ARTICLE - http://www.people.com/article/sarah-palin-trig-dog-step-stool-photo?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag
I understand what it is like to be somewhat centered out due to opinions, views, and even actions we have taken - and although sometimes we feel the need to "put our guards up" and throw back words - we aren't really achieving anything - except more negativity which is not leading to an outcome that is imperative and positive. It should be a lesson learned and not fought about - educating, encouraging and empowering compassion & respect to living beings.
Yes I agree that name-calling towards the innocent child that some have said was clearly inappropriate and unacceptable, and that there were some stating that if the dog was bothered it would move - but what if the dog did move and threw the child off, causing serious injury etc to the child - I am certain that concern by the parents would be there, and therefore perhaps blame the dog for such actions (possibly leading to the dog being given away, put in a shelter or worse "killed")! That is why it is important that we, like I said, "Nip These Actions in the Butt" before such events do take place.
I also wish to say that Sarah Palin is not the first person to post such pictures on the net, and won't be the last - and she has even put it out there using a photo that Ellen Degeneres put up of a young girl standing on a dog -- So I believe that the attacks should not be upon one another, but make it an eye opener of how imperative it is to educate our youth, stop them from doing such actions that can either hurt them or the animal, we are meant to be role models, guardians and protectors - and so we have a responsibility and duty to fulfill.
Taking a positive approach and role to educate, encourage and empower our youth should never be something to argue or be negative about - for it has nothing to do with politics or an individuals status - we need to be an example and demonstrator of compassion & respect - after all compassion starts at home.
Please COMMENT ways that can help aid and teach compassion & respect for innocent life - We can all do this together but first we need to RAISE OUR PAWS UNITED.