PETA blasts Sarah Palin over 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' caribou killing
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/08/2010
Sarah Palin has upset PETA again.
PETA has come out and bashed the former vice-presidential candidate for Sunday night's Sarah Palin's Alaska which featured Palin hunting, killing and gutting a caribou.
"Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show," PETA executive Dan Mathews said in a statement.
Sunday's broadcast featured Palin boarding a small bush plane and flying over 500 miles into the Arctic Circle wilderness to hunt caribou for food to get her family through the winter.
"In many remote areas of Alaska, there's no grocery store nearby. It's four or five hundred miles away," Palin said during the fourth episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska. "It's time to get out there and go caribou hunting."
The episode featured Palin hunting with her father Chuck and family friend Steve Becker for a couple of days and included footage of Palin missing several prior shots at the caribou, giving PETA another reason to criticize the show.
PETA previously disapproved of Sarah Palin's Alaska's second episode in which Palin and her daughter Bristol were shown clubbing halibuts unconscious and then gutting them alive -- and holding their still-beating hearts -- during a mother-daughter commercial fishing trip.