Kristi Noem Explains Why She Killed Her 14-Month Old Puppy

Here’s a sentence we never thought we’d write:

Kristi Noem has a lot in common David Eason,

Or at least one major general point we should emphasize.

Former Teen Mom cast member Jenelle Evans’ estranged husband Eason recently confessed killing your family pet dog After this he scratched his young daughter.

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks before former US President and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage during the Buckeye Values ​​PAC rally in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16, 2024. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Now, the governor of South Dakota has admitted to doing exactly the same thing.

On April 26, The Guardian released an excerpt from Noem’s brand new biography, in which the vice presidential candidate looked back nearly two decades… when she owned a 14-month-old female hunting dog named Cricket, whose He had described. An “aggressive personality.”

During one hunting trip, she writes, Cricket refused to listen to Noem.

After chasing some birds and killing some chickens, Noem says she “realized she had to put him down.”

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Donald Trump welcomes South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem after introducing her at the Commemorative Leaders Rally hosted by the South Dakota Republican Party in Rapid City, South Dakota on September 8, 2023. Noem supported Trump during the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Why don’t you give it to the dog? Or hire a coach? Instead of taking it to the woods, shooting it, and burying it in a pit?

“We love animals, but tough decisions like this happen all the time on the farm,” Noem wrote on Twitter after the story broke.

“Sadly we had to euthanize three horses just a few weeks ago that had been in our family for 25 years.”

Meanwhile, over the weekend, amid endless backlash from both sides of the aisle, Noem returned to social media and tried to defend herself in more detail.

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Kristi Noem speaks at the Calvin Coolidge Foundation conference at the Library of Congress on February 17, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

After previously calling her dog “less than worthless”, Noem this time wrote:

“I can understand why some people are upset by my upcoming book – No Going Back – the 20-year-old story of Cricket, one of our farm’s working dogs.

“This book is filled with many honest stories from my life, the good and bad days, the challenges, the painful decisions, and the lessons learned.”

The polarizing politician further said that she has learned through her “years of public service, especially leading South Dakota through COVID,” that people want to be led by authentic individuals who rise to challenges. Who are not afraid of and who learn lessons from the past.

This may be true.

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Kristi Noem speaks during the conservative political action conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss current events and the future political agenda. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

But we’re guessing almost none of them want to be led by someone who murders puppies. full stop.

Noem hid behind the letter of the local law, saying, “I hope anyone reading this book will understand that I always work to make the best decisions for the people in my life.”

The fact is that South Dakota law states that dogs that attack and kill livestock can be punished. Seeing that Cricket has shown aggressive behavior towards people by harassing them, I decided what to do.

with Donald Trump Considering Noem to run against him for the White House this fall, the governor concluded:

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Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Started in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss the issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Radel/Getty Images)

“Whether it is running a farm or in politics, I have never handed over my responsibilities to anyone else.

“Even if it’s hard and painful. I followed the law and was being a responsible parent, dog owner, and neighbor.

“it was not easy. But often the easy path is not the right path.”