Thailand’s zoo horrors captured by British photographer

PHOTO: Aaron Gekoski
A British photographer has had a sickening collection of pictures revealed in thesun.co.uk after witnessing what he described as “a wildlife house of horrors”.
37 year old environmental photojournalist Aaron Gekoski says he witnessed the reveals on a tour of Thailand’s zoos and can now campaign for extra restrictions over the trade.
In On the QT claims… “Orangutans are proven being compelled to fight in boxing rings with gloves strapped to their arms, an elephant performs tips on a stone stage and then afterwards they’re locked up with the others in hellish conditions”.
Some of the zoos Aaron visited embody Safari World close to Bangkok, Pata Zoo in the capital and Phuket Zoo. He wrote in his weblog, “What I witnessed was surprising and incredibly distressing.”
Thailand’s animal exhibits are coming beneath rising attack as westerners complain concerning the appalling circumstances animals are stored, the ‘tricks’ they are pressured to carry out and questions about the coaching methods used to get the animals to carry out. Aaron claims that many animals are crushed and mistreated and have their spirits broken by handlers, rendering them fully submissive.
“Yet most vacationers aren’t aware of the abuse that takes place or how poor the standard of life is for many captive animals.”
“These images depict the exploitative and utterly disrespectful use of untamed animals, being forced to entertain the ill-informed and senseless,” said Chris Draper, the Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity at the Born Free Foundation.
Read the relaxation of the article and about Aaron’s marketing campaign HERE..

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