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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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Msmassflex    

JLS writes: The entire Palin family doesn't seem to have any respect for anything or anyone.

The [sic] define disgusting.

Really? She gave birth to a disabled child . . . a baby Demoncrats would have killed under the guise of mom's rights . . . WHO doesn't have any respect for anything?

1347 days ago
47.

sbs    

Where do you draw the line in clubbing something to death? Is it ever right? Laughing about it? The Palins are trash, not white trash, simply trash. The beauty of it is they have all you sheep to feed their bank account. That makes them REALLY laugh! Now who is the stupid one?

1347 days ago
48.

Moe Green    

What would Tony the Tuna say? I was so sad when Flipper died.

1347 days ago
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Moe Green    

Msmassflex, I totally disagree. They do have respect for one thing and one thing only, making money no matter what the cost.

1347 days ago
50.

HMD    

You know what they say about RonBurgundy... He'll read whatever's on the teleprompter... but seriously, the comment wasn't too well thought out. Making fun of something that u can't change ISN't funny at all...

1347 days ago
51.

Cheryl    

Ok so how would you suggest she kill the fish on video.... would it be more humane to slit its gills? Or lets see let it flounder till it stopped breathing? Or do as she did hit it with a club.. there is no easy way to kill a fish.. At least she enjoys fishing and actually eats the fish..

1347 days ago
52.

j    

Those of us who know TRUTH know that this is the truth about taking DOMINION over animals. Those of you who don't know might want to study the word for yourself. If you just make comments based on your opinion and have never seen what God says, you might want to flll yourself ion what the other side knows, then make your opinion. Not just making opinions based on "feelings". You will be held accountable. Not knowing will not be an excuse...whether you believe or not. Un-believers are real gamblers with eternity. I am trying to encourage EVEN JUST ONE OF YOU to read the bible for yourself. Start with the NewTtestament, The Book of John and get knowledge before you form an opinion. It is your life...forever afterall. This is not the end. Regarding us who kill animals and what all against killing animals says: Heres Gods word:

Romans 3:4 (Gods word is TRUE)

Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."

And

Genesis 1:26 (take dominion over the animals)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

And

Proverbs 4:4-9 (Get wisdom and understanding, learn HIS ways, not mans ways)

Then he taught me, and he said to me,
"Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom.
Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.
8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown."

1347 days ago
53.

Betsy    

I have to say this just for the Halibut.... Having to watch Ms. Palin was the CRUELEST part of all. If I held her heart in my hand, it would NOT beat at all !

1347 days ago
54.

ohplease    

I love how all the liberals think it's disgusting to club a fish to death but they think it's perfectly okay to kill an unborn baby for any trivial reason ....

1347 days ago
55.

SayWhat    

I would be interested to see how many of you are hypocrites as you sit down to your turkey dinners. Easy to criticize someone when YOUR food magically comes packaged in a polystyrene tray wrapped in plastic.
You guys sound like you just found out the Easter Bunny isnt real.

Grow the hell up and quit being hypocrites. If you dont like the Palins fine... just dont pretend you dont know where that meat/fish on your plate comes from.

1347 days ago
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Moe Green    

I don't think this is an issue of how to kill fish, it's an issue of anyone that would be stupid enough to club it to death on national television and then be proud of it. They are clueless and are being exploited by the producers of the show. It will come back to haunt them. Her political career is over by her own choice. She is more interested in her bank account.

1347 days ago
57.

Flower    

It's a damn FISH, people! Get real!

1347 days ago
58.

SayWhat    

I have to say this just for the Halibut.... Having to watch Ms. Palin was the CRUELEST part of all. If I held her heart in my hand, it would NOT beat at all !

Posted at 2:05 PM on Nov 23, 2010 by Betsy
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I guess the operative word is HAVE. you dont HAVE to watch it. no one forced you to.

1347 days ago
59.

serialmom187    

It was a friggin fish people. Get over it and leave the Palins alone . You obvious don't know anything about fishing!

1347 days ago
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Jus Another Viewer    

JLS writes: The entire Palin family doesn't seem to have any respect for anything or anyone.

The [sic] define disgusting.

Really? She gave birth to a disabled child . . . a baby Demoncrats would have killed under the guise of mom's rights . . . WHO doesn't have any respect for anything?

Posted at 2:02 PM on Nov 23, 2010 by Msmassflex
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Very TRUE Msmassflex... Sarah had an amnioscentisis exam and KNEW in her first trimester that her baby was missing a chromosome she then CHOSE to do the right thing and carry the baby to term! JUST that alone is more admirable than ANYTHING most of you will do in your ENTIRE lives.. so I respect her for BEING Real, and DOWN to Earth. Not just saying WHATEVER makes the people Happy for the moment, while they stick it to us.
At least Sarah kisses your neck before screwing ya.
I love the Palin family unlike ALL of Hollywood and 3/4 of Washington I understand this family, I can relate to them. And even though they are rich they aren't flossy about it. Leave normal people alone. The "Cleaver's" were a PRETEND family! Get over it. Teens get prego, parents bitch-n-moan.. LIFE Happens! Learn to deal with it.

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