Animal welfare, Travel

Animal attractions and holidays

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It’s no secret that I have a deep dislike of zoos; as I have mentioned before, I would rather see animals become extinct in their natural environments, than to see them live in captivity, no matter how large the cage. This article discusses ten wildlife animal attractions that cause much suffering and cruelty to animals. This cruelty may not be apparent to the tourists; this article explains briefly some of the common problems with these attractions.

  1. Elephant rides
  2. Wildlife selfies
  3. Swimming with dolphins
  4. Wildlife souvenirs
  5. Monkey performances
  6. Marine parks
  7. Crocodile farms
  8. Tiger tourism
  9. Holding sea turtles
  10. Bull runs and bull fighting

Ultimately, I believe that animals are not here for our entertainment, and particularly animals who are not domesticated. It may seem perfectly innocuous, for example, to swim with dolphins, but those dolphins have been captured for our entertainment and are forced to live on our terms, rather than theirs. Animals have no say in how they are treated and used; let’s give them the respect they deserve.

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