Why you should think twice before taking a selfie with an animal


The RSPCA warns against taking selfies with animals as it can cause them immense stress. Photo: dpa/PA Wire/Brian Lawless

From taking selfies with a tiger to riding a camel – kids love holiday activities that involve animals. But animal rights organisations warn that parents should be critical when it comes to such activities, as the animal’s physical welfare is often neglected.

While such activities seem fun and harmless, they are often extremely stressful for the animals and in some cases amount to animal cruelty, according to the German animal welfare group Vier Pfoten (Four Paws).

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