Responsible tourism means making sure that it’s animal friendly tourism.
Torn from their mother from an early age, captive tigers suffer daily abuse in the name of tourist entertainment. Same goes for elephants.
A tourists was gored by a bull elephant at Bangkaew Adventure tourist site in Tambon Song Phraek back in February. This is a stark reminder that elephants are wild animals and should never be ridden.
Elephants and tigers trained for tourist entertainment are brutally beaten. Their spirits broken from a very young age to make them submissive enough to be used to give rides, perform tricks and be used as photo props.
“I’m convinced of this: good done anywhere is good done everywhere. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” – Maya Angelou
A life in tourist entertainment is no life for any wild animal. Get involved and become an animal-friendly tourist!
“If animals could speak, mankind would weep.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
So if you are going to travel, make sure that it is animal friendly tourism.