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Research by World Animal Protection in Brazil and Peru has revealed rise in photos with wild animals on Instagram
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with a 292% increase in the number of images posted to Instagram from 2014 to present
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behind the scenes animals are kept in cruel conditions with many dying soon after being snatched from their natural habitat
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More than 40% of images taken are what are referred to as “bad” wildlife selfies: photos that feature someone hugging, holding or inappropriately interacting with a wild animal
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Wildlife tourism in Latin America is extensive. Research by the charity found that more than half of 249 attractions it looked at online offered direct contact with wild animals. It was particularly concerned at the use of sloths as “props” in photos. According to the charity, the animal is particularly vulnerable to human interaction and there is “good reason to believe” that most sloths being used for tourist selfies don’t survive beyond six months of this treatment.
2017/10/12 09:26
Steve McIvor, CEO at World Animal Protection said: “The wildlife selfie craze is a worldwide phenomenon fuelled by tourists, many of whom are unaware of the abhorrent conditions and terrible treatment wild animals can endure to provide that special souvenir photo.”
2017/10/12 09:27