January 5, 2008

Photographers lure wildlife, animals get shot

Filed under: Animals,Photography by Orangemaster @ 12:44 pm

National Park de Hoge Veluwe is going to have a talk with professional nature photographers about their bad behaviour, Director Van Voorst said. According to the park, photographers continue to lure wildlife with food after which the animals get used to humans and become tame. And when an animal becomes tame and too friendly with visitors they shoot it just like they shot a fox this summer who had jumped into a car.

Here’s the clincher: the association of nature photographers says that only professionals should feed the animals. According to them, ‘ordinary’ visitors also feed the animals to take pictures. Does ‘monkey see, monkey do’ apply here?

Hey silly animal paparazzi, what about getting a better zoom lens and not feeding the animals at all? Call me crazy, but it’s so much easier to blame someone who got their camera for free when they opened a bank account. Or go take pictures at the zoo.

(Link: fok.nl)

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April 6, 2007

Netherlands top distributors of animal porn

Filed under: General,Weird by Orangemaster @ 10:56 am

Apparently, The Netherlands is top dog when it comes to distributing animal pornography, as it is one of the few countries left where this type of pornography is not forbidden. Filming animal pornography mostly takes place in Central Europe and Brazil, as the legislation there is also non-existent.

“The top two companies are located in The Netherlands,” according to the Director of Topscore in Doetinchem, one of the two companies in question. The other one is Cybermedia in Nieuwegein. “Of the 10 new films we release every month, the three animal films sell the best”. Many foreigners come specially to Amsterdam to buy animal porn and most animal porn websites are hosted here. The Minister of Justice Hirsch Ballin is considering banning animal porn in The Netherlands.

Why is this news? There was a recent Dutch article about a man raping another person’s pony 45 times (!) who could not be prosecuted because there’s no law against having sex with animals. They were thinking of getting him from breaking and entering.


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