Maldetos #repost @natgeo ・・・ Photos by Kirsten Luce @kirstenluce | At Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Chon Buri, Thailand, tigers are kept in small cages and taken out for photo ops. Captive tigers are speed bred and taken from their mothers at birth to ensure that there are always new, adorable cubs for visitors to handle. Often, larger tigers are declawed and/or drugged in order to make it safe for them to pose with the steady stream of tourists who want photos with them. For the June 2019 issue of National Geographic, writer @natashaldaly and I traveled the world to learn about wildlife tourism and the suffering that goes on behind the scenes. Our intention is not to shame tourists who have had these encounters but to arm our readers with information that will help them identify potentially abusive situations for animals. To learn more, read our story at natgeo.com/wildlifetourism and follow @world_animal_protection which works to raise awareness and help animals in the tourism industry.
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