Heartbreaking news for nature lovers: jaguars abused as tourist attraction in Mexico


Hi there my Steemian friends and followers!

I am sorry to be negative again but I have just found out that in my beloved Mexico, there is a new, absolutely disgusting practice that abuses animals as a form of tourist attraction.

I have already informed you about some sad things happening in Mexico in this post some 3 weeks ago and today, I am going to raise awareness about a hideous practice in Cancun where jaguars, the magnificent cats that have already been extirpated from a significant part of their natural habitat, are chained and forced to swim in the sea so that tourists can take photos of them from jet skis.


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Image source: Facebook page of Consigna Yucatan


When I first saw the news, I thought it must have been a bad joke or something because Mexico has been trying to improve their environmental and wildlife protection policy lately but then, you get to see something like this happening in the most popular and visited tourist area of the country and your hopes for better future of animals living in Mexico are ruined again.

I don´t really know what else to say as I am totally heartbroken about this. I have never seen a wild jaguar because the population of these amazing creatures has been constantly declining (mostly due to the habitat loss) and they are now very close to becoming a threatened species.

I just don´t understand what kind of people can do something like this to them and what kind of people can actually enjoy this "attraction" and take photos of the poor cats chained and forced to do things they would never do in their natural environment. I am pretty sure some big fat bribe was involved in it though.

Shame on everyone participating in this atrocious business!

I am sorry to come up with this rant post guys. As I mentioned in the last one, I usually try to focus on positive stuff when blogging but this was just a bit too much to keep it for myself...


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Hermoso post,
gracias

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05.02.2020 11:49
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05.02.2020 11:49
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Thanks for the TipU curation man but I think there is nothing "hermoso" about this post... Just another proof of how much of assholes humans can be.

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05.02.2020 11:59
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05.02.2020 12:01
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Hi friend, After read your article, my heart is breaking now. Why people abused wildlife. Mexico got very bad decision and I don't know what punishment need to give to them. Probably the nature will give big punishment sooner or later.

05.02.2020 12:13
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Thanks for your feedback my friend. We can only hope this horrible form of animal abuse will be banned soon. But corruption is a big problem in Mexico and those with a lot of money can often do whatever they want...

05.02.2020 20:46
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💔

05.02.2020 12:38
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:((

05.02.2020 20:46
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A turisté z toho mají jistě náramnou srandu. Pletou si je s hračkama. Hrozné. :-(
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05.02.2020 13:07
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Tak v dnešní době je už naštěstí dost turistů uvědomělých (občas jsem třeba vídal turisty sbírat na plážích bordel po místních), ale pořád se mezi nimi samozřejmě najdou i hovada, kterým by tahle věc přišla jako fajn zábava.

05.02.2020 20:37
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To jo. Naštěstí je více lidí rozumných. Ale taky bohužel, kde je poptávka, tam je i nabídka. A zvláště v zemi jako je Mexiko.

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05.02.2020 13:07
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This ist really heartbraking!! 😭

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05.02.2020 13:11
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It is. Very unfortunate :(

05.02.2020 20:48
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Ouch, that's horrible. I can't believe any self respecting tourist would even pay for something so disgusting. Hopefully enough awareness can be raised to eliminate wildlife abuse like this.

05.02.2020 13:18
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Exactly. Coming with such a disgusting business is one thing but supporting is just as bad if not worse... Yeah, let´s hope it will be eliminated soon and the poor cats given a better life. But after living in Mexico for 2 years, I have my doubts, unfortunately...

05.02.2020 20:59
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I think supporting is worse, I'm a far believer that turning a blind eye to injustice is still participation, paying for it calling it entertainment...yuk. As much as I like wildlife and seek new experiences, I go out of my way to only support accredited conservation programs. You can always tell by the mood of the animal how they are treated. Call me crazy cat lady, animals have feelings and I rescue the odd feral or stray. Their personality changes if they are loved and feel secure rather than miss treated.

05.02.2020 22:22
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I can only agree with everything you just wrote here ;) It always feels great to find another dedicated nature lover / animal rights advocate. There are many of us here on Steem actually, this is also one of the reasons I like this community so much.

05.02.2020 23:02
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Někdy se říká, že se lidi chovají jako zvířata. Lidi se chovají jako lidi. Zvíře by tohle neudělalo.

05.02.2020 18:33
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Tak tak... Zvířata jen následují přirozený instinkt. Sama od sebe neumějí být zlá. To je "výsada" nás lidí... :/

05.02.2020 21:00
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Bohužel

05.02.2020 21:07
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Beautiful animals... yes, it's a shame what happens in some
parts of this world!
Thanks for raising awareness.
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05.02.2020 18:39
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Thanks buddy, I think this practice is just so wrong and disgusting that it cannot last long, I hope... But spreading the word is surely a good thing. Thanks ;)

05.02.2020 20:23
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To je smutné. Jsou to krásná zvířata.

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05.02.2020 19:04
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Krásná a navíc vzácná. Snad tenhle nechutný byznys nebude mít dlouhého trvání. I když v Mexiku je možné všechno...

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05.02.2020 19:04
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05.02.2020 19:14
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05.02.2020 20:42
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Thank you guys. Not my typical travel post though. Hopefully, I will come with something more positive next time again ;)

05.02.2020 21:04
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Terrible ... the good thing is that a renowned photographer (Steve Winter) made the complaint through his instagram, then maybe this abuse stops

05.02.2020 22:20
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Oh really?? I had no idea... That´s great! Thanks for telling us ;)

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08.02.2020 11:51
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Seriously they should be chaining up the people responsible and see if they like it , Damn Assholes :(

09.02.2020 04:08
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Excatly!

09.02.2020 19:39
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