Help filter suffering out of wildlife selfies
Most visitors who take photos with wildlife love animals. During once-in-a-lifetime trips to destinations, it’s understandable that they’d want to take a snap with a koala for Facebook, or post a picture with a tiger on Instagram.
But if they knew about the suffering these animals endure for this type of photo opportunity, they’d put their phones and cameras away.
Many people envy friends who post selfies of themselves hugging or holding wild animals, which sadly encourages more people to take their own photos. This continues the ongoing suffering and cruelty for wildlife.
Right now, as the tourism industry suffers a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic, the wildlife selfie madness has come to a halt and many animals are at risk of going hungry. And thousands more risk being forgotten about and left to suffer in cruel captivity.
But, with ongoing help from supporters like you, we’re working to ensure animals in tourism venues remain fed and cared for during this current crisis.