Animal tourism has become rampant these days and it really attracts a lot of tourists. However, what most people don't know is that there are lots of unethical practices involved in this industry.
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There are thousands of reasons why a person spends some time for travel. Others are looking for a place to release their stress and freshen up their mood, others travel to meet new people and explore new things while others are finding a place depending on their hobbies, desires and interests. Notable types of travelers include those who are looking for the ultimate animal encounter.
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Om Sin, or "Piggy Bank" the sea turtle has died due to blood poisoning after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins thrown by locals and tourists. The sea turtle has undergone two surgeries since March 6 with veterinarians removing about 11 pounds of coins all in all in Om Sin's stomach.
China plans to build a 10,500 square-mile national park for pandas in the country's Sichuan province to help the preservation of the endangered species, though, they have to relocate about 172,000 people to have the project realized. Inhabitants of the area have always caused concern and even threatened panda habitats throughout the years.
Are you thinking of riding elephants, take selfies with tigers or watching dolphins dance? Well, you might want to think again because behind the fun and thrilling experience of animal tourism is a cruel industry that most people didn't know.
Perhaps one can blame televisions or that one tourist destination who says it's alright for visitors to ride elephants. In reality, there's nothing worth more ignorant than a person wanting to ride the gentle animals that end up getting a good beat when the day ends.
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