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bijou
05-02-2010, 02:34 PM
Wildlife documentary makers are infringing animals' rights to privacy by filming their most private and intimate moments, according to a new study.

Footage of animals giving birth in their burrows or mating crosses an ethical line that film-makers should respect, according to Brett Mills, a lecturer in film studies at the University of East Anglia.

Mills compiled a report on animals' rights to privacy after reviewing scenes from the BBC's 2009 wildlife series "Nature's Great Events". Among the offending footage was film of a narwhal whale that appeared to have retreated from view beneath the Arctic ice sheet.

"Instead of thinking we'll leave it alone, film-makers decide the only solution is to develop new technology so they can film it," Mills said.

"We have an assumption that humans have some right to privacy, so why do we not assume that for other species, particularly when they are engaging in behaviour that suggests they don't want to be seen?" ...link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/29/wildlife-films-infringe-privacy)

Just plain nuts. :eek:

Articulate_Ape
05-02-2010, 03:44 PM
You have got to be shitting me.


Footage of animals giving birth in their burrows or mating crosses an ethical line that film-makers should respect, according to Brett Mills, a lecturer in film studies at the University of East Anglia.

That university never ceases to add to its credibility and prestige, does it?

ColonialMarine0431
05-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Oh Lawdy. Do you think 2 monkeys doing the nasty give a rat's ass if they're being filmed? Animals aren't even aware of what a camera is. :eek: This is just another attempt to imprint human morality and values onto animals.

bijou
05-02-2010, 04:16 PM
You have got to be shitting me.



That university never ceases to add to its credibility and prestige, does it?

It's not having a good year . :D


BTW I forgot to add this in the OP


D6nottAilQw

ColonialMarine0431
05-02-2010, 04:25 PM
It's not having a good year . :D


BTW I forgot to add this in the OP


D6nottAilQw

:D

That's Rowan Atkinson in the gorilla suit! I'd know that voice anywhere. :D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/GIFS-Animated/chimp.gif

bijou
05-02-2010, 04:29 PM
:D

That's Rowan Atkinson in the gorilla suit! I'd know that voice anywhere. :D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/GIFS-Animated/chimp.gif

I think that sketch is the funniest thing he ever did. I can't recall much of the show even though I was a fan at the time, but that sticks in the memory.

Articulate_Ape
05-02-2010, 04:37 PM
That was hilarious, Bijou! I am amazed that I had seen that sketch before.

ColonialMarine0431
05-02-2010, 04:46 PM
"Wild?! I was absolutely livid" :p

Wei Wu Wei
05-02-2010, 05:12 PM
lmao

Gingersnap
05-03-2010, 11:02 AM
Wait a minute - if animals have a right to privacy during acts/behaviors they might not want to perform in view of others, doesn't that mean that humans also have that right?

So, if I'm robbing a 7/11, I absolutely don't want other humans seeing me do this. Is it okay to legally prevent the store owner from installing security cameras? Can I shoot the witnesses? :confused:

linda22003
05-03-2010, 11:52 AM
Animals don't get distracted very easily.

http://www.shweir.com/images/Kangaroo_-_-_Not_Now_Kid.JPG

FlaGator
05-03-2010, 12:00 PM
You have got to be shitting me.



That university never ceases to add to its credibility and prestige, does it?

It just goes to show you that once you've pulled of the biggest hoax in human history you really have to take some chances if you want to top yourself.

noonwitch
05-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Animals don't get distracted very easily.

http://www.shweir.com/images/Kangaroo_-_-_Not_Now_Kid.JPG



That's got to be one of the funniest photos I've seen in a long time.


I say the animals want us to watch them have sex. If they cared what we thought, they'd hide while they did it. The cats in my neighborhood don't seem to care if people are watching.

Ironhead
05-16-2010, 01:59 AM
Unfortunately they now lecture us on the civil rights of animals during college ethics courses. This B.S. is indoctrinated into our college text books as well. Liberals are mentally ill, and we should deal with them accordingly. You wouldn't accept the delusional rantings of a deranged schizophrenic and take it seriously would you? The same should go for liberals.

Constitutionally Speaking
05-16-2010, 09:11 AM
Oh Lawdy. Do you think 2 monkeys doing the nasty give a rat's ass if they're being filmed? Animals aren't even aware of what a camera is. :eek: This is just another attempt to imprint human morality and values onto animals.



Well, Obama appointee, Cass Sunstein, HAS supported the "right" of animals to sue in court!

PoliCon
05-16-2010, 09:41 AM
link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/29/wildlife-films-infringe-privacy)

Just plain nuts. :eek:

Another idiot on the left trying to humanize animals. :rolleyes: