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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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76.

ChunkyLightning    

This is just more nonsense from one more idiot that lives on a ton of workable land and uses a ton of energy and resources that destrpy the planet but gets mad at people that live closer to the way humans should live before evolution proves that smart less hairy apes are an evolutional failure (last part sorta stolen from David Suzuki)

799 days ago
77.

Teann    

You are just pissed that more people watch this show that EVER watched Lost!!!

799 days ago
78.

Angel    

If you think it's disgusting, don't watch! They are simply portraying life in the swamps. It's no different than people hunting deer. The gators are being used for food and their hides. Go back to Europe and cry to the Queen! This is America and we LOVE our guns!

799 days ago
79.

oooh    

...how can you not like, "CHOOT EM!"

799 days ago
80.

G T Mikovsky    

Who care what Monaghan thinks, remember he was a part of the weird show LOST. And that speaks volumes for his opinions....

799 days ago
81.

Angel    

If you think the show is disgusting, don't watch! It simply portrays life in the swamp. The gators are used for meat and their hides. They are killed quickly and don't suffer. There is a hunting season for a reason, the population needs to be kept under control. You are anti-gun to begin with, so go back to Europe and cry to the Queen! This is America and we love our guns!

799 days ago
82.

Morgan    

Swamp People is a great show. If you don't like it and you think it's "cruel", then don't be watchin it. Its about the life and thrill of the people who've grown up in the swamps and are proud of how they make a livin. If you ain't from the south of course yall think its cruel. But its our way of livin.

799 days ago
83.

Elizabeth     

Its something they do for a living,There are shows about Woman dressing Little kids to look like adults just for money (Seriously how many moms do you actually think Spend the cash on the kid. I've seen how much it costs for a pageant gown. Th gowns are way more than the prize money I assure you.) As well as a show that glorifies illegal activities (Anyone heard of Sister Wives?) alligator hunting has existed for years. It isn't illegal and it's part of someone's livelihood. They don't let the creature suffer and it's a quick kill.

799 days ago
84.

Chad    

This has gone on for hundreds of years. People earn their living like this and he is complaining cause it's on T.V.? next thing you know he will say Gargamel is cruel for hunting the Smurfs. Whatever dude...just don't watch it.

799 days ago
85.

Dominic Monaghan is a bitch    

They kill the gators to lower the uprising population. If you've been to Louisiana you'd know that there is an infestation of them.

799 days ago
86.

Majestik    

I think we should send Little Man Dom down to the swamp and see his reaction caught on tape when he walks out his back door and finds a 15 foot gator yawning on his front steps.

799 days ago
87.

sf    

The timing of Dominic's attack is interesting. Swamp People has been on the air for ages yet he speaks out now? Coincidentally Dominic has a new TV show coming out soon about dangerous insects and creepy crawlies.

799 days ago
88.

Bill Leslie    

no one cares about gators for crying out loud - they're gators

799 days ago
89.

O_o    

sooooooooo our buddy dom hopped on the crazy train too, eh?

799 days ago
90.

JESaluki    

If you dont like it, Dont watch it.

799 days ago
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