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Dominic Monaghan

'Swamp People' Is Cruel


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

"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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It's population control. Come on, really!!!. That is why there is a season for hunting them and how many tags are bought to hunt them. Wow... Let's just let them over populate and invade peoples backyards, where kids are at play!!! Think of something wise to do with your time and effort like feed the homeless or help raise money for cancer!!!!!!

747 days ago


This has been a way of life for over 300 years PEOPLE!!!!!!

747 days ago

Mike Verduzco    

people eat alligator.. you think they just show up all deep fried and ready to go? Its no different than Dirty Jobs. Its a job some one does and there ilming it GROW UP!

747 days ago


Way to call it, Dominic Monaghan!

747 days ago


go back to england and hunt foxes ya limey bastard

747 days ago

Tammy LM    

You little twit. Mind your own business. If I find it cruel and disgusting, guess what? I will make the personal decision to turn it off of my television. Furthermore,..You know what's really cruel television programming? LOST! Sitting through that travesty is cruel to any television audience. Your hero Steve Irwin isn't around anymore because he was aggitating a freakin sting ray. He was killed by an animal. The very cause he dedicated his life to and his idiotic ignorant mishandling taunting and harrassing ABUSE of wild dangerous animals got him killed. I'd love to see you in a ring with Jay Paul for just five minutes. Just five short minutes. He'd beat the living dog piss out of you. You troublemaking twit. Leave people alone to watch what THEY WANT TO WATCH. I'm so sick of these damn busybodies trying to dictate what the free world can choose to watch or not watch on TV. If we don't want to see it, then we can turn it off. Simple as that. You don't tell me what to watch on Television. You just said above that if the alligator population needs to be controlled then you understand. Well, it does. A boy just lost his arm THE OTHER DAY to a gator attack, and it was all over the news. If you understand that it's necessary to kill them and you're ok with that fact, then who gives a damn if people watch it being done or not? They aren't even showing the bullet make contact with the skull. They keep the camera on the shooter. You're just trying to censor and hide the truth about the reality of this practice. It has to be done. You want it to be something people do as a dirty little secret. Idiot. It's not glorifying anything because if you're worried it's going to cause more people to want to go out and get tags and hunt them for money, it isn't going to happen. They only issue a certain number of tags and that wont change. If anything it shows how dangerous these animals are and shows that people need to NOT mess with them. Your dumb ass hero Steve Irwin would play with those things and treat them like circus poodles and did more to encourage people to go out and pet one like he did. He was wreckless and did more harm to his cause than good. You are a censor and your soapbox ranting is NOT wanted. So if you don't like the show and don't want to watch it.........TURN IT OFF STUPID. But you don't tell me what I can watch. I'm an adult. I pay taxes. I own a house. Screw YOU, you little hobit!

747 days ago


This is preserving the cajun way of living off the land. We didnt always get our food and clothing from stores. Also it is population control. And if the world supply of food every gets low, I think I would like to have a cajun for a freind.

747 days ago


Someone check the little man's closet, I want to know what all the fabrics are made of....

747 days ago


folks...the WHOLE reason for his RANT was to drum up publicity for his new show WILD THINGS. the timing wasn't be ACCIDENT.

747 days ago


This is a life style that was around when Steve Ewrin was alive! These guys hunt for 1 month out of a year, completely controlled, licensed, monitored, it's their living. Why should they make some money off this reality craze, their real honest hard working Americans.

747 days ago


Another talentless, liberal idiot phukktard that has just enough "Yes men" surrounding him to make him believe his mindless opinion counts for something special.

747 days ago


You're a short dude trying to be big and that's cruel. That swamp could be an excellent way of disposing prisoners in jails, prisons who want to die and been proven as 100% guilty to be dropped in. Would you have a problem with that? The prison system may, prisoners are meal tickets. Swamp People may be horrible to some but you and your fiends in Hollyweird are the worst animals who put out crap that only an Alligator would eat up.

747 days ago

Ron Oldmiller    

Damn Hippie!

747 days ago


That's what a lot of people do here for a living. If some were not killed they would be everywhere! They kill them to keep the population in check. He obviously spoke without having any knowledge of what he was talking about!

747 days ago


It has nothing to do with history,as well as 90% of the other programming it has on anymore.Why even call it The History Channel anymore??Take it all off and start from scratch,or change the friggin name to The Non History Channel!

747 days ago
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