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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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david    

here comes the crazy peta train

833 days ago
92.

IceGypsy    

Are you kidding me? There is a show called "Swamp People"... Really?? Wow the networks really are running out of ideas.

833 days ago
93.

charley    

what does he expect from Bayou Trash!

833 days ago
94.

Ang    

What an a-hole! Keep your stupid hollywood mouth shut. That is a way of life that has been around for ever. Go hug a tree.

833 days ago
95.

TheTruth    

Well, I actually only watched 02 episodes on demand after reading this article, and it appears that they're killing the Gators for profit, not for populatin control, or for being a threat to the locals. They actually tag them and brag about how much money they'll get for the carcass. These guys make their living killing these animals. Not too cool, but again, that's just my personal opinion.

833 days ago
96.

Van    

I completely agree with Dominic!

833 days ago
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jeff    

why do these people(ie.stars ) feel they have to attack something.. this has been going on for decades as a way of life for some.. controlled quota's.. what about rodeo's then..( i enjoy em ) but do you know how they make those bulls jump. i dont see em comlainin..what is this guys problem..does he not have a sitcom to study for or a movie to focus on...

833 days ago
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Michelle    

Alligators are food in a large portion of the South East. Food is usually killed before you eat it. Duh.

833 days ago
99.

rizzuto    

Funny he thinks killing gators is cruel but most likely has no problem with murdering innocent babies so the mother can continue to whore around. Not all cases are like that but for the ones that do it for that reason then yeah its terrible. Sucks gators are killed but its a humane way to avoid over population, which is worse than population control. Can we open season on mindless celebs who always want to force their b.s. liberal views on others?!?!

833 days ago
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Michelle    

They are issued a number of tags. They can not kill more than those tags permit. No different from hunting deer. They do get paid for their kills just the same as people sell deer meat or cow meat or any other kind of meat. People just think food appears out of thin air. Grow up.

833 days ago
101.

It's Dave    

Perhaps Dominic should just go back to his homeland and stop stealing jobs from American actors.

833 days ago
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Sherrafina    

WHAT AN IDIOT! They hunt alligators during a very short season. The REASON they hunt them is of course money, but if they didn't have an alligator season they would reproduce too fast and eat themselves out of their natural habitat and become a danger.

833 days ago
103.

Lynn317    

Just another ridiculous show from the History Channel - a network that should be ashamed of itself for the garbage it now broadcasts. It used to have shows that actually included topics regarding 'history' ... now they just pander to viewers that want to watch weird men doing weird things ... and then put "men" in the title and could care less if it has anything relevant content regarding history.

The IQ of their target demographic audience is now almost as low as these 'odd' men they put in these freaky pointless shows.

833 days ago
104.

Majestik    

Dear Dominic, shall we put you down for demanding that "DUCK DYNASTY" and "Billy the Exterminator" must cease and desist? Idiot!!

833 days ago
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Lori    

It is also offensive to Southerners (especially the people of Louisiana) who are not inbred hicks!

833 days ago
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