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.
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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