Now summer holiday season is officially upon us, eco-tourism companies around the world are preparing to receive millions of nature-loving Brits hoping to interact with wild animals in their own environments.
Most responsible travellers wouldn’t dream of going to see blatantly cruel bear baiting or an orangutan boxing match while abroad, or even visit an animal circus or zoo because of concerns over animal welfare.
But many would be quite happy to visit a tiger sanctuary, swim with dolphins or ride an elephant through the jungle.
However, many seemingly ethical animal tourist activities can also bring tragic consequences for animals.
Here are some which animal welfare groups are urging holidaymakers to avoid.