Animal Tourist Parks

Animal Tourist Parks?

Tourist parks are designed as areas where tourists can pay money to see and or interact with animals. Activities at a tourist park may involve photo opportunities, feeding and touching animals.

Why are these places bad?

  • Animals are usually fed only a subsection of their full diets
  • Tourists are often encouraged to feed high calorie foods to animals
  • Touching animals transfers insect repellent and diseases to animals
  • Animals aren’t often encouraged to perform natural behaviours as there are too many humans around
  • Camera flashes may damage animal retinas

How can I see animals instead?

  • Ethical zoos
  • National parks
  • Safaris
  • Guided tours
  • Eco tours

 

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