Very well put, inked. I think everyone has to at least grant him that.
Like him or not, I think you can trust he would never put an animal in danger on his show. How he gets the shots of him with the animals may be under question, but I'm sure they have a budget and can't spend two weeks in the bush and get no usable footage. Cheers to Steve!!!!
I should try to check out the other people you guys have listed...