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Sarah Palin Blasted for Halibut 'Snuff Film'

11/23/2010 6:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin thought it was "weird" when she held the beating heart of a halibut in the palm of her hand on her reality show this weekend -- now an animal rights group is calling the episode a "snuff film."

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Sarah and Bristol were featured on a halibut fishing excursion on the reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" -- the show even featured a scene in which Sarah and Bristol clubbed the fish to death ... a standard practice among  fisherman.

But a group called "In Defense of Animals" is lashing out at the reality fam -- saying, "Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting."

The group adds, "Most disturbing is the way she seems to enjoy causing suffering to other beings. When they laugh about the beating heart that Bristol holds in her hand, their complete insensitivity to the animal kingdom becomes clear."

FYI ... a rep for the Alaska Charter Association -- a group in defense of recreational halibut fishing -- tells us the clubbing technique is actually "humane" because it's used to "minimize the suffering of the fish."

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Jus Another Viewer    

Oh No.. not the fish.. WTF! Leave Sarah, AND her kids ALONE!
..i.. -.- ..i..

1366 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

She pretended the fish was Levi.

1366 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

LOL these jokers are about as delusional as the PETA clowns. Fish are now considered other "beings" LOL.

1366 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

That's right! Get off Michael Vick's nuts and go after her, dammit.

1366 days ago
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writenow    

Oh dear. This is going to make Harvey give up fish!

1366 days ago
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Lisa    

If you NEED to eat, its acceptable to kill an creature in as humane a fashion as possible. To enjoy the killing of that creature, to laugh at its death, is just despicable. Palin is a whitetrash bitch and the idea of her becoming President is truly scary.

1366 days ago
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Fredo    

People will get up in arms over this JUST because it's Sarah Palin. But quite frankly, there's nothing wrong with it.

1366 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

And you are a moron Lisa.

1366 days ago
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Moe Green    

Another Republican self destruction with the Carl Palidino syndrome. It's disgrace what these types are doing to the GOP. I'm really starting to dislike all the Palins. That 'momma grisley' comment is so lame, corny and stupid. Why would a mother have to go into 'momma grisley' mode if they were a good parent to begin with and did not put their children in harms way (or out there for ridicule by the public) Palin's strictly in it for the money.

1366 days ago
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Eric    

How, exactly, do you liberals think the fish gets to your plate? Honestly, if you idiots would stop and think for a second, you'd realize just how stupid you sound.

1366 days ago
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Sean    

WTF?!? Hello...it's a fish! It's not like it was a baby seal or something. I guess I should feel bad for the mass murder I committed yesterday...when I poured Amdro on that fire ant mound in my backyard.

1366 days ago
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tracy    

People are only pissy because Sarah Palin did it, I lived in the arctic its how you kill the fish. Would they rather have her let it flounder around on deck suffocating? They're mad over her laughing about it? Seriously? lol. In future fishing trips I'll remember to keep a somber mournful look on my face the entire time.
Time for these idiot militant-mentality animal rights groups to get a grip on reality.

1366 days ago
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Moe Green    

It's neither cool or not cool. I'm neither for or against clubbing fish but do like to eat fish. What is not cool is them laughing about the suffering of an animal. OK, lets see, homophobe, cruelty to animals, fat, ugly, talentless (at least Bristol), etc. The list keeps growing.

1366 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

If you NEED to eat, its acceptable to kill an creature in as humane a fashion as possible. To enjoy the killing of that creature, to laugh at its death, is just despicable. Palin is a whitetrash bitch and the idea of her becoming President is truly scary.

Posted at 1:31 PM on Nov 23, 2010 by Lisa
very well said lisa

1366 days ago
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Eric    

"I wonder how the retard Trig is doing?

Tell him I said "urghh yhgafdo lkfhy gdfr"

Posted at 1:38 PM on Nov 23, 2010 by RonBurgundy"

That is disgusting. Your parents must be so proud.

1366 days ago
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