Sarah Palin has a message for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA.
“Chill,” Palin wrote on Facebook Saturday. “At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.”
The former Alaska governor was responding to a massive freak-out by PETA — and others — which was upset at pictures Palin posted on New Year’s Day of her youngest son, Trig, standing on top of Jill, the family’s black Labrador Retriever.
“May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward,” Palin wrote on that post, which showed Jill appearing to be unfazed by Trig’s presence.
“Trig just reminded me. He, determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for ‘up!’, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone,” Palin continued.
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk responded, telling Politico on Friday that “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.”
But Palin called the animal rights organization out on what she sees as its gross double-standard.
“Hey, by the way, remember your “Woman of the Year”, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture?” Palin wrote, linking to a picture DeGeneres posted on Facebook in July of her daughter standing on top of the family dog.
PETA named DeGeneres its “Woman of the Year” in 2009.
“Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?” Palin continued, referring to Obama’s admission that he’s eaten dog meat in the past.
In her pointed message, Palin argued that she and her family actually encompass many of the ideals animal rights activists tend to support — such as allowing animals to live in their element rather than remain cooped up in man-made environs.
“Aren’t you the double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska’s Iditarod – the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces, while some of your pets “thrive” in a concrete jungle where they’re allowed outdoors to breathe and pee maybe once a day?” Palin asked.
“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)?” Palin continued.
“Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA,” the former vice presidential candidate concluded.
“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.”