As the lockdown recedes, itching on the trip increases. From trains and planes to cars, families are preparing to get out on the road. But whether you’re near your house or traveling to a faraway destination, keep the following in mind: Animals that have been forced to entertain the general public are permanently blocked.

From dolphins in concrete pools and depressed elephants forced to ride exhausted horses pulling carriages, tourists spending money are enslaved until the animal dies.

Sneaky roadside zoo operators have learned that adding the word “sanctuary” to costumes and “rescuing” animals is a surefire way to trick kind people into visiting them. I was scared. Too many of them are just breeders, dealers, and exhibitors who take advantage of the goodwill and generosity of the people.

These fraudulent facilities are ubiquitous, but there are many in Asia. Wherever you go, tourists are attracted to visiting the “sanctuary” of elephants and meeting them up close. However, the legitimate elephant sanctuary does not allow actual interaction with the general public. This includes riding an elephant and taking a bath. When not working, these elephants live in chains and are afraid to be beaten by bullhooks. The end of the heavy baton has a sharp steel hook. Traffic, the leading international wildlife trade monitoring network, has announced an exhibition showing that tourists are actually driving elephant suffering, including the capture of wild elephants.

Next are lions, tigers, and bear cubs, which are used as photo props. They are kidnapped as toddlers and never feel their mother’s love again.

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Exhibitors want to make as much money as possible before the Cubs get too big and unmanageable.

This means they can work all day, have little food, water, rest, and spend the rest of their lives in cramped cages.

The “swim with dolphins” excursion is a merciless mercenary. In nature, dolphins swim long distances every day in long pods. They are very intelligent, have complex social connections, and use echolocation to navigate and determine distances. However, in captivity, even the largest pools can feel like prisons, and captive dolphins often die much shorter than expected.

Animals also suffer from famous and popular tourist destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Santorini Island in Greece, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, and Lost City Petra in Jordan. Horses, donkeys and camels are forced to carry tourists on their backs and carriages. They work exhausted in the scorching heat, often without access to water. If they collapse, they will be beaten until they stand up.

Horses die on trucks, Cubs scream for their mothers, elephants despair and moan, dolphins live under constant stress activities and excursions — ethical travelers dime on any of them You have to swear not to spend.

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Jennifer O’Connor is a senior writer for the PETA Foundation on Front Street 501 in Norfolk, Virginia.