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'Wildlife selfies' aren't cute. They encourage cruelty and animal suffering | Steve McIvor

03.10.2017
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Booming tourist demand for snaps with wild creatures now extends to even remote places such as the Amazon - with devastating consequencesIt's hard to avoid them. They're everywhere you look - Facebook, Instagram and Tinder have millions of them. Selfies of people posing with wild animals have become a social media trend. Tigers drugged up to the eyeballs are particularly popular among tourists in Thailand, but a new investigation by my team at World Animal Protection has found that the cruel wildlife selfie trend has reached one of the most remote places on earth: the Amazon rainforest.Our investigations team recently returned from two of the Amazon's biggest tourist gateway cities, Manaus in Brazil and Puerto Alegria in Peru. What they found was heartbreaking. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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