Bearing Witness to the Suffering of Animals in Wildlife Tourism

Four years ago, the photojournalist Aaron Gekoski encountered an orangutan living in a four-by-five meter concrete cell at Dam Sen Amusement Park in Vietnam. “He only had two cement boulders in that cell,” he remembers. “People would pass by and knock on the glass or taunt him with food, whilst he cowered behind them. I’d never seen an animal quite so emotionally broken.”

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