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Dominic Monaghan

'Swamp People' Is Cruel

... SHUT IT DOWN!!!

7/12/2012 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Lost" star Dominic Monaghan believes "Swamp People" is nothing more than "shock TV" that glorifies the senseless killing of alligators -- and it must be stopped.

Monaghan went off on Twitter moments ago about the History Channel show, writing, "If my hero Steve Irwin was around, those shows about killing alligators wouldn't be on TV. I'm gonna stop them."

Monaghan describes "Swamp People" as "death entertainment" that "continues to demonize reptiles as monsters and animals that are okay to torture and kill."

He adds, "If alligator populations need to be controlled, I understand. But the act should not be glorified on TV. Disgusting."

And according to Dominic, it's all the History Channel's fault -- "I blame the network, not the people."

So we gotta ask ...

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196.

Alphonzo    

But i bet this guy thinks its okay to kill the animal in his lunch

766 days ago
197.

roger     

wow I hate dumb asses these people do a much needed service yes they get paid for it ,not nearly enough in my opion .Why dont you go down and let liz show you how it is done maybe she will use you for bait to put you out of miserable life .

765 days ago
198.

Justine    

They have been doing this for many years it is called population control this show is not about going on a killing spree it is about a selected group of people who are licence to kill a certian amount of alligators a year. So just incase this man couldn't put reality into prospective the american alligator is not an endagered species it is very much thriving. What happens if they never hunted them that few thousad would breed you do the math. Then when they run out of food because of over populating they start going after people and children as a natural reaction to starving animals. These are facts this is what happens. Why doesn't this man go look at the way they kill those pigs and cows that we eat everyday and then say how inhuman this is. There is a targeted kill stop in which they go for they dont beat and tourture the animals till they die like some for you local buter shops. What he needs to do is go and save things that are on the vurge of extinction like the sea turtle and white rhino that is something that would make Steve Irwin proud. So he needs to shut up and know his facts before he speaks.

757 days ago
199.

Mitch    

Who ever likes these kind of shows must be a red neck yahoo republican !
These swamp people are making money on animals instead of getting a real job like the rest of us !!!!
And to the History channel: shame on you..that's no history but just a bloody mess.

747 days ago
200.

lucille    

it is no diffrent then the hunting shows that us hunters watch all the time

725 days ago
201.

Jim boatwright    

There is always a problem when entertainment involves personal risk, violence and bloodshed. People have been demanding such "sport" going back to the Roman gladiators and probably before then.
These Swamp People didn't ask for TV producers to film their subsistence way of life, but they will take their money for invasion of their privacy. The real jerks on TV are those that play "survival" when they really have nothing on the line!

718 days ago
202.

Lennie    

Just because people like You Don't Like Swamp People Don't Mean Everybody Should!!!
I love Swamp People !!! I Can't Wait For Them To Come Back On!!!!

694 days ago
203.

river rat    

got to make a living & got to many gators there,so lay off them

553 days ago
204.

eric    

DON'T WATCH!!!!! its people like you that want to control what other people do, YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHATS BEST FOR EVERYBODY ELSE MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS THEY NEED TO BE HUNTED TO CONTROL THEM SORRY I DON'T WANT TO WATCH SHOWS ABOUT THINGS THAT DO NOT MAKE ANY SENSE IT IS JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP THE MASSES BUSY WHILE SOMETHING DECEITFUL IS DONE

549 days ago
205.

Katherine    

My whole family loves Swamp People, and really miss Mitchell and keep Glen in our prayers. JUNIOR is a Drunk, Rude Idiot, we wish he was dropped off the show and Willie can take the lead role, how does Willie and his mother stand this moron, he hurts the show.

534 days ago
206.

AliceM    

Shut up, Dominic!!!

533 days ago
207.

max    

My whole family watches swamp people. How can you put down hard working people. I guess because they are not ators. What you see is what you get. We love them. At least they are not on welfare. Just friendly hard working people. Try it.

513 days ago
208.

shonie    

Are u serious!

457 days ago
209.

Weapons man    

I too would love to see gators take out the swampers... What a ridiculous excuse for a show...

454 days ago
210.

#1    

What a Typical Hollywood Woman!!! I cant believe this Douche ... Real Men Get Dirty, Shoot Things, Put themselves in Danger and Drink Beer.
In the Beginning of EVERY EPISODE, IT CLEARLY STATES THAT THIS HAS BEEN DONE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS AS A WAY OF LIFE. I bet he aint complaining when he wears his Alligator shoes on the Red Carpet.
***!!!

448 days ago
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