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Holidays That Harm Bali 2023 (report)

Holidays That Harm Bali 2023
Holidays That Harm Bali 2023

Holidays That Harm Bali 2023 is a report by World Animal Protection. The report discusses the cruelty and suffering of animals at wildlife entertainment venues in Bali and Lombok. The report states that despite some changes in the past six years, hundreds of animals at these venues continue to endure a life of boredom, confinement, ill-treatment, and neglect. The report is part of World Animal Protection's ongoing campaign to end the use of wild animals in entertainment. The report also discusses the role of tourism in driving wildlife exploitation and the need for travel companies to have robust animal welfare policies in place.

According to the report, some positive changes have occurred in the past six years. These include:

  • The closure of one dedicated elephant camp and three dolphin facilities that were associated with reports of poor conditions.
  • Some venues have made small improvements to their animal welfare standards. For example, Lombok Wildlife Park has stopped offering elephant rides and shows, and Mason Elephant Park has implemented some changes to improve the mobility of their elephants and has eliminated elephant shows.
  • Several travel companies have responded to calls from World Animal Protection and other animal welfare groups to improve their policies and offerings by removing wildlife entertainment offerings from their platforms.

Key findings[edit | edit source]

Some of the key findings of the report include:

  • The majority of wildlife entertainment venues in Bali and Lombok continue to offer activities that cause suffering to animals.
  • Many venues continue to keep animals in inadequate conditions, with poor diets and little or no veterinary care.
  • There has been some progress in the past six years, with a small number of venues improving their animal welfare standards.
  • However, much more needs to be done to end the suffering of animals at these venues.
  • The report calls on travel companies to take action by not promoting or selling tickets to venues that offer cruel wildlife entertainment activities.

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The report makes several recommendations to help end the suffering of animals at wildlife entertainment venues in Bali and Lombok. These include:

  • Travel companies should stop promoting and selling tickets to venues that offer cruel wildlife entertainment activities.
  • Tourists should do their research before visiting a venue and avoid those that offer activities that cause suffering to animals.
  • The tourism industry should shift towards more ethical and responsible travel options that do not involve the exploitation of wild animals.
  • Governments should introduce and enforce stronger animal welfare laws to protect wild animals from being used for entertainment.

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