Cages, speed-breeding, fear-based training. Blatant animal abuse is hiding just below the surface of the wildlife tourism industry.
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Hands-on experiences with exotic animals are thriving, boosted by social media. But behind the scenes, animals involved in tourism often lead miserable lives. In this short documentary, National Geographic writer Natasha Daly investigates wildlife tourism in Thailand, where many visitors seek interactions with elephants.
Read more about Inside the Dark World of Captive Wildlife Tourism here: https://on.natgeo.com/2Q3vhBT
Read the full story, published in the June 2019 issue of National Geographic, here: http://natgeo.com/wildlifetourism
The nonprofit National Geographic Society helped fund this story. More reporting on animals by National Geographic’s team is at Wildlife Watch: http://natgeo.com/wildlife-watch.
Inside the Dark World of Captive Wildlife Tourism | National Geographic