For tourists who are visiting different countries, attractions involving wildlife sound like a blast to participate in. For the creatures themselves, it’s often traumatizing and cruel.
One such activity that has risen in popularity on Instagram is taking selfies with wild animals from the Amazon rainforest, including caiman, anacondas, and sloths. While it may look harmless enough, what people don’t see is that beyond the cute pictures, these animals are treated more like props than living, feeling beings.
Now “Harry Potter” actress Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the film series, is pleading with people to say no to these selfies after what the animal welfare organization World Animal Protection recently uncovered about sloths. When you see the heartbreaking practices, you’ll agree.