ALERT: Every Wildlife Tourism Venue in Bali With Elephants or Dolphins Fails to Meet Basic Care Standards

A new news from World Animal Protection has suggested that every wildlife tourism party venue in Bali with serf elephants, tigers, dolphins, or civet cats fails to accommodate even a simple needs of furious animals in captivity. Literally every singular one. The organization’s Wildlife Abusement Parks report contains a formula of an review into 26 wildlife tourism venues in Bali, Lombok, and Gili Trawangan that collectively residence 1,500 animals.

In further to anticipating that 100 percent of venues that showcase a aforesaid animals were in no approach suitable for them, a news also shows that 80 percent of venues with primates did not accommodate a simple needs of a animals either. Almost all of these animals will spend a rest of their lives pang in captivity, in vast conditions.

More than 190,000 American tourists visited a island final year. Unfortunately, “attractions” like elephant rides, dolphin swims, and selfies with orangutans are increasingly renouned among travelers to Bali.


The news suggested a series of deeply unfortunate contribution about a existence that serf animals in Bali have to face. It was found that all serf dolphins were kept in exceedingly unsound conditions. One pool, that they estimated to usually be 30X60 feet and 10 feet deep, was being used to residence four bottlenose dolphins – for context, a bottlenose dolphin can strech adult to 13 feet in length. Another venue had filed down dolphins’ teeth or totally private them to safeguard a animals wouldn’t harm swimmers.

All of a elephant venues that were investigated offering elephant rides. As we know, a training for this kind of captivate involves restraining a animal and brutally beating them until they learn to fear people and turn submissive. As a classification emphasizes, this impossibly dire knowledge will stay with a elephant forever. Almost 15 percent of elephants in a examined venues displayed stereotypical or aberrant repeated behaviors revealing of zoochosis, including moving and feet shuffling – an denote of low distress.

Every venue with orangutans offering selfies with a animals. Many of a animals lacked leisure of movement, opportunities for amicable interaction, and any sensitive activities.


“It’s a tragedy that Bali, such a pleasing finish for tourists, army a serf furious animals to continue such unusual and horrific conditions,” pronounced Steve McIvor, CEO of World Animal Protection. “Behind a scenes, furious animals are being taken from their mothers as babies or bred in chains to be kept in filthy, close conditions, or regularly forced to correlate with tourists for hours on end.”

McIvor underlined a fact that venues and attractions that feat animals and destroy to give them a really simple caring they need should simply be avoided, only like a transport companies that foster and support them. “If we can ride, hug, or have a selfie with a furious animal, afterwards it’s cruel,” he said. “Don’t do it, no matter how many ‘likes’ it will get on amicable media.”

Read a full Wildlife Abusement Parks news here.

All picture source: Andi Sucirta/World Animal Protection

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