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Michael Huxley

Michael Huxley is an author, freelance travel writer, and the founder of Bemused Backpacker, the website and book ...

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For every good organization, business or tour group out there, there are many more who don’t have the animals interests at heart. A combination of greed, opportunism, apathy and a huge lack of education and understanding from the general public can lead to animals actually being harmed and exploited by the wildlife tourism industry and the very tourists who have come to see them.

I mean seriously, what’s the alternative here, people? Stay in your comfort zone because it’s easier? Stay at home, keep that boring job, and clock in and out every single day in that endless cycle of groundhog day banality?