From a trip to Africa to the lionfish in Bellize, some of my best memories are to see the great wildlife in their natural habitat. There is no better way to be loved than to be physically present.
Since I have traveled to different areas, I have learned so much! As part of my dedication to minimizing the impact of my environment during my trip, I try to learn as much as I can about the animals I explore here.
It is important to carefully choose animal meetings that are ethical.
Why? Good for animals, conservation, support companies that really care about the environment and don't need to do it right away. For these and many more reasons!
As a newbie, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between ethical and immoral content. For me, some things are NOT hard – like riding an elephant; but there are other animals that "met" there do good, you just need to do your homework!
So, what makes an ethical animal meeting and how do you find them? Let's get into the details!
Exposure to Unethical Animals
First things first, it is important to recognize that there are companies that are far superior to veterinary medicine – but we can change that! Because it is the tourism-based industry, we are the people who keep these companies in business or shut down.
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Research is the most important factor in choosing the right company. You just can't trust what the companies have. For example, although many companies say they are preparing animals for wildlife restoration, this does not work easily in most cases.
So what kind of meeting do you have to say no?
- Feeding Wild Animals – No matter where you feed wild animals or use them for tourism purposes, it falls into the natural order of things. Whether it is an ancient site or a place where animals are rehabilitated, this is a slightly different case.
- The elephant carriage – Avoid interaction with elephants. Keeping the elephants in chains and beating their childhood until they broke up is a shame it is a tradition in Asia. A lifetime of torture is done so that tourists can take the elephant elephant – and not worth it!
- Diving Shark Cage – This can be debated. Water fodder in any situation can alter the environment and the ecosystem of animals; I personally do not support drowning in the cage, however, there are some reputable companies or those run by local operators. So this is something to explore.
How to Get the Sound of Ethical Animals
The word “sanctuary” does not mean anything in and of itself. There are a lot of pros & cons. These companies are looking to make a profit without the best interests of their heart.
Beyond just looking for places, dig a little deeper. Let's look at some of the key points to consider:
The back of animals
Take time to learn about animal life. Were they taken into captivity? Were they taken from the wild? These are two large red flags. In general, pets should only be taken to homes after they become orphans or other disasters occur.
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Now that you have found an animal that moves to the archaeological site for need, look at their living situation. Are they similar to the places they grew up in? Are there cages? Do they have a place to go and hunt for their prey? Pay particular attention to the control signals.
Assuming that animals seem to live in a comfortable environment, pay attention to how they live. Are they able to continue with their lives or are there any changes in behavior?
Keep in mind that it is rare to become close and personal with large, dangerous animals. If the company offers such an experience, there is a good chance that the animals will be treated. If you are able to go in contact with animals (especially animals) be very careful.
Will animals be released at some point in the future? If the site is a legal environment, they should focus on pets living in an emergency and then convert it into their natural environment.
Every good spot should be completely transparent. They should be happy to answer any questions you may have. They must depend on other organizations and have strong evidence of their rules.
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How to Get a Meeting With Animal Animals
The The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a good place to start your research. The WWF affiliation is huge. They support many animal projects and have strict requirements. In South Africa, WESSA is another great organization to keep an eye out for you.
Wherever you go, read the “About” section of the web pages carefully. They must show these relationships to major animal protection groups.
Some Wild Experiences I Love It
- Safari – If you are considering a road trip, be sure to check it out A guide to choosing the right trip to Africa for you. There are large national parks and private nature reserve where you can see animals living in their habitat. Far from the closed world of animal shelters, you can take in the natural beauty of animal houses by seeing them thrive in their environment.
- Giraffe Manor – One of the best experiences I have ever had was the Giraffe Manor in Kenya. It was just another experience in the world that the elves are sitting next to me at the breakfast table! Best of all, they were completely at home and could easily come and go as they wanted.
- Diving in Scuba – Scuba diving is another one of my biggest ambitions. I highly recommend you learn about the best practices in my latest guide to wind diving and, of course, always use sunscreen-safe to participate in keeping our seas healthy.
- Swimming with Wild Dollars or Whale Cocks – One thing to note is that you never want to touch animals.
- David Sheldrick Trust Wildlife Trust – There is a program for the rescue and maintenance of orphaned elephants in Nairobi, Kenya where you can feed the elephant in a bottle.
- Gorilla Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda
- Sanctuaries Bird
Always look at where your money is going and if there are protection fees!
Thank you for taking responsibility and watching a friendly animal meeting! I love working with other travelers to improve wildlife conditions and make sure we do our part to keep nature safe.
I would love to hear about your experiences in animal-friendly meetings – where you went, how, what kind of animal you saw. Share your story in the comments below!