Many animals are subjected to acts of cruelty and exposure in order to entertain tourists in exchange for money. It is necessary to know the reality that crosses the wild life to save their lives.
Tourist attractions that offer elephant rides, circuses that make the Bears dance, resorts with tigers in chains for people to take selfies. These are just some of the many cruel attractions that develop different companies to profit from wildlife. For this reason, in World animal protection we work to end the suffering of animals, helping everyone to become aware of the importance of protecting and respecting all species.
None of us would imagine a world without elephants, bears, lions, monkeys or giraffes. However, people have continually been the biggest contributors to the cruelty that animals suffer. Deciding not to contribute to cruel attractions is a way of helping them to gradually disappear from the market.
Wild Animals in danger
In Asia, baby elephants are removed from their mothers, stolen from nature and tortured in order to make them docile so that tourists can ride them. As our report “Taken for a ride reports” reveals, today 3000 elephants are in captivity living in the most deplorable conditions.
Another critical situation is the one that crosses the felines. Despite being admired all over the world, they must face various threats from the human being. Some of them, as in the case of Jaguar, are directly in danger of extinction. In order to protect it, Argentina has been declared a national Natural monument. But despite these efforts, their distribution area is currently only reduced to 5% of their historical distribution. Unfortunately, it is estimated that there are less than 250 copies today.
Other examples of the cruelty that animals suffer are South Africa and Thailand. In the African country, lions are removed from nature, domesticated to fulfill orders and forced to walk with tourists. In the Asian, the tiger cubs are separated by the strength of their mothers to be artificially fed by tourists and take pictures. Grownups Don’t run better luck, either. They are often placed in small cages or in chains for long periods, far from their life and natural behavior in their habitat.
A life without suffering
The rescue of a 3-year-old Asian bear is an example of how it is possible to change the fate of wild life. The OSA was used by its owner to entertain tourists through the dance. She was transferred to the Sanctuary of Pakistan in a state of malnutrition and very weak, not only by the lack of food but also by a parasitic infection that had contracted. Fortunately, it evolves in a positive way.
Another case with happy ending is that of Rangila, a bear rescued in 2017 next to the Jane Goodall Institute. Rangila lived in terrible conditions and was exploited as a dancing bear, forced to entertain crowds. For that reason, he was temporarily welcomed into the Parsa National Park Environmental Reserve until he could be transferred to the Sanctuary of India. However, while there were waiting for the necessary documentation for the trip, Rangila was secretly transferred (without our consent) to the Central Zoo of Jawalakhel, which had already been criticized for the terrible conditions in which they have the Animals. Despite these ups and downs, we continue to fight and press for months to the government to get its true ransom and transfer to the sanctuary.
From World Animal Protection We invite you to enjoy the animals in their natural habitat, where they belong, can behave and enjoy life.