Today in long bows
"In summary, if what you are doing while on holiday in Southeast Asia involves touching an animal, you almost certainly should not be doing it. It is that simple."
The only exception is the local cats and dogs that jump into your lap while you're having breakfast, to beg for your bacon. Those you can pet.
I love reading your pieces. This is one of the most important ones you've posted. Thanks for that.
Bizarre - I was literally just reading about Lamalera 10mins ago while planning a trip to Alor...
It can be really frustrating to witness tourists ignoring the negative impacts their actions are having on these animal species. Even I'm not a big fan of holding animals in captivity, hence I was never fond of the zoo. To make things worse, there are a lot of private hotels and resorts in Nepal that own elephants and hold them in captivity just for the sake of their guests' entertainment. Therefore, it's very important for consumers to be conscious about their actions and pressurize these industries through boycotting these absurd activities.