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Thailand’s Tiger Temple Is Reopening.

After being shut down and having the full extent of it’s abuse and illegality put on full display for the world to see last year, now the infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi is to reopen with a new name.  Last

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Tripadvisor Is Finally Stopping Ticket Sales To Irresponsible Wildlife Attractions. But Is It Enough?

Tripadvisor has finally announced that it is to end its practice of selling tickets to cruel and unethical wildlife attractions, but is it too little too late? And is it enough?  Tripadvisor, the once proud review site and now the

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The Good And The Bad Of Elephant Tourism In Sri Lanka.

Elephant Safaris are a major part of Sri Lanka’s eco tourism industry, but are they all as responsible as they claim to be? Sri Lanka is renowned for having one of the most biodiverse and species rich countries on the

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The Horrible Truth About Animal Sanctuaries.

Animal and wildlife sanctuaries are a huge part of the gap year industry now, with countless travellers, backpackers and tourists alike all hoping to get up close and personal with some of their favourite wild animal. But not all of

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Thailand’s Cruel Tiger Temple Finally Shut Down.

After years of false starts, impotent warnings and failed attempts, the Thai authorities have finally grown a backbone and confiscated all of the tigers in the infamous tiger temple, essentially shutting it down, and it is about damn time. It

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The Dark Truth About Orphanage Volunteering.

Orphanage volunteering has become a serious international child protection issue in recent years despite being a popular staple of the gap year and voluntourism industries. Here is why every backpacker should avoid the orphanage volunteering traps on their gap year.

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Slumdog Voyeur?

As slum tours become increasingly popular in India and elsewhere around the world, tourists have to ask themselves is it ethical to exploit the poor to assuage some privileged curiosity? Or is it supporting a poor community and providing them

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