Our Planet: Netflix shares warning for walrus scene and other upsetting content

A female walrus tenderly reassures her young pup as they try to find a place to rest on an overcrowded beach. Over 100,000 Pacific walrus gather together along a small stretch of Russian coastline. It is the largest gathering of walrus on the planet. - Credit: Sophie Lanfear / Silverback/Netflix
A female walrus tenderly reassures her young pup as they try to find a place to rest on an overcrowded beach. Over 100,000 Pacific walrus gather together along a small stretch of Russian coastline. It is the largest gathering of walrus on the planet. - Credit: Sophie Lanfear / Silverback/Netflix /
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Some viewers found several disturbing scenes in the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet. Netflix shared some scenes to skip for those who don’t want to view those scenes.

Netflix has added a warning for several scenes in their original documentary series Our Planet, including the walrus scene that is breaking the hearts of viewer around the world, according to a report from Buzzfeed.

The streaming network shared timestamps for scenes that some “animal lovers” might find disturbing in a tweet, and we have shared that tweet below.

Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough, shows the world humans and all species share and how sensitive each ecosystem is to changes caused by climate change, global warming, and other factors.

There are definitely some difficult scenes to watch, but there’s a reason this documentary series was made, and that’s to show the effects of climate change on animals and habitats all over the world.

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While I don’t think it’s entirely necessary that all viewers watch the scenes in question, it helps to know that this is what is happening in areas of the world where humans don’t live. These scenes show how human choices have real consequences even if we don’t see them every day where we live.

If you, your kids or anyone you happen to be watching don’t want to see these upsetting scenes, skip over the scenes listed below.

There’s always something I find disturbing or hard to watch in these nature documentaries. I love animals, and I really don’t like watching them die. I do understand how important it is for the filmmakers to include scenes like these, that are hard to watch, into the documentaries, though. It’s important to see nature and animals in their habitats. It helps us understand what these animals are facing every day, and some of what they are facing is caused by humans.

That’s the takeaway from Our Planet, and that’s what viewers should understand about this documentary.

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