Care for the wild

Your guide to making animal friendly choices on holiday

Tourist activities that exploit animals only continue because tourists choose to support them. As a tourist you have a choice – to avoid cruel practices and reward positive ones.

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Is eco-tourism harming whales and dolphins?

Dolphins c Daily Mail

02/10/2014 - Is eco-tourism harming whales and dolphins? Animal spotting tours are ‘stressing’ marine mammals Story in the Daily Mail picking up on reports that dolphin watching and whale watching tours are causing stress and disturbance to the animals. The key message if you want to see them in the wild (which is the best place to […]

Abuse at Elephant Football Attraction

26/09/2014 - Thousands of tourists each year visit attractions in Thailand where animal shows are put on for their entertainment. Particularly popular are elephant shows, such as ‘elephant football’, where the elephants are trained and encouraged to kick a football into a net. But this video and tourist report shows the abuse suffered by the elephants.

Tourist report – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

25/09/2014 - A report on Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage and nursery for Asian elephants, from Emma who visited Sri Lanka recently. The reviews for Pinnawala on TripAdvisor are mixed, with some people horrified at the use of the ankus and chains whereas others say there is no evidence for cruelty.

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