Eagle Owl in the dark

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Pedagydusz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,757
Re: Eagle Owl in the dark
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Phocal wrote:

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Baiting wildlife for a photograph is one of the most despicable things anyone who calls themselves a wildlife photographer could ever do.

I totally disagree. That would be true, if the act included some thing unethical in itself, such as puting an animal to be killed by the predator, or similar.

Otherwise, as in this case, the photographer is just "making something happen", something that would sooner or later (possibly much later!) occur anyway.

How is it different from offering honey to bees or ants? Or planting in the garden flowering plants that attract butterflies, to photograph the insects? Or, indeed, photographing lions, elephants, cheetahs or crocodiles in the so called "reserves" in Africa, India, or other places, where the animals would not have survived without human action?

I think that puritanical thinking like that does much harm to the cause of Nature protection. We may well be in the brink of the greatest extinction of all times, let's just not bring dogma and ideology into this, it could be made worse!

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