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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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An Unconscionable Coffee Delicacy. Should Travellers Be Drinking Kopi Luwak?

Kopi Luwak is a gourmet coffee, a delicacy around the world that is made from the fermented coffee beans excreted by an Asian palm civet. Essentially it is poo coffee. But as much as that divides coffee lovers into those who want the ultimate delicacy or those who are too squeamish to drink it, is that the thing coffee lovers should be most disgusted about? Is the fact that Kopi Luwak is unethical, irresponsible and harmful to the animals not more to the point?

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How Travellers Can Make A Difference On World Elephant Day.

August 12 is World Elephant Day, a day designed to bring attention to the plight of the Asian and African elephant and the numerous threats they face, and raise awareness of how close we are to losing these magnificent creatures to extinction forever. Here is how you can help.

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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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