Sunday, December 12, 2010

PeTA Targets Sarah Palin

© By Othmar Vohringer

It was just a question of when, not of will it happen, that the notorious animal rights activist group PeTA would take a swing at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Sarah’s pro hunting and pro firearm stance and the fact that she is very outspoken about it in public make her a prime target for animal rights and liberal anti gun fanatics.

PeTA issued a scornful press statement after the airing of Palin’s new reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” (It’s one of the few reality TV shows I actually enjoy watching) in which she hunted caribou with her father in Alaska.

The statement from PETA Vice President Dan Mathews, said:
“Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show, but the ratings remain as dead as the poor animals she shoots.”
Sarah Palin responded to PeTA in her unique way without beating about the bush that I like about her.
“Tonight’s hunting episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska ‘controversial’? Really? Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight’s episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy.”
You go, Sarah! You have my respect for calling out PeTA and the other anti-hunting hypocrites who think nothing of wearing leather but can’t stomach the thought of someone taking responsibility for killing food to feed their family. I’m with you all the way.

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Ryan said...

Well, whether you like her or not, at least she is pretty to look at. =)

The Average Joe Fisherman

NorCal Cazadora said...

I'm sure both Palin and PETA are very happy with the opportunity to sling arrows at each other - doing so makes each of them look very good with their core constituencies.

I haven't seen the show yet - just a clip. The one of the caribou hunt. Gotta say I had a lot of concerns about it: finger on trigger as soon as she took the gun from her dad, shooting skylighted animal, needing help reloading. Not that non-hunters notice such things, but also not what I want to see from the de facto most prominent woman hunter in the country.

Am I missing something here for not having seen the whole episode?

But yeah, the blowhards who are mad that they "had" to watch a caribou being field dressed? Toughen up, Buttercup(s)! This is where meat comes from.

Othmar Vohringer said...

NorCal Cazadora. What it not shown in the clip is that scene where the father fell down an embankment. During the fall the gun fell on the ground. After missing the caribou four times they shot the gun at the range and found that the bump knocked the scope out of zero. After missing Sara took the gun from her friend and knocked the bou on the ground with the first shoot (It is said that Sarah is a very good shot and rarely if ever misses.)

In a conversation after the hunt Sarah "lamented" that she is perfectly capable to reload the gun herself but "Daddy still thinks I am his little Girl".

As for the finger in the trigger guard. If you look closely the finger is actually not inside the trigger guard but rather over it. It may be considered a bad habit but to be truthful that is how I hold my gun too and when I am ready to squeeze the trigger the finger slips inside the guard and around the trigger. I think this is perfectly safe.


Othmar Vohringer said...

Ryan. Thanks for your comment. Personally I like Sarah and what she stands for in her personal and political views. I also like Ted Nugent for the same reasons and that both are not afraid to speak their opinions out loud and in words that are not always flattering. I like people that are not afraid to call a spade a spade. I also understand that this can scare people who have been brought up in Politically Correct system.


Swamp Thing said...

Not a Sarah fan here, but why dignify PETA with a post?

What have they ever done for wildlife? Their organization KILLS tens of thousands of dogs and cats every year because they feel it's "merciful" because pet ownership is "like enslaving black Americans."

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