Sarah Palin’s ‘snuff film’ has animal rights groups angry

Though viewers are falling faster than bludgeoned halibuts (the show’s ratings dropped by 40 percent to 3 million for Sunday’s show), “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” still has more than enough viewers to stir up controversy. Animal rights activists are up in arms over Palin’s treatment of a halibut in the latest episode.

In Defense of Animals has called the footage of Palin clubbing a halibut to death a “snuff film.” Alaska fisherman groups beg to differ, saying it’s actually a humane technique to put down the large fish, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The former vice presidential nominee took to the seas with her daughter Bristol (off from a night of dancing, I presume), where she tells the camera, “stunning the halibut may seem a bit harsh to some, but it’s the safest and most humane way to harvest these massive fish.”

Read the entire article, view the video and vote at the Washington Post Blog.

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2 Comments on “Sarah Palin’s ‘snuff film’ has animal rights groups angry”

  • Share Welsh wrote on 7 December, 2010, 8:51

    Palin also guns down a defenseless elk, and TLC pays her 250,000 per episode. I am no longer going to watch TLC -now called TRULY LUDICROUS CRUELTY channel !

  • jeana wrote on 26 January, 2011, 10:08

    Sarah Palin is on the same level as any animalkillers,abuser, She has no brains and is a damger to this country. she is a cold hearted, noncaring, killing machine.

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