1. What is animal tourism?
The animal tourism industry makes use of animals for human leisure practices, with the sole objective of making a profit. In most cases, the tourist’s intention is positive and motivated by feelings of admiration for the animals. However, the suffering involved in the training is hidden from tourists. The difference between animal tourism and wildlife observation tourism is that, in the latter, the observation of local fauna is carried out within the animals’ natural habitat without harming their integrity and freedom.