We’ve all seen pictures of people we know at animal attractions. Whether it be on a family holiday or a gap year, animals are used to entertain tourists all over the world.
While the cruelty of these attractions wasn’t widely known for a long time, people are now starting to look into the facts behind the shows and finding out some pretty shocking truths.
According to a new study written by experts from Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and commissioned by World Animal Protection, three out of four wildlife tourist attractions involve “some form of abuse or raise conservation concerns”,
At least 550,000 wild animals suffer “at the hands of irresponsible tourist attractions” that attract 110 million people each year.
Knowledge is power, so we’ve put together a list of ten popular tourist attractions that you should never fund or attend.