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RIGHT-tourism – News Archive

Photo for Facebook? You’ve Just ‘liked’ Animal Abuse

  • Date: 6th November 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Photo for Facebook? You’ve Just ‘Liked’ Animal Abuse
  • Summary: Having your photo taken with a wild animal in a tourist resort is rewarding animal abuse and can cause the death of 50 animals for every one used in the picture, claims a wildlife charity.
    Launching their new campaign No Photos, Please!, Care for the Wild International, through its RIGHT-tourism.org project, is attempting to persuade tourists to resist the temptation of having a photo taken with a ‘cute’ animal like a slow loris or tiger cub.

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Call on Mexico to ban use of animals as ‘photo-props’

  • Date: 25th June 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Charities call on Mexico to ban use of animals as ‘photo-props’ for tourists
  • Summary: The use of wild animals, such as lion, jaguar and tiger cubs for tourist photo ‘props’ in resorts across Mexico should be outlawed to protect the animals, say three international wildlife charities. Care for the Wild International, Born Free Foundation (both UK) and FAADA Foundation (Spain), have united to petition the Mexican government to change the law following hundreds of complaints from tourists.

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Temple of Lies – new report exposes Tiger Temple

  • Date: 10th May 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Thailand’s Tiger Temple: Unsafe, Cruel and Riddled with False Marketing
  • Summary: Tiger-loving tourists are contributing to animal abuse, risking their own lives – and are uncovered by insurance, says Care for the Wild.Thailand’s famous Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination, is misleading tourists into believing that it is a tiger sanctuary when it is actually nothing more than a money-making petting zoo where the animals must suffer mistreatment on a daily basis, says a new report.

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Click here to read coverage in Wanderlust

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Wildlife Charity offers tourists chance to do it RIGHT

  • Date: 8th May 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Wildlife charity offers tourists the chance to do it RIGHT
  • Summary: Tourists wanting to get it ‘RIGHT’ when watching, touching, riding on or photographing animals while on holiday now have a dedicated website where they can check the facts before they travel. RIGHT-tourism.org offers country-specific advice for every nation in the world regarding the best places to interact with wildlife – and how not to harm it.

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Click here to see story on RIGHT-tourism in Independent on Sunday

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Hoo-ray! Tourist industry can celebrate ray protection

  • Date: 11th March 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Hoo-ray! Tourist industry can celebrate Manta Ray protection
  • Summary:  Manta Rays have been given protection from the CITES conference in Bangkok today in a bid to slow down their use in Asian traditional medicines.The rays, which have become a big tourist draw in countries from Australia to Hawaii, are prized for their ‘gill rakers’. Their populations have declined between 56-86% over the last eight years, so failure to act now could have led to them becoming highly endangered in the next few years.

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Giving bull-fighting ‘cultural status’ is disastrous move

  • Date: 13th Februrary 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Spanish bid to give bullfighting cultural status is a ‘horrendously misjudged backwards step’
  • Summary: Spain’s attempts to give bull-fighting ‘special cultural status’ is a disastrous move for the Spanish economy, Spanish tourist industry and animal welfare, said Care for the Wild.
    This week, MPs voted to potentially protect bull-fighting and have it recognised by the UN as part of Spain’s cultural heritage.

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Sink this cruel ‘Noah’s Ark’ before it’s too late

  • Date: 13th November 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Sink this cruel ‘Noah’s Ark’ before it’s too late
  • Summary: A so-called ‘Noah’s Ark’ mission to re-locate 148 wild animals from Namibia to a Cuban zoo should be stopped before the first animals are moved this week, says a wildlife charity.
    Care for the Wild, which joined forces with a number of other leading wildlife protection organisations earlier this year to condemn the move, believes the Namibian government should back out of the proposed ‘gift’.

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Does Turning a Blind Eye Equal Responsible Tourism?

  • Date: 7th November 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Hear no evil, see no evil – does ‘turning a blind eye’ to cruelty equate to responsible tourism?
  • Summary: On the eve of World Responsible Tourism Day (7th November), a wildlife charity is asking whether it is ‘responsible’ for tourist boards and travel companies to turn a blind eye to animal cruelty.

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The Sun’s Tiger Temple Abuse Coverage Welcomed

  • Date: 13th Sept 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Care for the Wild International welcomes the Sun’s coverage of abuse of tigers at Tiger Temple in Thailand
  • Summary: Press Release commenting on the an article and video posted in the Sun online showing people at Tiger Temple prodding and pushing tigers as part of the temple’s ‘Tiger Teasing’ session.

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DEFRA to Waste Thousands on Circuses Licensing

  • Date: 6th Sept 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Tax payers should not be footing the bill to keep wild animals in circuses
  • Summary: Press Release commenting on the announcement that DEFRA is set to use around £300,000 of tax payer’s money to initiate wild animals in circuses licensing scheme, despite the public opposing this.

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Holiday Handbag Threat to Wildlife

  • Date: 7th August 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release (RIGHT-tourism)
  • Title: Holiday Handbag Threat to Wildlife
  • Summary: Care for the Wild International comments on the UK tourist stopped at Cardiff Airport for attempting to bring in a handbag made from an endangered Iguana, purchased in Morocco.

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Tiger Tourism Restrictions in India Should be Welcomed

  • Date: 1st August 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release (RIGHT-tourism)
  • Title:  Tiger Tourism Restrictions in India Should be Welcomed
  • Summary: Care for the Wild International has joined other wildlife protection and conservation groups in welcoming moves by the Indian Government to place restrictions on tourists gaining access to certain zones in India’s forty tiger reserves.

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Hyenas to Havana

  • Date: 25th July 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release (Campaign)
  • Title:  Hyenas to Havana
  • Summary: Care for the Wild is joining forces with other leading wildlife protection organisations including Born Free, Animal Defenders International and the Humane Society to call on the Namibian Government to halt the planned export of 148 wild animals to the National Zoo in Havana. The planned capture of wild animals including threatened species such as hyenas, rhinos and elephants is in direct conflict with Namibia’s official aim to promote the conservation and protection of wildlife.

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Click here to read our joint letter to Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism

Charities unite for new RIGHT-tourism website

  • Date: May 29th 2012
  • Type: Press Release (Event)
  • Title: Leading UK charities launch new website to help tourists avoid animal cruelty abroad
  • Summary: Care for the Wild, in conjunction with our lead charity partners – Humane Society International, the Brooke and the League Against Cruel Sports today launched their brand new animal friendly tourism, www.RIGHT-tourism.org website to a packed house at Lords

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Tiger Temple

  • Date: 25th April 2012
  • Type: National, USA
  • Title: Tiger Temple Boasts Tame Cats
  • Summary: An article about the Tiger Temple in Thailand mentioning Care for the Wild’s reports of animal cruelty and trading at the facility.

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