Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) sparked a controversy on Thursday with a photo of her son Trig stepping on her pet dog to reach the sink.
Palin put the photo on Facebook in a post wishing her fans a happy New Year.
PETA blasted Palin for the photo in a Tuesday statement.
“t’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 statement reads. “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.”
But Palin would have none of it, and on Saturday tried to turn the controversy on President Obama.
“Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog,” Palin wrote in an open letter to PETA on Facebook. “Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?”
Palin continued to bash PETA in a lengthy post:
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”.
PETA then hit back at Palin in another statement on Saturday.
“PETA simply believes that people shouldn’t step on dogs, and judging by the reaction that we’ve seen to Sarah Palin’s Instagram photo, we’re far from alone in that belief,” the statement reads. “And we’re a vegan organization, so we sit on pleather couches, wear stylish vegan kicks, and consider fish friends, not food.”