Sarah Palin Tells PETA to Chill Out, Her Son Didn't Eat The Family Dog
One politician's ongoing feud with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been reignited, after Sarah Palin asked PETA to "chill" in a Facebook post. On her page, Palin wrote on Saturday:
If you haven't been following this dramatic saga, Palin's rant was in reference to PETA's response to a New Year's day Facebook post of her 6-year-old son, Trig — who has Down's Syndrome — stepping on the family dog, Jill Hadassah, to get to the kitchen sink. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, then said in a statement to Politico that the photos was "inappropriate," adding:
And if we know the woman we all strongly question, Palin is not one to take things lying down. She challenged PETA's silence on Ellen DeGeneres, who posted a similar picture of a boy standing on a dog, and when President Obama wrote in his memoir of eating dog meat in Indonesia. She wrote:
Newkirk, on behalf of PETA, fired back at the former governor of Alaska with a caustic reference to the former vice-presidential candidate's infamously saying she could see Russia from her house in Alaska, in a statement on POLITICO:
But perhaps one of Palin's accusations that stung PETA the most was about the renegade animal rights group not practicing what it preached:
Ouch. That Russia thing will haunt Palin forever.
While it really can't be said that this PETA-Palin feud is in any way surprising — PETA once slammed the former lawmaker for carrying out a Thanksgiving turkey pardoning while turkeys were being slaughtered in the background — it does seem like both sides, both radicals on opposite ends of the spectrum, might yet have the energy to keep this dispute going.