Saturday, January 28, 2012

On Nature Programs

Why do nature programs concentrate so much on the last day in the life of various prey animals? What is the underlying message they are sending us? Nature red in tooth and claw? But each of those animals had other days in their lives, some many other days. Note, also, how rarely these programs portray the last day in the life of a predator.

It's as if we are being told to look at only one of the many faces of nature, and perhaps to identify with the predators.