Palin to PETA: 'Chill, at Least Trig Didn't Eat the Dog'
Like that Barack Obama did
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2015 8:00 AM CST
In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin and PETA, both entities more than a little fond of picking fights, have found each other at last and don't appear to be letting go: The latest salvo in the squabble over Palin's photo of son Trig standing on the family dog in order to help with the dishes—a sign of overcoming adversity in the eyes of mom, and a sign of mom's "hard-hearted obliviousness" in the eyes of the animal rights organization—comes via a Facebook post in which Palin advises PETA to "chill" because "at least Trig didn’t eat the dog." The dog-eating reference is a dig at the current inhabitant of the Oval Office, via his memoir Dreams From My Father, notes Politico, in which President Obama discusses eating dog meat in Indonesia. Palin asks, "Did you go crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dog meat?"

"Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, 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 filthy standards," continues the post. Palin also posted photos including a similar child-standing-on-dog picture posted by PETA's 2009 woman of the year, Ellen DeGeneres, questioning the group's hypocrisy. PETA's response, via its president Ingrid Newkirk is a bit tepid at first: "PETA simply believes that people shouldn’t step on dogs." Then it heads into familiar territory: "Palin’s Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."