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Re: Ever feel like recording is invasive?

Subject: Re: Ever feel like recording is invasive?
From: "Aaron Ximm" aaron_gmail
Date: Sun Oct 1, 2006 12:15 pm (PDT)
On 10/1/06, Toby Sinkinson <> wrote:
> into mind, and I started thinking about the lack of privacy of these
> animals.
> I realize my thinking involves a bit of anthropomorphising, but the
> feeling came on a gut level not an intellectual one...

No "but" I would say ~ that's the level anthropomorphism operates on.

Personally I take consolation in the thought that if the elk wanted privacy=
they would go inside. Not to mention, wear clothing.

I do think animals exposed to humans have a tough lot because they're
stressed. Proximity equals threat. I think the instinct to leave them in
peace is a good one but also that your impact is mitigated by relative
distance and the care you take when you attend to that instinct.

Privacy could be a name to use in shorthand giving animals this comfort
zone, but I don't believe animals experience an emotion as self-aware as a
sense of 'invaded privacy' as we know it of course...



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