Is it a genuine wildlife sanctuary?
Not all ‘sanctuaries’ are good
Many travellers are rejecting cruel wildlife activities and looking for animal-friendly ways to see wild animals when they’re on holiday.
The most positive way to see wild animals is in the wild, where they belong. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. Your next best option is to visit a genuine wildlife sanctuary.
But with so many tourist venues claiming to be ‘sanctuaries’, how do you sort the genuine ones from those who are exploiting your desire to do the right thing by animals? We’ve put together this checklist to help you decide whether the venues you’re planning to visit really have their animals’ best interests at heart – or if they’re just out to make money from well-meaning tourists.
In this guide, you’ll find checklists on what makes a genuine sanctuary to help decide which venues you should visit to see wild animals in high-welfare environments on your next trip.
Unfortunately, some venues label themselves ‘sanctuaries’ when they in fact offer some of the cruellest and most distressing activities, and keep their animals in the poorest conditions.
Download your checklist to make sure you’re visiting venues that have their animals’ best interests at heart.