Sarah Palin stirs up new controversy with picture of son

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Facebook Users Outraged After Sarah Palin Shares Photos Of Son Stepping On Dog

On the first day of 2015, Sarah Palin posted an inspirational message with a photo of her son Trig, but it was not posted without some controversy.

The former governor of Alaska posted three pics of her son Trig, 6, with a "step forward" message.

Trig has Down Syndrome, and she captions this shot, "May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward."

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The issue with this stepping stone though is that it's their dog, and using the pet as a stool caused some animal activist anger.

With over 65,000 likes and over 21,000 comments, many took issue with her post and saw it as animal abuse. It has been two days, and Palin has yet to respond.

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 293 -- Pictured: (l-r) Governor Sarah Palin during an interview with host Seth Meyers on November 18, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Sarah Palin is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' 11/17/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered for the rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots, which featured conservative pundits and politicians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SAN PEDRO, CA - MAY 16: Sarah Palin attends the SEAL-NSW family foundation 2nd annual dinner gala at USS Iowa on May 16, 2015 in San Pedro, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 26: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sarah Palin attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Family Research Council (FRC) hosting its 9th annual Values Voter Summit inviting conservatives to participate in a straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 26: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (L) attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds on March 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. Palin traveled to Arizona to stump for McCain, who is facing a primary challenge in his bid for a fifth term in the Senate. Today's event marked the first time the pair had campaigned together since their failed 2008 presidential run. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 2, 2010 file photo provided by the Discovery Communications, Sarah Palin waits by her husband Todd's boat in Dillingham, Alaska as part of a documentary for the TLC channel. Alaska officials have dismissed a complaint against Palin alleging an ethics violation with her involvement in “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” because the TLC docu-series took advantage of a state film production program she signed into law. (AP Photo/Discovery Communications, Gilles Mingasson, file) NO SALES
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks in Washington. The Alaska hair salon made famous for Sarah Palin's up-do is getting the reality show treatment in a two-part series to be aired in September on TLC. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attends an event to promote her television show, "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington. The Sportsman Channel said Monday, July 7, 2014, that Palin’s series, “Amazing America,” is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year. The former Republican vice presidential candidate profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen for the series. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
In this image from television Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appears with Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels in the opening sketch as they watch Tina Fey, in character as Palin, give a mock news conference during the show in New York Saturday Oct. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/APTN)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 08: Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gestures as she leaves the stage during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference, a project of the American Conservative Union, brings together conservative polticians, pundits and voters for three days of speeches and workshops. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) walks onstage to speak at the 2014 Values Voter Summit September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Family Research Council (FRC) hosting its 9th annual Values Voter Summit inviting conservatives to participate in a straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Family Research Council (FRC) hosting its 9th annual Values Voter Summit inviting conservatives to participate in a straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Family Research Council (FRC) hosting its 9th annual Values Voter Summit inviting conservatives to participate in a straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Family Research Council (FRC) hosting its 9th annual Values Voter Summit inviting conservatives to participate in a straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 29: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 08: Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference, a project of the American Conservative Union, brings together conservative polticians, pundits and voters for three days of speeches and workshops. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 29: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin looks on after speaking during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the Republican Party set to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference that runs through through May 31 and will attract over 1,500 delegates from across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 08: Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference, a project of the American Conservative Union, brings together conservative polticians, pundits and voters for three days of speeches and workshops. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 08: Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference, a project of the American Conservative Union, brings together conservatives, polticians, pundits and voters for three days of speeches and workshops. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Sarah Palin and Sportsman Channel host breakfast during the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 26: Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin and her husband Todd attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waves before speaking during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 16: Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
BELLEVILLE, MI, - JULY 14: Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate speaks at a 'Patriots in the Park' Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan. The event was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity: Michigan and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus. (photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin walks onstage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the three day annual gathering in the nation's capital. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the three day annual gathering in the nation's capital. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 3: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Republican Party of Florida's fundraising event at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort on November 3, 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. About 800 people attended the fundraiser to listen to Palin speak, along with Governor Rick Scott and the Attorney General Pam Bondi. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 05: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin prepares to speak at a Tea Party Express rally on September 5, 2011 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Manchester, New Hampshire. The rally is part of the 'Reclaiming America' bus tour traveling through 19 states and visiting 29 cities before arriving in Tampa, Florida for a presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN on September 12. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
INDIANOLA, IA - SEPTEMBER 03: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks to supporters during the Tea Party of America's 'Restoring America' event at the Indianola Balloon Festival Grounds September 3, 2011 in Indianola, Iowa. Yesterday Palin attended a Conservatives4Palin event. She is scheduled to speak at another Tea Party event in New Hampshire on Monday. The stops continue to fuel speculation that the former governor will run for president, a decision which she said she would make by the end of September. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 05: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks during a Tea Party Express rally on September 5, 2011 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Hundreds of people attended the rally that is part of the 'Reclaiming America' bus tour traveling through 19 states and visiting 29 cities before arriving in Tampa, Florida for a presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN on September 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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