Sarah Palin’s Photo on Facebook: Does Palin Win Over the PETA Controversy?

By Kathleen Villaruben | 2 years ago
Sarah Palin’s Photo on Facebook: Does Palin Win Over the PETA Controversy?

What is adorable for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin seems to be horrifying for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Her six-year-old son Trig with Down syndrome was out of sympathy for the animal-lovers because all they cared about was the black Labrador used as the child’s food stool. However, an article claimed that Palin wins the debate over the controversy. Read on for further details.

Palin posted a picture on her Facebook page about Trig stepping on his pet dog Jill Hadassah to reach the sink and help his grandmother wash the dishes. Sources stated that Jill is a service dog trained to take care of Trig.


Despite the fact that the dog showed no signs of pain and Trig was barefoot, PETA called Palin “bizarrely callous” and “hard-hearted.”

“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,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Politico.

According to CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette from his article entitled “Sarah Palin wins argument with PETA,” the famous female politician claimed that PETA had “double standard.” She stated that the organization only reacts with people opposed to them. She asked if where was PETA last 2014 when Ellen DeGeneres showed a photo of an ordinary girl doing the same thing.

The child’s condition became a controversy when he was targeted in February 2010. In Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy,” an episode showed Chris dating a girl who has Down syndrome. When asked what her parents’ occupations are, the female teenager answered that her father is an accountant while her mother is a former Alaska governor.

David Tolleson from the National Down Syndrome Congress in Atlanta said the gag was “hurtful and stereotypical.” Palin’s daughter Bristol stated on Palin’s FB page that it was a cruel joke for a child who is facing a difficult life.

MacFarlane defended himself by saying he was just “an equal opportunity offender.”

On her Facebook page, one of Palin’s intense replies to PETA was simply: “Dear PETA, Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.”

There you have it for the scoop on Sarah Palin’s reaction to her PETA controversy. For more updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Tricia Ward