Sarah Palin’s new year greeting contained some pictures of her son Trig and the family dog. Guess what’s the cause of the controversy:

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As you might imagine, the criticism of Palin came quickly:

Even PETA is involved and wants authorities to make a collar in the case:

Media Matters’ Oliver Willis was among those who thought it was inappropriate:

How can we bring this discussion to a fast close?

Mic drop.