Well, here’s a disheartening tale of (alleged) animal cruelty for your Saturday. Sarah Palin‘s 6-year-old son Trig uses the family dog, a gorgeous black lab, as a step stool to reach the counter. Apparently Sarah thought this was endearing and worth sharing with her Facebook masses, but suffice it to say a lot of people were not impressed with the fact that the poor dog is being trampled on.
Now look, Trig has a disability, sure – he was born with Down Syndrome – but as an apparently intelligent adult, it is Palin’s job to teach her son how to properly interact with animals, other people, etc. And one thing you would obviously tell a child and enforce is that pets are to be loved, walked, played with, stroked… NOT stood on. It doesn’t matter how little Trig is, or that he doesn’t weigh that much, etc. You don’t STAND ON A DOG.
I suppose we shouldn’t expect more from a woman dumb enough to think she can see Russia from her back yard, but people that stupid shouldn’t be allowed to own animals, either.