The Wildlife Oscar for a Disservice to it’s Subjects (WODS) goes to National Geographic.
As I have continued to protest, as National Geographic have continued to brutalise their subjects, and to degrade themselves from a respected international organisation to one that is now recognised as sensational, exploitative and downright misleading.
Future generations who are unfortunate and misled enough to see Nat Geo productions can only be badly affected in their attitude to the natural world. That is the National Geographic Disservice, from a country, the U.S., in which violence and aggression is endemic – as recent shootings show.
Their latest emotive, humanised word is “sinful” (26/9/13), 7 Deadly Sins. Examining sinful species of the animal kingdom, plus Dead or Alive – Gator Attack, followed by World’s Deadliest: Animal Rampage, "The World’s most dangerous creatures”. The film-makers (Nat Geo) are those. Not a crocodile or a shark. How will future generations care for these beleaguered creatures when their reputations are continuously damaged or destroyed by the famous National Geographic – a so-called conservation organisation that is doing so much more harm then good?
It’s time, Nat Geo, to take the con out of conservation.
From World’s Deadliest: 7 Deadly Sins: Meet the most wrathful, prideful, gluttonous, lustful, greedy, slothful and envious members of the animal kingdom. Gluttonous ornate horned frogs will eat anything in their path - even their own kind -- before ultimately choking to death. And hell hath no fury like a wrathful hippo whose territory has just been encroached. These docile-looking animals turn into powerful jaws of death if disturbed - they can even snap a crocodile in half in one bite.
From World’s Deadliest: Animal Rampage: Whether it's the frozen fields of Alaska, or the warm waters of Australia, shocking incidents of animals attacking and killing humans, take place all over the world. Usually, the animals aren't looking for a fight ? they're simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time, frequently lashing out in an attempt to protect themselves or their offspring. From Asian Leopards severely mauling people in India, to a 2,000 lb. African Cape buffalo that decides to hunt its human hunter, beasts wreak havoc on tourists and townies trying to share their same turf ? planet Earth.
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