A tourist poses with a tiger cub. A tiger selfie is often the highlight of a trip to Thailand for many holidaymakers. Photo: Alamy

Stopping animal cruelty at tourist attractions - what not to do

  • The wildlife director of World Animal Protec­tion puts it: ‘If you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with a wild animal, then you can be sure it is cruel’
  • From donkeys carrying tourists up punishing hills on Santorini to camels bleeding in their harnesses in Giza, tourist traps are hotbeds of animal exploitation
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A tourist poses with a tiger cub. A tiger selfie is often the highlight of a trip to Thailand for many holidaymakers. Photo: Alamy
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Selfie-taking at Central Harbourfront persists, even as the protests rage on. Photo: Nora Tam
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Why tourists should continue to visit Hong Kong

  • Those arriving in the city over the next few months can take advantage of attractive air fares and hotel rates
  • They might have to avoid certain areas at weekends, but the same goes for many cities less safe than our own

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Selfie-taking at Central Harbourfront persists, even as the protests rage on. Photo: Nora Tam
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