The History Channel Must Stop Airing “Swamp People”

Target: The History Channel and the producers of “Swamp People”

Goal: Convince the History Channel to discontinue the reality TV show “Swamp People” and all other shows that advocate hunting and killing animals.

Killing animals is not an acceptable thing, nor should it be televised as a reality TV show. It is clear that the History Channel and the producers of Swamp People are solely interested in making money wherever possible and they clearly have no regard for wildlife. Swamp People is a reality TV show that the History Channel airs which documents the Cajuns, or swamp people, that live in Louisiana in the swamp areas who hunt and kill innocent alligators during alligator season in order to make a living. In doing so, these “swamp people” go around on a boat looking for alligators to slaughter. Usually, the alligators are not easily killed with one bullet shot, so it usually takes several shots. Sometimes the alligators are seen trying to swim away but they cannot because they are injured and suffering from the pain of having been shot. The alligators never get away because they are captured by the swamp people. In other cases, the swamp people lay out bait with sharp hooks that get caught on the mouths of alligators. These alligators have to endure the immense pain sometimes for hours before the swamp people come to kill them. What is even more sad is that while the swamp people are killing the alligators, they are laughing and joking about it. While the swamp people are not torturing and killing alligators, they are seen hunting and killing other innocent animals for fun.

There is certainly nothing funny about killing and torturing animals and it is such a tragedy that even the History Channel would support it by airing such a barbaric thing. This TV show depicts cruel and inhumane behavior toward animals and what is sick about it is that it is not only supported but encouraged by channels such as the History Channel. Killing innocent animals in their natural habitat and making money off of it not only should be illegal and discouraged, but be made a crime to televise such cruelty for entertainment and money. On top of that, this show and others like it continues such myths that alligators are bad and dangerous animals. They are no different than you or me; alligators, like all animals are only trying to survive. It is obvious that humans kill far more alligators and other animals than animals kill humans.

In the same manner that shows like this continue the myths that alligators are dangerous so supposedly it makes it OK for people to hunt and kill them, it also makes the younger generation think that it is OK to hunt and kill animals. By airing this show, the History Channel is giving a bad influence to kids who might watch this show. This show does absolutely nothing to educate the younger generation about wildlife, living in harmony with animals and having an appreciation for them, but rather, it continues to promote killing as a solution which is never a solution. Killing will never solve any problems, it only continues them.

Shame on the History Channel for promoting such cruel, horrific and heart wrenching behavior and for not really educating the younger generation about wildlife, but only educating them about killing. Shame on the state of Louisiana for allowing this kind of thing to happen. The Cajuns claim that alligator hunting is a tradition of theirs that dates back to several hundred years ago. So supposedly that makes it OK for them to continue killing innocent creatures? Living in a modern country, why would anyone allow such barbaric things to continue on, tradition or not? Times change, people change, things change and laws change. I say that hunting and killing animals needs to be 100% illegal and that this show be taken off the air for good. It is time that people become educated about how valuable wildlife and nature are and that we should respect them.

Please sign this petition to demand that Swamp People be taken off the air and that animals should not be treated in such cruel ways, that it is not OK to make money off killing innocent creatures.


Dear History Channel and the producers of Swamp People,

While your reality TV show Swamp People may be entertaining to some people, it is highly offensive to others. It also does not even talk about history, so it really does not make sense for you to air that show. Swamp People does nothing to educate people about history, it only promotes killing. It is very immoral to air a show that depicts people torturing and killing animals. This is no way to live and the fact the people actually make money on killing animals is barbaric. I am very ashamed that you, the History Channel, would ever support such a horrible thing, much less encourage it. I urge you to think about it and to realize that killing animals or any living creature is not acceptable and should not be shown for entertainment and profit.

You should be concerned about the kind of people that may watch your show, such as kids, and the kind of effect it may have on them. This is not a good influence for kids and should not be dismissed as if it were. Promoting killing as a hobby or as a solution to any problem will never solve them, it will only continue the violence and killing and continue to make this world a horrible place to live in.


