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Animal Planet hates animals:

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I know drama and horror earns more ratings, but this has gotten stupid. I watched Animal Planet all day yesterday for the first time in ages, and every single show was about animals as a negative presence. Infested, Monster Inside Me, Weird True & Freaky, Hoarders, Fatal Attractions, that one about the asshole exterminator...I'm sure there are some others I can't think of.

I do get entertained by how the families on "Infested" usually lose the war against nature, especially when they're just stupid fucking pussies afraid to live in a yard with harmless garter snakes everywhere.

Weird, True & Freaky is probably the worst. They collect a bunch of youtube videos, then dramatize them as "disturbing" even when they're just cats making funny noises. This show actually used my girlfriend's video of her hissing cockroach giving birth, but made it out to be disgusting and flat-out lied that the species was capable of infesting houses.

Don't even get me started on the shows that aren't about animals.

edited 21st Feb '11 7:19:49 PM by scythemantis

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 2 Buscemi, Mon, 21st Feb '11 7:37:52 PM from a log cabin
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Looks like it's gone downhill since Meerkat Manor ended.
 3 lee4hmz, Mon, 21st Feb '11 7:45:34 PM from Giant Not-A-Base
Lurks too much
I actually tried watching some of those, and I lost interest pretty quickly. The True Crime shows on Investigation Discovery are better than that crap.
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 4 Meeble, Tue, 22nd Feb '11 1:19:51 PM from the ruins of Granseal
likes the cheeses.
I didn't particularly think the Animal Hoarding shows portrayed the animals themselves in a negative light. The episodes I've seen have made a point to reflect the suffering of the animals as well as the owners, and to emphasize that the problem was on the part of the owners.
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There are some good shows. For example, Dogs 101.
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 6 Cider, Tue, 22nd Feb '11 6:39:02 PM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Well if I was mowing the lawn, Garter Snakes would be annoying if they didn't get out of the way of the mower, assuming they had a lawn and mowed it.

But yes, they are harmless, I know people who have been bit by Garter Snakes several times with no complications and they are cute and fun to play with.

Really though, don't they have shows about animal cops and The Dog Whisperer? Those don't seem all that negative.
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 7 strawberryflavored, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 3:06:59 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
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[up]I thought Dog Whisperer was on National Geographic Channel.
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 8 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 3:37:54 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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I'm fond of Cats 101.
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 9 Meeble, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 5:55:40 AM from the ruins of Granseal
likes the cheeses.
[up][up] You're right. Animal Planet does have a female british Dog Whisperer expy, though I can't recall the name of the show off-hand.

edited 23rd Feb '11 5:56:40 AM by Meeble

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[up]it's me or the dog
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 11 Buscemi, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 8:12:39 AM from a log cabin
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A much better show, by the way.
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Humour, where would we be without it? In Germany, probably
 13 thewriter, Wed, 23rd Feb '11 10:30:58 AM from Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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Why are there ghost shows on the animal planet now?
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 14 ccoa, Thu, 24th Feb '11 5:58:14 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Network Decay. They're trying to attract more viewers so they get more money.
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 15 carbon-mantis, Fri, 25th Feb '11 7:26:43 AM from the woods Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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The entire channel block seems to be sailing down the same river, unfortunately.
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Y'know what I miss? Animal Planet's The Most Extreme
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 17 Accela, Fri, 25th Feb '11 12:30:41 PM from one of my story's worlds
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[up] I loved that show! I watched it all the time when I was a kid.
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 18 Lizard Bite, Fri, 25th Feb '11 4:58:46 PM from Two Galaxies Over
[up][up] THE MOST EXTREME ISN'T ON ANYMORE!?

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! THAT SHOW KICKED ASS!

...this is why I should make an effort to keep up with what's happening with TV, so I don't get bombshells like this dropped on me.

edited 25th Feb '11 4:59:28 PM by LizardBite

Latin American Animal planet is doing much better. They have Dog Whisperers And the British one . Even though if Victoria and Cesar were put in the same room they wouldn't agree on anything.

But there is something that sucks and it is that they started putting movies on it. Sometimes, extremely off-topic movies including Brooke Shield's quasi porn movie she made when she was 13 - The excuse was that the lagoon had a natural frame, lol. But that's better than when they put horror movies in which animals are the villains...

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[up][up]My thoughts exactly

And wait, Animal Planet has shows that aren't about animals?
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 21 Accela, Sun, 27th Feb '11 2:31:38 PM from one of my story's worlds
Nerd Mode Always On
They have that one "I Shouldn't Be Alive" show that, as far as I can tell, has pretty much nothing to do with animals unless they have a victim of a shark attack or something. Most of the time, it's about a guy surviving an avalanche or nearly falling down a cliff.
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They oughta be showing movies like Beethoven and Over the Hedge if they're gonna show movies.
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Or Finding Nemo...

Interesting observation, I was learning in my anthropology class that National Geographic actually doesn't really care that much about the native cultures they visit. They're much more concerned with the romanticized idealism and physical attractiveness of the landscape rather than the cultural background of most of the countries.
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 24 carbon-mantis, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 4:48:45 PM from the woods Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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[up] Then there's always that infamous article they ran a few years back about elephant hunters where the guy supposedly documenting everything actually bought a bunch of ivory and handed it out to the locals so that he could set up a good photo op.
So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite ’em; and so proceed ad infinitum.
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