Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Simple!

There are so-called nature photographers out there who can't seem to grasp the difference between baiting owls with live rodents and feeding birdseed to songbirds. "Baiting is baiting," they'll say. The difference is quite simple, really. Photographers who bait owls and other raptors with living creatures would not be able to seal their work with the American Humane Association's trademark "No Animals Were Harmed" disclaimer. Don't you think such an ethical sentiment ought to be axiomatic for all nature photography?

Link: Don't Bait!

Northern Hawk Owl © 2013 Mike McDowell

1 comment:

  1. What is more disturbing is how these photographers have no problem sacrificing a live animal for a photo op. Or that 'everyone else is doing it' reasoning. Perhaps another way to stop this is for editors to be persuaded not to purchase these images so there is no market for them.