It seems that every country, every city would have various tourist attractions to attract tourist dollars into their country. Some of this attractions are to be avoided at all cost.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions To Avoid At All Cost
It is estimated that more than 550,000 wild animals are suffering at the hands of irresponsible tourist attractions around the world, with more than 110 million tourist visit this attractions, and are unaware of the animal abuse happening.
#1 Riding Elephant
To make elephants submit, the baby elephants are separated from their mothers and are forced through horrifying training procedures to ensure that they are suitable to give rides for tourist. Baby elephants are frequently held in tiny cages and trainers frequently inflict pain by using pointed hooks. Countries with riding elephants include Thailand and Africa.
#2 Performing Dolphin
Dolphins are frequently caught in the wild, they are usually chased by high-speed boats before being caught by nets. Many dolphins do not make it to the aquarium, as the stress level has caused many to die. Dolphins are frequently kept in enclosed areas and suffer from sunburn.
#3 Taking Selfie With Tiger
At a young age, cubs are separated from their mothers, to be used as photo props for hours. They are usually chained in small cages, some tigers are known to be drugged so as to be appeared tame. Thailand is found to have more than 10 such venues with more than 600 tigers.
#4 Holding Sea Turtle
Sea turtle is cute to see but at some attractions, tourists are allowed to hold them and or even eat them. Sea turtles are timid fellows, and by holding a sea turtle it gives them extreme stress and causes their immune system to weakened.
#5 Walking With Lion & Selfie With Cubs
Most lion cubs are taken from their mothers when they are about 1 month old. Most of the lions are specifically bred for the tourist industry, where tourist are told to hit the cub when the cubs show sign of aggression. When lion cubs grow too big for the tourist to handle, they are frequently chained and walked as pet dogs. The lion tourism is a huge industry in South Africa.
#6 Visiting Bear Parks
Bear tend to be solitary animals in the wild, but are frequently placed in small enclosed areas with many other bears. The congestion causes stress and the environment is the causes of frequent bacterial and diseases outbreak. Some bears are dressed as clowns to perform for tourists too.
#7 Kissing Cobra and Snake
Cobra and snakes bites can be fatal to a human. Most snakes are caught in the wild and are defanged to take out the venom ducts, with unsanitized equipment some snakes could die from bacterial infection.
#8 Monkey Acrobats
Monkey are frequently trained aggressively and painfully to make them perform acrobats. They are often dressed in various costumes and forced repeatedly to perform acts to the amusement of tourists. Monkeys are usually chained in small cages which caused skin and disease infections.
#9 Visiting Crocodile Farm
Most crocodile farms mainly supply crocodile skins to the fashion industry for luxury bags and their meat to the certain exotic food industry. Crocodile farms are usually housed in small areas with overcrowding and unsanitary conditions. Crocodile might seem to be a very vicious animal, but they are very sensitive to stress. The enclosed environment usually leads to diseases. The stressful and competitive environment tends to lead to fights between the crocodile sometimes even to death.
#10 Touring Civet Coffee Plantation
A cup of civet coffee can fetch an upwards price of up to $100. With such a high price tag, farmers have started catching civet to breed them and to forced them to produced more civet coffee. Most of the captured civet tends to have an unbalanced diet and are kept in small cages. Civet tourism is frequently found in Indonesia.
Be a responsible traveller and avoid this 10 attractions at all cost.