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PETA President’s Response to Sarah Palin’s Book

Written by PETA | November 17, 2009
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Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin‘s new book is hitting bookstores this week, and the advance word is that the lady who never saw a wolf, polar bear, or moose she wouldn’t like to see ground up into burgers doesn’t have many nice things to say about vegetarians. As was pointed out by PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk in her open letter to Palin, the only surprise is that Palin’s jibes are as yawn-inducing as a rerun of The Man Show.

 

 

 

 

One has to wonder if there is an original line in Sarah Palin’s book, given her remarks in it about vegetarians. (She seems to believe that we only eat salad, but if she’s keeping an eye on the New York Times bestseller list, she will spot two vegan cookbooks in the top five with barely a salad recipe in either of them.) The long-brandished rebuttal to Ms. Palin’s filched quote “If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?” is “I guess God also intended for humans to be cannibals then because we are also made out of ‘meat.’” And as for the amazingly glib “I love animals—right next to the mashed potatoes,” the first time I saw that slogan was a few decades before America was graced with Ms. Palin’s public presence, when it was used interchangeably with “I love spotted owls: baked or fried.”

Ms. Palin reportedly finds evolution a bit hard to swallow. Judging from her book, that applies to the evolution of ideas and attitudes as well.

Very truly yours,

Ingrid E. Newkirk

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Ely =) says:

    wow!… is she a psychopath? i say that because her lack of compassion is what she is selling

  • Mary says:

    I’m a vegetarian and I hate salad. This is so offensive and meat eaters say that we are judgemental. Anyone who shoots beautiful wolves should be jailed for a few years.

  • gretchen says:

    Is it alright to ask Ingrid a question?

  • Logan says:

    I just have a question why are all nonvegans automatically dumb rednecks with a pot belly and a narrow mind? How about the people like me that respect your opionion have 7 body fat and have a 3.5 gpa? How bout everybody that goes to my school? Not every meat eater lives in a trailer is named bubba and is dumb as a stump. The fact of the matter is that by insulting someone on their opinion and making fun of her in ways that arn’t even fucking relevant it makes you look pretty fucking ignorant yourselves. I could say all sorts of stuff about the wholes in your logic your hypocrcricy etc. but its your honest opinion so I wont do that. I respect your opinion just respect others if you mind.

  • jennifer says:

    i hate sarah palin.

  • ninamo says:

    Dear Sarah Being uninformed is so yesterday.

  • Manoj Wehalla says:

    Sarah Palin!!! What a women are you in the concrete jungle???!!! This is an immediate situation Please checkout your IQ level. And please make sure you get out of the earth…..

  • Victoria says:

    There’s a reason her and McCain were not elected. This is one contributing! Such an ignorant person Sarah Palin is!

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