Snow Leopard of Afghanistan
I also just watched how the team captured the snow leopard. What an incredible shame full procedure!!!!!!
First they gave two totally inexperienced man the opportunity to shoot the leopard and they missed at five meters range. What a stupid decision! They had to walk back and forth for more sedatives, while the snow leopard squirmed in sheer panic, after which they stated that it could be harmful for the snow leopard to be exposed to stress. On top of it all they damaged the foot of the snow leaopard with the snare, brushing it of by saying it was no more than a scratch. It clearly was a cut! Finally they released the leopard in an unsafe environment which put it in danger of dying from falling down a steep mountainside. I am sorry to say that the people handling this 'research' seem to be completely incompetent. And I am even more sorry that NatGeo promotes such behavior by broadcasting this disrespect for nature.
I usually do not comment tv shows or so, but this was too stupid to not react. Two thumbs down for NatGeo!
Isn`t it better to do not understand that animals and they can live peacefully in their mountains, then show them to people so people will killem all...
I just watched your show on snow leopards. We were amazed that this was a Nat'l Geographic show. It was very sad to see how they trapped this animal. They put the animal through so much unnecessary stress and danger. I'm sure you have better ways to trap and tranquilize an animal than this way. Everyone who watched the show with me were left with a negative view on Nat'l Geographic.
Boone Smith I have just watched your programme of the Snow Leopards in Afghanistan on tv and I am shocked and appalled at the treatment of Snow Leopards in this show. The fear and stress that you put on these animals is unnecessary and cruel! I am shocked national geographic allowed you to snare these animals in such cruel way! Its clear the animals were in complete distress not to mention the risk of injury by this unnecessary ordeal. I used to believe national geographic was looking out for the earths best interest but this is appalling, shocking and very disappointing.