PETA rips Tomi Lahren for saying she kicks her dog
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is condemning Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren for saying she kicks her dog.

“Why don’t you tell the world what you were doing during my entire ‘Fox & Friends’ hit?” Lahren asked the dog, Kota, in an Instagram story Wednesday. “Oh I know, chewing on her damn bone as loud as she possibly could. So I had to kick her about five times during the show.”  

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“Only a heartless person would kick a dog just for doing what dogs normally do — and a reasonable person would simply have moved out of the way or moved the animal,” PETA’s senior director of cruelty casework Stephanie Bell said in a statement. 

TMZ confronted Lahren about the statement in Los Angeles. 

“I think people are pretty logical and they understand it was a joke,” Lahren said. 

When asked directly if she kicked her dog, Lahren insisted she was just messing around. 

“Anyone who knows me knows I love my dog more than anything in the world,” Lahren said before adding, “Slow news day for you guys, isn’t it?” 

This isn’t the first time Lahren has taken heat for her Instagram posts. 

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