As an answer to the 'gentleman' who claims dogs are not his bet friend, I have to respond because it really rattles my bones.
Mr. Hodge, honestly how often have you stepped into doggie poo? I bet never, just letting us know how much you hate dogs.
People who don't like animals do like people even lesser. But that's your privilege.
However, to claim to chain dogs to a picnic table, shutting them up in a basement room and to ignore and neglect them is straightforward cruelty to an animal, is something I do not think you like to have applied to yourself.