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Why Are People Still Visiting Thailand’s Tiger Temple?

Despite all the allegations of abuse, all the evidence of abuse, the temple being repeatedly raided and shut down and reopened, tourists still visit the hell hole of abuse that is Thailand’s Tiger Temple! Why?

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Update: It IS Finally The End Of The Tiger Temple. But What Happens To The Tigers Now?

Now that the Tiger Temple in Thailand has finally been raide and shut down, Bemused Backpacker asks what will happen to the tigers now?

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TBEX Dolphin Tours Cancelled In Cancun.

The boycott of TBEX has had a resounding success, with Cancun finally pulling any dolphin experience as part of any pre or post TBEX experience!

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How To Make Your Gap Year Responsible, Ethical And Sustainable.

Ethical and sustainable tourism has become a big issue in the tourism and gap year industries in recent years, and this trend will only continue to grow as travellers and tourists paradigms shift toward a more responsible model of travel. So how exactly do backpackers make sure their travels are responsible, ethical and sustainable?

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Wildlife Tourism Ethics And Practices Debate, A Response To TBEX.

A few nights ago I took part in an online Google hangout with a number of other speakers to debate the ethics and practices of captive marine animals and wildlife tourism. If you missed it, the full archived version can

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Why I Won’t Be Attending TBEX Cancun.

TBEX Cancun is supporting unethical captive dolphin tourism, and I cannot condone that or support it.

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