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  1. Are you people nuts? Sorry that’s obviously a retorical question. You do realize why the state issues tags to hunt them right? They over populate. Just like humans living off taxpayers these animals find a female and bang her. Result happy gator until diease or food runs out. They don’t vote so a certain political party doesn’t support them and they die horrible deaths. You probably didn’t know this but theydn’t have health insurance so if not thine out by hunters diease spreads fast. It’s really simple just look at our country.

  2. Wil Nieves says:

    Don’t know who are the idiots petitioning to cancel the show ? Obvious people with low I Q ‘s & no common sense . Please find something to do other than bitch about things you cannot change or control !

    • Obviously I have much more intelligence than you dumb rednecks that aren’t able to spell or speak correctly. I do have a college degree and I’m a retired nurse. It is extremely cruel the way these rednecks kill alligators. This show must be removed from television and the killing stopped. Are you aware that crowded population’s of humans spread disease faster than animals, reptiles, fish, bugs, or birds? I don’t see anyone advocating to kill off humans to stop over population. So educate yourself and help stop this needless, disgusting show of uneducated killing. Also I am from the south, so we aren’t all idiots or rednecks.

      • Let me ask you something, are you also against the killing of mosquitoes, rats, skunks, possums, ants, spiders, and snakes?

      • You are one dumb cunt! Go eat a dick!

        • This show is just another way of proving how ignorant people can be. Seriously, I’m sure these idiots can make a living doing something more productive to society. If they can’t that’s pretty pathetic. Cruelty to animals is never ok, and by the looks of the comments that are supporting the show your ignorance shows no limits. Pathetic.

          • ..the over population of any animal creates issues , look at the current Texas hog situation. They issue tags based on the population to keep the alligators under control. This is the real world.

          • William hamblin says:

            I hate to introduce you to reality drew, but these quarter size brained alligators are cruel to the animals they snatch from the shore and drown. Where’s your pity for them?

      • Here is what we are gonna do, I’m not gonna sign your petition, instead I am gonna get ahold of the history channel and tell them how much you love alligators, I will let them know you want to save them, so here is how we’re gonna do it, I’m gonna tell them to stop killing them and start sending them all to you to take care of to live out the rest of there lives at your house, thank you so much for opening my eyes to this problem, I’m sure you will be pleased to have thousands of these creatures at your house helping you take care of things around there, also I would like to say sorry for your loss to your relatives in advance, thanks and have a wonderful day.

      • Why did you put a ‘ after populations? Furthermore , when one is writing of a human, the correct pronoun should be whom, not “that.” I’m only asking because you “have much more intelligence than you dumb rednecks that aren’t able to spell or speak correctly.” You,my lady, should not throw stones at rednecks, I’m sure the historical reference to redneck is beneath someone of your stature.

      • i see hunting human shows on tv all the time.I think the name of the show is CNN and they hunt in places like Chicago,New York,etc.They even use bait-meth,crack,etc. U get the idea.

      • If you live in the south then you are a dumb bitch for not knowing what is really going on with these gators. Just go back in your hole and shut the fuck up about something you know nothing about!!!!!!!!

      • DONNA Caldwell says:

        Thank you susan

      • William hamblin says:

        Nobody cares about your college degree. It obviously didn’t give you the ability to use common sense. Giving human qualities to a prehistoric animal with the brain the size of a quarter proves that. I wonder if you feel the same pity for the deer fawn that your precious alligator drags into the water and drowns, while that fawn is screaming in pain. Or for the pet dog that gets the same treatment. Or for the child that gets the same treatment. These animals, without control, would soon overpopulated and die a LONG drawn out death. Is that what you prefer? Or from disease that inevitably occurs with overpopulation? Is that what you prefer? Good grief, stop being a Birkenstock wearing hippie burnout liberal and try to get a grip on reality.

      • I take being called a redneck a compliment. Your just stupid.

      • Albert Macias says:

        Stupid arrogant white trash. That’s all your are!

  3. Thaddeus Buttmunch MD says:

    Idiot Rednecks who Enjoy Killing! OK-so there are Too many Gators (Deer, Whatever)

    So let the Department of Natural Resources or Park Rangers take Care of it professionally, instead of your Sick Blood Fetish. And as for “Killing the Unborn” in MY Book, a Baby is not a formed Human until at Least the Second Trimester. You probably want to ban the pill, condoms and “unnatural sex” TOO, Don’t You?? Well…who will PAY to raise these Babies??

    • Telly Mcgrady says:

      Do you really think they have enough resources to do that? Hire professionally? Did it ever once crossed your mind that they issue tags to reduce costs as well as provide mean of livings to the people in the swamp? Are you that cozy in your high chair that you feel the need to take away someone else earning?

      • You have to realize some people don’t live in the real world, they have no concept of reality.. City folk, never seen a tree, let alone a gator. I’m with you Telly.

    • Each “hunter” on swamp people has say 500 tags. They work their butts off for one month to fill those tags. The show alone has what 6 or 7 hunters. That’s 3500 alligators on tv, I don’t know the amount off tv, but for argument’s sake, let’s say 100 more, way under reality. That’s 5k tags. Do you think the very few game wardens have time to kill 5000 gators? Just make the sandwiches and stop trying to think.

  4. Good. I hope they become extinct. I hate the damn things. Choot em! Choot em all! Lol

    • Excuse me, asshole, but alligators are from a lineage millions of years old, before the dinosaurs ever existed. And when they kill humans, although it’s awful, I would point out that Allogators are ambush hunters, adapted to snatch mammals that approach the water…they’re just doing what they do, do you expect them to sit around eating salad? They are dangerous and should be killed if they must be, but they should also be respected from a safe distance.

      • And left unchecked (they have no natural predators), they would over-populate and be forced to move into civilized areas in search of more food. Now if you want to open up your backyard to them at the risk of you, your children, or pets then walk-the-walk and step up. Otherwise, realize this is necessary to make our world safe. Besides, killing animals for food is natural, including gator meat.

      • Asshole? Why asshole? I don’t know eli, but you were agreeing with him, yes, alligators need to be controlled . Calm down potty mouth.

  5. Frederic E Van Order says:

    Choosing ’em!

  6. Thaddeus obviously you are someone that has never had to work for a living or been in a church before god gave us dominion over all animals in the new testemant and abortion is killing so get your story straight who should be at the top of the food chain? With the terrible thing that happened in florida two nights ago someone should call you out! Get a life your probably voting for Hillary

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

  8. having been raised in the south I can tell you gators are dangerous. they don’t care whether you signed a petition for their survival. they will bite you in the ass the same as a guy hunting them. get over yourself. nobody ask you to tune in to the history channel to watch. Thadeous needs a life. he goes from gators to abortion. whats that about ???? my husband and I like the show. we missed Liz and willie this past season. hope the show returns.

  9. Get a life. They have to be controlled. I don’t like killing animals just for the sake of it but I eat what I kill. And it is my understanding that if the numbers aren’t controlled the there is a genuine danger to the public. People who think that if we just leave the environment to control itself and leave it alone have no understanding in the countryside. In any country. Whether it’s elefants, deer, or alligators.

  10. Killing alligators is wrong, overpopulation is also an excuse that could be used to kill people. Perhaps killing off people like the ones on swamp people would be a favor to both people and alligators. Take this disgusting show off.

    • Why are you trying so hard to ruin these people’s livelihoods? It’s a state and park ranger sanctioned hunt that provides people with food, money, clothing and other goods while keeping the alligator population manageable enough that they won’t start moving into residential areas and killing children, adults, pets etc. If you don’t like the show or don’t agree with what they do, why do you keep watching it? Just change the channel.

