When there are children’s lifeless bodies rolling with the waves on shorelines, choosing another inane travel photograph or writing about my charmed life seems incredibly vacuous. There are a thousand things that matter so much more.
Being “green” has become so popular and marketable that many companies greenwash to cash in on the hype, without cleaning up their businesses.
Then, the usual question popped into my head: “Can I really go celebrate the joining forces of two airlines? It’s not particularly in keeping with the concept of eco travel.”
Zoos are not the only place where the treatment of elephants has been of concern for animal activist groups. Elephants are regularly used as a tourist attraction in Asia, and elephant riding is considered a “must” when visiting Thailand. In addition to providing rides, elephants are often used to perform circus tricks, paint pictures, or give massages. It’s a contentious issue.