The History Channel Must Stop Airing “Swamp People”

Baby Alligator

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. Really people? This is so stupid. People have to eat and everybody is not going to eat your way. I personally like meat and you have to kill animals to get it. Humans have done this since the dawn of time. Get over yourselves. These people are feeding themselves and families. Find a different hobby you cannot run the world.

    • Fuck you there is no way in hell I am signing this. BTW if you don’t like what’s on change the Chanel that’s why there are so many.

    • Madness! Swamp people and the people in it are the furthest away from pointless trophy hunting than you can be! Alligator hunting is a necessary part of conservation in those areas as they are at the top of the food chain. Also they aren’t killing purely for money, they hunt to eat which is I million times better than buying meat that has been force reared and gon through the experience of a slaughterhouse. Hunted Alligators die in there natural environment doing what comes naturally to them…. Hunting there own food!

    • I agree we kill animals all the time like cows chickens etc and there are more shows where they kill animals besides swamp people, to this person who wrote this petition letter should get out of there house and look at the REAL! WORLD!

  2. Get real! Alligators have gone from endangered species to near-varmint status in less than 50 years.

    When you live in a swamp, how are you going to make a living? You hunt, that’s how.

    Not everyone can subsist on tofu & tap water. Alligator is delicious!

    Besides, this is the final season for this show, so kwitcherbitchin!

  3. Millennial loser douchebags. The women on the show could stop mud holes in your collective asses. None of you have ever been anything that societies or civilizations of been built on. You are frosting on the cake of society.

    Shut up and enjoy the free ride.

  4. No Thank you agree with all above, control of population. Overpopulation is never good. People live off the land, just like Native Americans that’s why God put them here!

  5. Yes, it’s much better to raise animals in a cage, pump them up with poison and antibiotics, and have them butchered in a plant then laid out in neat little pieces in the grocery store so the sensitive crybabies who write negative articles about hunting don’t have to see an animal die.

  6. This petition is ridiculous, seriously, grow a pair. If the writer of this petition had actually down their research, they’d know that Louisiana’s alligator hunting season is the only way to keep the gator population manageable. Otherwise, people and their livestock and pets would be in serious danger. Nobody is forcing you to watch the show, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. But don’t go putting yourself in business that you don’t understand.

  7. Whoever wrote this petition is a ignorant moron. In their elitest ivory vegan tower with their heads stuck up their ass. I think every animal right wing nut who is for this petition should live in Louisiana for a month with over populated alligators bring their pets and let’s see how long their pets will disappear into a gator gullet. And then they swim in the marsh and become gators dinner. That is what happens with over pop of gators they are cannibals eat the weaker ones then they eat dogs and cats and children and people. The last two these activist would cheer more people Leaving the planet.

  8. Kevin Wackley says:

    If it was up to these assholes we all would be eating vegetables for every meal or until someone feels sorry for the poor vegetables. These assholes should just shut the he’ll up and go live their own lives instead of trying to dictate how everyone should live.

  9. First off alligators are reptiles you dumb asses. History channel why are you listening to these idiots???? Does anyone know how to get in touch with History Channel to tell them they must keep this show on. This really angers me.

  10. Bornwithabrain says:

    Wow. A lot of hillbillies read this blog.
    I didn’t realize watching inbred ret//rds hunt gators was so popular.

  11. It is necessary to cull alligators for 1 month each year if not they will continue to grow and over populate near people.

  12. Keith Thrasher says:

    You know if it offends you so bad either change the channel or better yet turn you damn tv,computer or whatever you are watching it on off. Then you want have to try and run everyone else’s lives. It’s a simple thing to do every device has an off button. So stop worrying about everyone else and take care of your own business.

  13. Now you intelligent folks know that men don’t have to kill animals to eat meat. That is just a guvment conspiracy to cover up killin poor defenseless animals You can always go to the grocery store and buy meat in plastic wrap on styrofoam plates where no animals were killed in the process. (I wonder where they do get those steaks I like so well) Surely no one would kil a poor defensless cow, or hog for those BBQ ribs we like so well. And hamburgers, they must be made from plastic stuff that is refined from oil. No decent human being would stun a cow with one of those big machines. Its inhuman.

  14. Gary Wayne says:

    Fn tree hugger queers. Animals are here for us to eat. Get over it.

  15. john andres says:

    The History Channel decided to sell their holdings to A&E. A&E made the decision to cancel all of the great programming the History Channel has run for years.Now their target audience are Milienials. Their shows are predominately about people smoking dope and blowing each other.

  16. Vickey Watkins says:

    Hey you bunch of whinny cry babies. Grow up you’ve probably have had everything handed to you. The people that live in the swamp work hard for a living and they eat off the land.And I bet they are healthier than you .Because they eat what the good Lord gives them .So mind your own business and leave the SWAMP POEPLE A-L-O-N-E.

  17. Terry Lowe says:

    Oh you cancel a show about people making an honest living but you keep a show about “dance moms” emotionally abusing their daughters so they can feel important? What the hell has that got to do with history? Alligator hunting has been around for hundreds of years, those people make their living from it! History channel needs to be called idiot channel!

  18. Terry Lowe says:

    Maybe someone should start a petition to cancel Dance Moms! You talk about influencing children and that show just shows kids it’s OK if their mothers act like idiots and fight over whose daughters are better at dancing! How stupid are you people?

  19. I love all types of “critters” but come on now…….they’re not killing puppies or kittens!!! These are blood-thirsty, extremely strong reptiles who live only to kill!!! And they’re not killing tiny little alligators like the one shown in this blog! My neighbors had a man-made pond in their backyard and they filled it with different types of small fish. They would float around in their small boat or go swimming in that pond on a hot summer day & so would their pets. One day a 6 foot alligator somehow got into their pond and all I can say is Praise God they shot it before it killed someone or some pet! There were kids who played by that pond too!! I’d rather see the alligator shot than ripping someone or something apart mercilessly!!

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