I Don’t Believe It…

Yet another opportunity for a Victor Meldrew moment today with the news that:

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.

Now, of course, this could be just the news media spinning what Dr. Mills has actually said. On the other hand, it would appear that he has form in making comments that make me want to bang my head against the wall…

Update: Some people think that Dr. Mills has a point. As I commented on Jean’s post, I still don’t buy it…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to I Don’t Believe It…

  1. Brian says:

    Does that make Attenborough a pornographer?

  2. Geoff says:

    Perhaps it does in the eyes of Dr. Mills, but here on Planet Earth, I think we can all agree that Attenborough is a National Treasure…

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