Not only animals, even human beings until today (while we like to think slavery doesn't exist anymore...).
This is an extract from an article:
We visited Bangkok, many islands — Phi-Phi Island and Phuket are the most famous ones, the Golden Triangle, and other breath-taking places. The one which overwhelmed me the most was the Padaung village.
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The girl was amazing. Taking a picture with her was part of the visitors’ ritual. They live from tourism.
My heart was bleeding. It hurt so much to realize, once again, how cruel humankind could be to violate human dignity and expose innocent girls & women to visitors like we expose animals in Zoos.
Both are fundamentally wrong. We, as human beings, are not masters of the world and have no right to exploit any other living creature, but this is a story for another time!
It was the only place where I enjoyed shopping, given I knew I was helping this community!