumbria Agatha Ferret answers the call of her ancient polecat ancestors and for one glorious day becomes The Pollcat. #ferretsatpollingstations not just #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/aLjdRgdb0n
— Alison (@AtticusTheFitch) May 3, 2018
— Save the Rhino (@savetherhino) May 3, 2018
Voting is so important it’s even brought animals together:
— Hannah Monaghan (@H_Ingram) May 3, 2018
Get out and vote!
Don’t spend too long looking at these precious animals, however. If elections are being held in your area, you need to get out and vote! Dogs like Hugo are watching to see that you do:
— dane clarke (@jollydane96) May 3, 2018
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