Most of us can say that at least one friend has posted a ‘tiger selfie’ or a photo of them riding an elephant on their amazing round-the-world travels on some form of social media. What most don’t know however, is the complete lack of animal welfare involved in these high-demand tourist attractions.
Key things to look out for are if the animal is chained or tied up, forced interactions with humans not typical of their natural behaviours, trained performances and stereotypical stress behaviours such as pacing their enclosure. After all, these are wild animals at heart, and however cute or fluffy they look, or however many ‘likes’ you think your new profile pic might get, they deserve their freedom!
Here are the top 5 cruellest attractions to watch out for and warn your friends against:
Why not see wildlife where it really belongs…in the Wild!
There are plenty of conservation and animal welfare based tourist attraction alternatives, perfect for seeing these beautiful animals in their natural, beautiful environments. So, take a Safari through the vast African planes and nature reserves, trek through the Borneo forests, or go and experience the immensely biodiverse Madagascar!
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