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Compassionate Travel

A guide to animal-friendly holidays

Animals and wildlife are a feature of many trips and holidays, both at home and further afield. From the everyday — zoos and circuses — to the exotic and unusual — swimming with sharks and walking with lions — we are often presented with opportunities to get “up close and personal” with wild animals while on holiday.

But there’s growing unease among travellers with the use of animals in the tourism industry. What was the sequence of events that led to an individual animal being made available for our entertainment? What are the effects of captivity on wild animals’ health and wellbeing? What does the commercial demand for captive wildlife mean for their survival in the wild?

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