Dominic Monaghan shows disgust for History Channel's Swamp People
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV
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Actor Dominic Monaghan is not one to hold back opinions. His most recent criticisms came to light through Twitter last week when he lashed out at the History Channel’s reality series “Swamp People.”

The “Lost” and “Lord of the Rings” star tweeted his disgust and hatred for the show. He wrote, “If my hero #steveirwin was around those shows about killing alligators wouldn’t be on tv. I’m gonna stop them. Watch this space. [sic]”

Monaghan continued, “If alligator populations need to be controlled I understand but the act should not be glorified on tv.disgusting.These are living creatures. [sic]”

For those who don’t know, “Swamp People” is about a group of “swampers” who hunt alligators during the 30-day hunting season in the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana.

Monaghan is an avid animal lover and he even went as far to say the show is about “rednecks killing alligators.” He also revealed he doesn’t enjoy the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” but noted “at least you don’t see these animals shot at.”

The actor has so much love for animals he is starring in a reality show about wildlife. “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” is hosted by the 35-year-old who travels the world looking for unusual insects. It will air in the United Kingdom sometime later this year.

“As I said I blame the network not the people.i consider it tortuous to stalk net n shoot an intelligent animal, [sic]” he added.

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Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Shane Guilbeau

    How dare you attack the cajun culture. Turn off the freaking channel if you don’t like the show. This is a way of life and has been for hundreds of years for the Cajun people. So, screw you and your discriminatory views. You can not pick and choose parts of the culture. It is this part that makes up part of the whole. Who the hell cares what he thinks about the show. You are not of the cajun persuasion, sooooo…… SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    • DanaNewton

      If you think Swamp People is a good representation of Cajun culture, I feel sorry for the Cajuns. And there is no reason to kill all those animals that are minding their own business. Animal cruelty doesn’t need to be part of any culture. Most Spaniards don’t go to bullfights, for example, and you can certainly separate Spanish culture from torturing weakened bulls to death.

  • Kate Isamilf

    “It’s not unusual for a 4ft or larger alligator to pop up in your backyard here” Ridiculous claim, Chicken Little.


    poor nicky got his boxers in a bunch……I guessing you don’t want to come to mo. to deer hunt this season


    wimpy assed do-gooder liberals