Not strictly a rant, just watching a review of "Grizzly Man", a documentary about a yoghurt-knitting lentilist called Timothy Treadwell who spent about 12 years living among grizzly bears in Alaska.
He spent all this time "protecting" the grizzlies from humans and big business. Even the director, Werner Herzog, not noted for his lack of trendy-lefty beardie credentials, bemoaned the Disneyfication of wildlife.
Still, the story has a happy ending -- after all that time spent with the animals he loved, he got eaten by one.
Originally posted here.