Palin Fires Back at PETA for 'Hypocritical Double Standards'
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was on “Hannity” tonight to respond to backlash over a photo of her son, Trig, and his service dog.
The photo shows Trig using his dog Jill Hadassah as a stepping stool to reach the sink.
“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. 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 here in full view of the camera,” PETA said in a statement.
Palin told Sean Hannity tonight that PETA has been attacking her for years because she hunts. While she said she thought she had seen it all, “this one kind of took [her] aback.”
The former governor said that she loves animals, specifically her youngest son’s service dog.
“We love her, we’d never abuse her,” she stressed.
Palin told Hannity, “I think what we’ve done is proven the irrelevance of PETA and many on the left because the double standards that they apply [are] so hypocritical. Ellen DeGeneres was PETA’s woman of the year and she posted the same image: a child, standing, using as a foot stool her little dog. And there were outcries of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ and how beautiful Ellen that was, but Sarah Palin, heck no. And also, their man of the year in 2014 was Mayor de Blasio, who, my goodness, he killed a groundhog, didn’t he?"