Sarah Palin has a message for the animal rights activists who blasted her for applauding her son Trig’s idea to step on the family dog to reach the kitchen sink: Chill!
In a letter to PETA posted on her Facebook page Saturday, the former Republican vice presidential nominee accused the group of having double standards when it comes to expressing outrage:
“Chill,” Palin wrote. “At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.”
On Thursday, Palin posted the controversial photos of Trig, who is 6 and has Down syndrome, standing on the dog, Jill.
“May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward,” Palin wrote in a New Year’s Day message.
On Friday, PETA released a brief statement condemning it.
“It’s odd that anyone — let alone a mother — would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo,” the group said. “Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman, who actually thought it appropriate to be filmed while turkeys were being slaughtered right behind her in full view of the camera.”
"PETA simply believes that people shouldn't step on dogs," PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a separate statement.
In her response, Palin pointed to a photo posted by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” of a child using a dog as a step and President Barack Obama's admission that he ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia as proof of PETA’s hypocrisy.
“Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture?” she asked. “Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?”
The former Alaskan governor lambasted the group for opposing the Iditarod (“the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces,” she declared) and its anti-meat inclinations:
Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar. ”
“Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA,” Palin continued. “A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission — respecting God’s creation and critters.”
“Our pets,” she added, “are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards. Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.”