Visiting rescue centres and wildlife santuaries should help raise awareness of the human impact on habitats and animal populations.
“On a mission to help animal sanctuaries get exposure for all of the hard work they’re doing.”
The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is the area’s largest employer:
It’s one of the richest charities in the UK – although not the richest:
And it has a great pull:
Most importantly, there’s no question that it does great work:
There are hundreds of other such ‘sanctuaries’ in the UK and around the world.
But some are more ‘ethical’ than others.
Green and ‘ethical’ groups have asked the right sort of questions:
This has been a subject of academic study:
And the mainstream media are very interested too:
PETA, or ‘people for the ethical treatment of animals’, has an obvious answer to what to look for:
You can easily find answers to these questions by browsing the facility’s website and social media pages before visiting.
And even gives a list of places to visit:
The VGS has just been contacted by Global Grasshopper, “an award-winning blog for independent travelers”:
It was a specific piece on the VGS news pages which caught thier eye:
“Humanity’s destruction of biodiversity that creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like COVID-19.”
In other words, we really do need to be getting real about the human impact on habitats and animal populations.
And perhaps visiting rescue centres and wildlife santuaries will help raise this awareness.
As the note from Global Grasshopper says:
We’re on a mission to help some of our favorite animal sanctuaries get exposure for all of the hard work they’re doing and help travelers find exciting animal sanctuaries to visit.
With a further request:
Could you help us spread the word by sharing this in-depth guide on the best animal sanctuaries to visit around the world?
The guide does indeed look pretty reliable:
One of the first examples on their list is very bona fide – with reports from across the board demonstrating the good work they are carrying out:
And here is that film: