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Tourist activities that exploit animals only continue because tourists choose to support them. As a tourist you have a choice – to avoid cruel practices and reward positive ones.

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The problems with the snake wine trade in Vietnam

snake oil

21/09/2014 - The snake wine trade in Southeast Asia is legal (mostly) but is becoming a big problem for snake populations which are being killed for this industry. This article from the Natural History magazine explains that there are unlikely to be any scientific benefits from consuming snake wine – but there are plenty of problems…

Overfeeding by tourists is causing obesity in Bijilo’s green monkeys

Bijilo Forest Park

20/09/2014 - While national parks are usually great for wildlife, sometimes the tourists who visit them can have negative impacts on the animals – for example, by overfeeding them. This article by Dawn Starin, first published in 2008, describes how this has happened in a park in the Gambia – since then, TripAdvisor reviews suggest that nothing has changed, and tourists are still being unofficially encouraged to feed and touch the green monkeys which is making them more aggressive.

The Truth Behind the Tiger Kingdom

Tiger Kingdom

19/09/2014 - While pictures are worth a thousand words, they don’t always tell you the full story. Here’s why Asha Wadher regrets going to the Tiger Kingdom, and the real story behind those pictures – originally posted on

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