Animal Tourism – Four alternatives to cruel wildlife attractions
For many people, animal tourism is the highlight of their holidays. But behind the tiger selfies and dolphin swims is a cruel reality for the animals.
A rule of thumb is if you can ride or touch, take a photo with, or see a wild animal perform tricks, you can be sure it’s cruel.
Many tourists visit wildlife attractions because they love animals, not realising the animals are often exploited and abused, even at the places that claim to be ethical.
Here are four of the cruelest types of wildlife attractions – and the best places to see these animals in the wild.
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