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Sarah Palin wants PETA to back off the controversial pic of her son standing on top of the family dog and using it as a stepping-stone. The controversial picture, posted on Palin's Facebook page New Year's Eve already received widespread backlash from social media users shouting animal abuse, but the Republican figure cannot see what the fuss is all about.

Palin's New Year's Eve photo of her 6-year-old son, Trig, standing on top of the family pet was bombarded with criticism and stirred debate on animal abuse. The photo was posted on the political figure's Facebook account and had a caption of her son finding "a lazy dog blocking his way" and her while trying to help with the dishes. Instead of coming off as cute, the picture was attacked for animal cruelty. The dog it turns out is Jill Hadassah, the family's black Labrador. The picture triggered more than 24,000 negative responses, including one from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, E Online reports.

Sarah bid her time and crafted a response only on Saturday. On a 335-word rant, the former vice presidential candidate told PETA to chill, especially since Trig "didn't eat the dog." She also proceeded to cite other "animal cruelty cases" that PETA did not give much attention to, mentioning 2009 Woman of the Year Ellen Degeneres and President Barack Obama in the process.

Posting a picture of a girl also standing on a dog from the official Facebook page of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Palin wrote, "Did you get all wee-wee'd up when she posted this sweet picture? Hypocritical, much?" She did not stop with the talk show host. She also pointed a finger at the President. "Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?" she wrote.

Aside from these finger pointing, she also called out PETA on more "hypocrisies.' She accused PETA of "blogging hate" from their comfortable "leather" chairs while supporting celebrities who wear fake furs and purses made of crocodile skin as well as eat caviar. She also explained that the family dog is well loved and cared for.

E Online reports that PETA did not let the rant pass. The organization claimed Sarah Palin did not know what she's talking about when it comes to animal rights. The organization also defended itself with humour by saying they are a "vegan organisation" sitting on "pleather couches" with fishes as friends and not food. The organisation however, also said that they have no reason to believe that the pets on the Palin household are cared for, wishing them a more "peaceful and humane 2015."