Question by amanda leigh .: Can filmmakers help the injured animals they film?
For example, I’m currently watching a documentary on NatGeoWild about lions, and one of the young cubs was injured by a herd of buffalo. His pelvis is broken, which has paralyzed his entire back end. I have yet to watch it all the way through – for all I know, he could miraculously get better, however unlikely that is. But his pride has just abandoned him for their own survival, and if he doesn’t get better, can the filmmakers step in and help him? Not themselves, probably, but can they at least get him veterinary care or something?
It was just very heart-breaking to watch, and considering there are so few lions left in the wild, I’m hoping that every life can be saved somehow. ):
Answer by S
Depends on the laws of the country they’re shooting in. Usually it’s against the law for people without the right credentials to interfere with wildlife. And most filmakers do not have the knowledge on what to do.
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