Ethical Animal Tourism

There aren’t many subjects in travel and tourism that spark as much controversy and heated debate as ethical animal tourism. Should you ride an elephant? What about a camel? Are elephant sanctuaries good?

These are just some of the many questions that we see asked on a regular basis, and of course, the answers are rarely straightforward. Discussions are often highly emotional and subjective too.

We’ve also come on a journey and our thoughts about the role of wildlife in responsible travel has undergone a bit of an evolution as we have travelled, too. Here in this section we try to answer your questions, and give you the perspectives to make an informed decision about animal riding and animal activities as you travel.