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April 06, 2020 - Buzzworthy

These Tourist Attractions Promoting Animal Cruelty Should Be Banned Already

These Tourist Attractions Promoting Animal Cruelty Should Be Banned Already
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550,000 wild animals currently suffer at hands of wildlife tourism. Last week in Cambodia, the death of a working elephant caused a global uproar and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling to ban the use of the majestic animals for entertainment. The elderly elephant was ferrying tourists to the famous Angkor Wat temple in a 40C (104 F) heatwave when it collapsed and died.

The petition urges that the shocking event should be a wake up call in regards to the heinous suffering of captive, working elephants in the Angkor region. It states that the cruelty experienced by these creatures is often hidden from view, and that they are subjected to a lifetime of misery.

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