Food appeared in various episodes of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC.  For example in a Nov. 2010 episode of the program, "Mother Daughter Bonding," Palin and daughter Bristol went out commercial fishing, and she is later shown cutting a halibut steak. The episode that drew the most attention was the Dec. 5, 2010 episode where Palin went caribou hunting.

Sarah Palin Dec. 2, 2010 Facebook posting

"Tune in to "Sarah Palin's Alaska" this Sunday at 9pm ET/8pm central on TLC to see how we fill our freezers and feed our families with home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game. We'll show you how Alaskans hunt. As my friend Sue says, "the tundra is the type of landscape that will make a man out of anybody." And, PETA..., please remember: Alaskans eat, therefore we hunt. You'll also see us hunting at the edge of A..."

Screen grab from promo for TLC's "Sarah Palin's Alaska"

"Many remote areas of Alaska there's no grocery store nearby...it's four or five hundred miles away."

"We're down to you know just five moose packages, three caribou packages..."

"It's time to get out there and go caribou hunting."


PETA addressed this in a rather snarky Dec. 7, 2010 blog posting:

"Not content with bludgeoning fish to death, Sarah Palin has now gone out and shot herself a caribou on her reality TV show Sarah Palin's Alaska. PETA V.P. Dan Mathews blasted the trigger-happy Alaskan: "Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show," he said, "But the ratings remain as dead as the poor animals she shoots."

Ouch!

After successfully "taking" a caribou (it took her almost as many tries as it did for her to graduate from college), Palin proudly proclaimed that taking the life of another sentient being gave her "a great feeling of accomplishment."

We rather think that the accomplishment of these Alaskans, who reportedly saved four deer who were in danger of drowning, is a bit more impressive.

Written by Alisa Mullins