Ever since the political narrative from both sides of the aisle became almost exclusively about dogs, it was only a matter of time before PETA weighed in. The animal rights organization let slide that President Obama once ate dog meat. After all, he was just a child. But, the adults who it to them, PETA said, should have known better.
The anecdote about Obama’s trying dog meat was in his 2004 memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. In the passage, Obama said he “learned how to eat small green chili peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).” Jim Treacher of The Daily Caller wrote about it in relation to the Seamus the dog story, inciting a Twitter frenzy.
Nicole Dao, a spokeswoman for PETA, responded, via The Daily Caller:
“A child has an excuse, but grownups all should know by now the disgusting condition of slaughterhouses and fear and suffering that animals endure on factory farms and try a vegetarian diet that’s good for them, animals, and the environment.”
Dao added: “PETA would like every American to try to relate to who’s on their plate, whether Bo’s cousin or Babe’s, as all animals once had a face and feelings.”
(H/T Daily Caller)
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