      • Joey v, she can’t stop them from gator hunting, hell she couldn’t even stop the show it’s back by popular demand, people like Susan will always be around and people will never go be a fuck what she thinks, y’all take care I’m heading out to go gator hunting.

    • Fuck I wish someone would shoot you in the face lady! Your a fucking nut!

    • ‘Gators are apex predators with a brain the size of a peanut. Feeding ‘gators is wrong. Tourists and other bleeding heart morons who know no better take great pleasute in feeding the beasts, causing the ‘gators to learn to associate humans with food source. I recommend finding your closest ‘gator pupolated body of water, throw then chickens on a regular sched, and we can start working on that human population contron that was duggested. By the way get as close to waters edge as possible so you don’t have to sling the chicks too far.

    • ‘Gators are apex predators with a brain the size of a peanut. Feeding ‘gators is wrong. Tourists and other bleeding heart morons who know no better take great pleasute in feeding the beasts, causing the ‘gators to learn to associate humans with food source. I recommend finding your closest ‘gator pupolated body of water, throw then chickens on a regular sched, and we can start working on that human population contron that was duggested. By the way get as close to waters edge as possible so you don’t have to sling the chicks too far.

    • aldeureaux says:

      Why is it wrong? They eat other animals and we eat them. Mortality is shared by all. Advocating killing people to prevent killing is hypocritical to say the least.

    • John Reynolds says:

      They won’t take it off. The people who watch it are the same ones who provide an audience for ‘Finding Bigfoot’. Lol!

  11. Thursday, February 16th 2017 – The new season of Swamp People premiers. Liberals everywhere lose their minds. 🖕🏼

    • I am technically a “liberal” but I also know why they issue the tags to help with population control and it allows people to earn money. I know the alligators get used for food, etc. I fully support things like this. I think humans need population control too. Not to have killing seasons but maybe like what China did for a while limiting the number of babies a family can have for a while. Please don’t lump all liberals in the same category…

  12. Ok, so if they don’t kill a gator, that gator will go on to kill numerous other animals that day. So by protecting that gator, you are sentencing numerous other animals (that can’t protect themselves) to death. Or are you going to ask that alligator to sign that petition and wait for it to bite your arm off?

  13. Where’s the anti petition? No, these hunters are providing a community service that is good for the community and the hunters. These animals if left to populate uncontrolled would decimate the local wildlife, and snatch a kid or two from the shore. They regulate the population, go away liberal.

  14. Alligators aren’t innocent. Its called population control and we need to start doing it with people, especially the tree huggers that wrote this bullshit

  15. Chris Bowman says:

    I found this page while looking up “what do they do with the gators they catch on swamp people”. And just had to leave a comment. If I picked 1000lbs of vegetables a day where my haters at? A living thing is a living thing whether it has blood in its veins or water in its roots. I’m from Texas and we eat all kindsa stuff, if you’re hungry, eat. As far as Mr. Thaddeus goes I ask the questions, “what do you eat? And “what do you do for a living?” All actions in life have an affect on everything else.if ya don’t like it well tough titties, welcome to America bubba.

  16. Chris Bowman says:

    To comment on the subject of “ignorant rednecks”. I may not have a degree in psychology, liberal arts, or whatever, but a do have advance knowledge on many subjects ya’ll “higher educated” folks could only dream to fathom. Have yall ever had to palpate a heifer,give a buddy stitches with a pocket knife n some fishin string in the backwoods, or had to hunt, fish, or gather food to feed your family? Until youve had to walk a mile in our big ol boots, dont call us “ignorant”. Unless ya been through what we have, ya aint gotta clue bo. #fuckoffyuppybitchboys

  17. Like many predatory animals, people not affected by them wonder why they are killed. Rare is the case when an animal is killed for no reason when compared to those killed for food, population control, as a hazard or a combination.

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