Only cruelty keeps tigers in tourist attractions

Behind every tiger selfie is a lifetime of suffering.

Tiger cubs are ripped from their mothers. As they grow, they are confined in small cages with concrete floors and subjected to harsh, distressing training regimes. And they are forced to pose for photos with tourists for hours on end.

Thailand is a hotspot for tiger tourism. These beautiful endangered animals are bred, used and abused for the profit of wildlife entertainment venues and travel companies – and sometimes illegal traders.

Most tourists don’t know that when they visit entertainment venues, they are fuelling the demand for cruel and potentially illegal practices.

Every animal deserves a life without cruelty and suffering. One with the freedom to express their natural behaviour without fear. Together, we can give them that life.

With your help, World Animal Protection is working with tour operators to stop promoting cruel wildlife attractions and promote animal-friendly tourism instead. You can help us educate tourists to say no to venues that allow direct human-tiger interaction like hugs or selfies. When the demand ends, so will the abuse.

Together, we can change tigers’ lives for good. And we must, because a life of pain and suffering is no life at all. Will you join us, and help give tigers lives worth living?

Please donate today to help protect tigers and animals around the world in need.

Credit: iStock. by Getty Images
Credit: iStock. by Getty Images

$10 could help educate tourists and lobby tour operators to stop selling tickets to cruel tiger attractions

$30 could help protect tigers from being threatened, and re-train people to find new ways of living without abusing wild animals

$60 could help lobby governments against tiger entertainment venues and keep tigers in the wild where they belong

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World Animal Protection has been protecting animals for over 50 years and we passionately believe that animals matter. With your support, we’ll go where animal suffering is most far reaching and animal cruelty is most severe.

In 2017, 84% of funds raised went towards protecting animals in our four areas of work. We strive to ensure your vital donations make the largest impact for animals and help achieve lasting change.

* These figures are in local currency and taken from the Australia 2017 audited accounts.

  • Programs = 84%
  • Fundraising = 13%
  • Admin = 3%

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$10 could help educate tourists and lobby tour operators to stop selling tickets to cruel tiger attractions

$10 could help educate tourists and lobby tour operators to stop selling tickets to cruel tiger attractions

$30 could help protect tigers from being threatened, and re-train people to find new ways of living without abusing wild animals

$30 could help protect tigers from being threatened, and re-train people to find new ways of living without abusing wild animals

$60 could help lobby governments against tiger entertainment venues and keep tigers in the wild where they belong

$60 could help lobby governments against tiger entertainment venues and keep tigers in the wild where they belong

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