Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Md.
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Sarah Palin: Dear PETA, Chill

Sarah Palin unleashed her resentment with PETA – while sliding in a dig at President Obama – on her Facebook page Saturday night in a pointed message: “Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.”

After Palin on New Year’s Day posted a photo on Facebook of her son, Trig, stepping on the family’s Labrador to reach the kitchen sink, thousands of comments poured in criticizing what they deemed inhumane treatment of the dog.

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PETA President Ingrid Newkirk chimed in with a statement to POLITICO saying “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.”

In her 300+-word response, Palin writes to PETA, “Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?” Obama in his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” wrote of his experience being “introduced to dog meat” while in Indonesia. 

Palin also referenced a photo posted from The Ellen DeGeneres Show showing a young girl standing on a dog to reach the bathroom sink. ”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?…/peta-woman-year-posts-phot…Hypocritical, much?,” Palin wrote.

“Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame,” she wrote.

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Sarah Palin: Dear PETA, Chill