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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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FreeWill    

What a moron! Really? You don't want the alligators to get killed no matter the risk to the humans living there? What a humanist you are! I bet he believes that the meat he eats come from a machine and not cows.

836 days ago
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xiam007    

douche bag says what?

836 days ago
48.

Astro171    

Another Z list actor with an A list ego. His career should be on the History Channel.

836 days ago
49.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

That is the way of those people, who is this stoodge to stop the public from learning of their ways. What a bigmouth punk.

836 days ago
50.

FreeWill    

People need to learn that they don't like a TV Show they just have to use their remote control. Like I do when I see this show and the KarTRASHIANS. Oh no but they want impose their taste in others.

836 days ago
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ihateskanks    

Hey idiots there's a simple solution to this. DON'T WATCH THE SHOW. Who are you to say what other people should or shouldn't watch. Are you that pathetic that you don't have enough self control to change the channel?

836 days ago
52.

T    

They are only allowed to hunt alligators for a month in order to control the alligator population. ONE MONTH!! Just another actor that can't figure out what to do with his time and money!

836 days ago
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April     

This idiot acts like they are only killing alligators because they are being put on TV. Wake up, this is how these guys have supported their families for years. BTW they do not have a job because network execs want to glorify the killing, they have a job because rich people want to wear alligator shoes and carry alligator purses.

836 days ago
54.

Cheri     

It really is wierd !! Dont like it !! Would rather watch any thing but that !!!

836 days ago
55.

Joy    

What an idiot. I live in Southern Louisiana and don't really watch the show anymore because.. Well.. Lets face it, its like beating a dead horse.. Same whit every show.. BUT I do know the alligator population is outrageous. They only allow alligator hunting to control the huge numbers of Gatorade. Not to mention the fact they use the meat, skin, and even teeth! Its not like they do this for sport alone. Its a reputable way to make money for one month of the year.

836 days ago
56.

KMZsux    

... and yet, he apparently has no problem with the Kardashians having a TV show????? Dude is messed up!

836 days ago
57.

doc9    

Use this guy as bate. Freaking Prick.

836 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

yeah we should all watch his tv show which had violence in it. over sensitive hippie ***got

836 days ago
59.

Joy    

Is this guy serious? They get one month out of the year to control the alligator population here in south Louisiana... Not only do we use alligator meat in a ton of our food to feed our families, but EVERYTHING from the Gator is harvested from the skin to make leather for purses, shoes, etc.. To the teeth for the touristy folks to buy as souvenirs. It is hardly for sport, and has been around for centuries.. Hence the show being on history channel. I guess sometimes people just have to look for a reason to be upset over something. Ignorance is bliss.

836 days ago
60.

Texas    

If you don't like it, DON'T WATCH IT! You have a choice.

836 days ago
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