If You're a Smart Traveler, A person Won't Fall For This Traveler Trap
If you travel to Asia, chance is likely to see cute animals, generally baby animals, dressed in cute clothing with adorable accessories and available for photos. Nobody denies that baby animals are so cute and adorable. Everybody would wish to have their pictures taken with them and upload it to interpersonal media. Touching their small fluffy body is so hard to resist! Nevertheless who knows a single photography capture equals to miserable life for them? Would like to know why? Let's read more.
Most animals used as image props are babies which are cute and photogenic tourist media. Where the actual babies come from? If they let you know the animals are domestically carefully bred, it's likely a lie. Even though it were true, separating young infants from the mothers are distressing for both sides. Wildlife are prone to stress in captivity (except they have spacious enclosure and gets plenty of natural diet every day, which, in this case, is unlikely) and they can't easily breed in a stressful condition.
Most of the animals obtained for image stage sets are taken from the wild and the least difficult way to catch child animal is to kill its mother. Once the animal grows, they are not as cute any longer and not so easy to handle anymore. Then what happens when they are adult? They probably kill the grownup animals, or give them to a little zoo, or leave them in small dirty cages with lowest amount of food to bear them barely alive.
Within order to entertain the tourists without hurting them, the animals used for picture props have become through horrific and abusive process to tame them. Within addition to experiencing animal abuse, almost all of the times those animals have their weapons (read: body parts) removed. All animals have their special weapons and defense mechanisms. Lorises have poisonous bite. In order to avoid hurting the tourists, their teeth have to be removed, but removing a loris' teeth takes a lot of effort and money for the drugs. The easiest way to prevent them from biting you is to clip their crooked smile, which cause the tooth root confronted with bacteria and contributes to tooth root abscess. View the painful process of loris tooth removal in this video.
For more aggressive animals, like tigers, lions, or bears, sedative drug is usually used to behave them, but it still doesn't prevent them from attacking visitors. Dangerous animals also have their claws removed so that they won't hurt the tourists, their gold mine. Imagine if a tourist gets hurt and spread the news, they won't be able to earn money anymore.
Elephants are actually abused by sharp metal in order to control them. Baby elephants are not given enough food so they are starved and beg tourists for food. Never buy any food from their proprietors.
Enough about the animal's life. Now let's discuss your life. When you handle the animals, has it ever crossed your mind that wildlife can bring zoonotic disease and spread it to human? You've got a know very well what bacteria, virus, vermine, or fungi the creature is carrying. When you touch it, you get the microorganism, but you avoid wash your hand because you thought the creatures were healthy. Congratulations, now you can infect anyone including yourself.
If if you're a foreigner/westerner, it's not an excuse that you should take pictures with this amazing pet just because to be able to it back at home. This kind of attitude is what exactly started wildlife fermage in Asia.