The Hidden Cruelty of Animal Encounter Tourism: Selfies, Stress and Suffering

One of the most rewarding and exciting parts of travel is seeing exotic animals in their home countries. Many people dream of seeing an elephant, dolphin or lion. It might even be the whole reason they booked their trip. But unfortunately, animal encounter tourism has a dark side, one which is often hidden from view. Sadly many animal lovers may be unknowingly contributing to the suffering of the very animals that they have come to see.

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