PETA slams Palin for using animal hunting controversy

New York: Sarah Palin has been slammed by PETA for using her hunting escapades to boost the ratings of her show `Sarah Palin`s Alaska`.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believe Palin is spending so much small screen time clubbing halibut and quartering caribou because she is trying to improve her TLC show``s numbers.

"Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show, but the ratings remain as dead as the poor animals she shoots," the New York Daily News quoted PETA`s Dan Mathews, as saying.

Mathews` statement came following an episode in which Palin shot and graphically took apart a caribou.

Though `Sarah Palin`s Alaska` premiered with 5 million viewers-the highest program launch numbers in TLC history-its second episode, in which the politico and her daughter Bristol clubbed halibut, only reeled in 3 million.

However, Palin appeared to cash in on the negative press surrounding the halibut episode ramping up controversial tweets surrounding her hunting escapades.

Tomorrow-`Sarah Palin`s Alaska` we slay salmon.

"A bunch of `em," she tweeted.

The tactic seemed to work as the TLC show`s numbers rose to 3.5 million in the third episode.

Palin`s most recent tweet, appeared to bait PETA into responding to her expedition with her father.

"PETA: yes, that is responsible hunting you see in `Sarah Palin`s Alaska` video tease for Sunday night. Remember - we eat, therefore we hunt," she tweeted ahead of the episode.


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