California Candidate’s Ad Blocked By Google Due To Hunting Photos
By Tom Knighton
Animal cruelty is a hideous thing. Cases of animal abuse, such as those that landed then NFL quarterback Michael Vick in prison, are unique in their ability to unite the country. We don’t like people abusing animals.
So Google having a policy not to run ads that are linked to animal cruelty seems to make sense. At least in theory.
The problem is that Google has a ridiculous idea of what constitutes “animal cruelty.”
A Placerville man running for California state Senate to fill the seat formerly held by Ted Gaines was disappointed — but not surprised, really — when Google refused to run his advertising that featured him proudly showing a wild turkey he shot on his property in Lotus, along with the gun that bagged the bird.
“That turkey was our Easter dinner last year,” said Theodore Dziuba, whose political career thus far is as a member of the Placerville Planning Commission. “It was taken with a clean shot, from about 10 yards away, during the spring turkey hunting season.”
Dziuba, a self-described lifelong sportsman who always has enjoyed the hunt, posted the photo taken along the bank of the South Fork of the American River on his campaign website …Read the Rest
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