Sarah Palin is under fire for clubbing a fish to death on her new reality TV show.SO it's a standard practice, yet somehow when this woman does it it's a crime against nature.
The Tea Party darling and her daughter Bristol, 20, were shown on a halibut fishing trip filmed for her new programme, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
After catching a fish, Sarah is seen beating it with a club and Bristol later holds its still-beating heart in her hand, a sight Sarah called 'weird'.
A spokesperson for animal rights group In Defense Of Animals told TMZ: 'Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.'
The group adds: 'Most disturbing is the way she seems to enjoy causing suffering to other beings. When they laugh about the beating heart that Bristol holds in her hand, their complete insensitivity to the animal kingdom becomes clear.'
A spokesperson for the Alaska Charter Association told the U.S. website that the clubbing technique is humane because it supposedly minimises suffering.
Halibut clubbing is actually a standard practice among fishermen.
During the episode, Sarah explains why clubbing halibut to death is necessary saying: 'stunning the halibut may seem a bit harsh to some but it's the safest and most humane way to harvest these massive fish.'