Recent footage shows a Netflix crew filming polar bears in their habitat, and the video is damning. In the clip, viewers can see a massive filming rig that is extremely noisy, takes up a ton of space, and pollutes and disrupts the local habitat that the polar bears rely on. But it doesn't have to be this way. If Netflix cared about animals, the company could opt out of these unnecessary practices and use a silent rig to use for their wildlife photography and videography instead.
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Human interference -- from habitat loss, to encroachment, to noise pollution -- can have devastating consequences on wild animals. In fact, humans are the leading cause of species loss and vital ecosystem declines all over the world. From climate change to urban sprawl, our actions can have devastating consequences for already at-risk species like polar bears. So why does Netflix continue to engage in practices that harm wild animals, especially ones that are so easy to fix?In 2020 alone, Netflix brought in nearly 25 billion U.S. dollars. It has over 200 million subscribers globally, and its profits continue to grow. It is clearly more interested in making money than protecting the planet, even as the company ironically promotes content about wildlife conservation. There is no excuse for Netflix to use filming equipment that is disruptive or damaging to any wildlife -- especially endangered species! Help us demand that Netflix switch to silent rig setups which protect endangered species and their vital habitats!