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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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76.

really    

@#22 animallswife...Leave the baby out of it. 1 out of 100 children are diagnosed with autism every day. Hopefully you will never have to experience parenting an autistic child.

This is a correct statement..1 out of 100 children are diagnosed with autism the numbers gets smaller and smaller every year...but to correct you on the TRIG he has Down Syndrome not autism.

#20..uh what planet are you from..dysfunctional family..who the heck doesnt have a dysfuntional family. unless you are an only child with no cousins' uncle, aunts, and your parents are Adam and Eve every family has it issues.."Sick people with twisted minds" really? do you know the definition of that? They are no where near that not even in the same ball park of twisted or sick people..Those who are death row and in prison for life for killing innocent people like serial killers...now that is a person with a sick and twisted mind...

1347 days ago
77.

really    

@Lisa...really and we should take the opionion of someone who talks like that calling someone else whitetrash...guess you should know since you talk like one. You probably don't even vote..talk talk talk..but never take action. You are more respectful to a fish than another human being...not likely.

Do people really not have enough to worry about then to sit ridicule others. Sarah Palin is genuine to herself and her family...she doesn't try to change her self to fit the political puzzle. I may not like all that she has to say but totaly respect her and her family. Is Bristol so much of a threat that we have to get so angry and blow up a t.v or send tal*** powder in a letter because we dont think she is a good dancer..well the voting does the talking...so if you dont like her pay to vote and vote her off...it seems those who complain are the ones who dont vote and expect others to do it for them.

Shut up and for once try saying something positive or be constructive when you want to be a critic...

1347 days ago
78.

JimmyB    

I'm no fan of 1/2 Gov. Palin...but this is nothing.

1347 days ago
79.

Studley Buck    

Anyone who eats at Captain D's or Red Lobster, or has fish on Friday, should sit down and shut up.

1347 days ago
80.

Lisa    

Yum, looking forward to the fish fry, thanks! I am not a hypocrite, I eat fish and meat, and I thank the honest working fishermen and farmers who raise and gather the food that we consume...its just her cruelty that I find so offensive, again I say, to laugh and ridicule the animal as you kill it is offensive! Look at the hidden videos of slaughter houses, where SOME sadists get off on torturing animals before they are killed...that is sad and disgusting and should not be allowed!

1347 days ago
81.

Mr. Sax    

Damn vegetarians...........WAY TO GO PALIN FAMILY.......

1347 days ago
82.

Moe Green    

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there-under, under the sea!
Everyone loves the king of the sea,
Ever so kind and gentle is he,
Tricks he will do when children appear,
And how they laugh when he's near!
They call him Flipper
, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there-under, under the sea!

1347 days ago
83.

Mr. Sax    

What do these people think they do with the crab on Deadliest Catch..............Film them, and toss them back.....?????? WTF.

1347 days ago
84.

kim purdy    

Good grief!!! WE caught some fishies and we made sure they didnt suffer. Gawd, what is happening to America? Seriously... lets go back to the good ol days when Stalin and Hitler were gonna tell you all how it's done. America...Wake up!!!!!Every sperm is sacred...I know...I know. WTF is wrong with you people? Oh ya...


los Angeles...Hollywierd

1347 days ago
85.

jack e. jett    

The skidmarks on my white underwear are "cooler" than Sarah Palin.

She is an idiotic leader of idiotic sheeple that love to participate in incestous relatonships while talkng about Jesus.

1347 days ago
86.

Caan    

"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"

Oh this is so wrong that I laughed!

1347 days ago
87.

ohplease    

@ Lisa ... There was no laughing or cruelty involved in killing the fish ... she was teaching her daughter how to do it and was amused more at her daughter's squeamishness than anything else. If anything, she was very matter-of-fact about it, which is how commercial fisherman are about what they do. Her family has been commercial fishing for salmon for decades - all she was doing was teaching her daughter how to do what they do. If you're squeamish about the process, then don't look ... I agree that some of the U.S. slaughterhouses are houses of horrors ... which is why I only eat free-range, humanely killed meat. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but to label the Palins as sadists and fish-torturers because of this short film clip is a giant leap. If you don't like the Palins, fine. But don't use this as another excuse to bash them.

1347 days ago
88.

deb     

america is being saturated by the palins and getting sick of all the palins. they say the devil walks amongest us and her daughter

1347 days ago
89.

Alexandra    

I agree that there is no merciful way to kill another animal for food, so if you eat fish/meat you must also accept that. But making the killing into some kind of "Valley Girl" episode and laughing about it clearly reflects on the lack of character and compassion of Sarah Palin and her daughter. As far as Sarah Palin's "outdoors-woman persona" watch carefully when she's teaching her daughter to shoot skeet. Her stance is wobbly, the shotgun pulls up sharply, and she actually closes her eyes. A sharpshooter? Hardly. And since I was once competed at the U.S. National Rifle Matches, and have shot skeet all my life, I think I'm qualified to comment.

1347 days ago
90.

Ray    

Palin clubbing: Cool - Not Cool

1347 days ago
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