What’s a trip to Thailand without riding an elephant?
Better for elephants, according to a new study released on Saturday by World Animal Protection. It outlines the five worst wildlife abuses in the global tourism industry.
“Right now, thousands of tourists are searching for wild animal attractions, simply unaware of the abuse behind the scenes,” Mike Baker, chief executive of World Animal Protection, said in a statement. “What they don’t realize is that ‘once in a lifetime’ for them means a lifetime of misery for wild animals. We want tourists to know the truth before they book their trips.”
Here are five activities with wildlife Baker says everyone needs to avoid.