ASIA Travel

Animal Rescue Thailand: An Educational Visit or Working Holiday in Hua Hin

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Latest Travel News Friday, 27 August 2010

[HD video below] Just a few days after a two-month old Tiger cub was found sedated in the luggage of a Thai woman departing from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the welfare, exploitation and wellbeing of animals is again in the international spotlight.

In Thailand, it is a common sight to see elephants roaming the streets with their mahouts encouraging tourists - Thais and foreigners alike - to have a picture taken with the animal, or to purchase a little food to feed it with.

 And, it is not just majestic elephants that are subject to such exploitation. Wander the night spots of Bangkok and the impressive islands around Thailand, and you are more than likely see to exotic snakes, monkeys, lizards and other animals being treated the same way.

Sure, it makes for a nice picture, but the animals are often drugged, kept in extremely poor and unnatural conditions, and the simple gesture of giving a few Baht to hold the animal, have your picture taken with it, only helps to make the cruelty and exploitation that these animals suffer even worse.

The best thing to do is not become part of the problem, and simply ignore the temptation to give money, feed or touch the animal.

On a recent trip to Hua Hin, Thailand, better known for its good seafood and nice beaches than animal rescue, ASIA Travel had the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Friends Rescue Center and talk with Edwin Wiek, the Founder & Director, of the project.

In the HD video below, Edwin talks of animal exploitation in Thailand, where the animals at his rescue center come from, why it is free for people to visit on an educational day-tour, how they can get to the centre, and how much of the project, which is expanding rapidly, is funded by volunteers from around the world who visit and stay in Thailand for a few weeks to a few months working at the center taking care of the animals.

As you will see in the video, the center already has a large variety of monkeys, bears, birds and even a very large crocodile and an injured tiger.

It is heart-breaking to see the cruelty that has been inflicted on some of these truly magnificent animals, and yet, it is also heart-warming to see that there are people such as Edwin and the hundreds of volunteers who pay to stay and work at the centre giving their time, blood and sweat to make a difference for their future.

HD Video about the Animal Rescue Center in Hua Hin, Thailand

If you would like to support the foundation and its honorable work, then please visit their website.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Videos, Animal Rescue, Hua Hin

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Fumihiro Sakakibara, General Manager - Japan, Macao Government Tourism Office. Aviation industry update from the Group CEO of AirAsia, Mr. Tony Fernandes, and Gary Chapman, Emirates' President Group Services and dnata. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. John R. Rolfs, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and Vice President Japan & Korea. In this interview, filmed in a luxurious suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo on Sunday, 24 September 2017, we ask Mr. Rolfs to tell us more about the property.
Macao Tourism Update Aviation: AirAsia and Emirates The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
What exactly is going to happen to The Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, when will it close, what about the staff, when will the new Dusit Thani Bangkok open and what will it be like? In this exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Sukanya Janchoo, General Manager of The Dusit Thani Bangkok, Steven Howard of asks Khun Sukanya about the hotel, its markets, RevPAR and these major changes. Travelodge Hotels Asia’s Brands and Expansion Plans - Exclusive HD Video Interview with Stephen Burt, Chairman. Exclusive HD video interview with Alejandro Bernabe, Group Director of Avani Hotels and Resorts. We talk about Avani Hotels' future plans and what exciting new developments are in the pipeline. You will also learn that Avani is about to announce a new sub brand, is currently building its first resort with private pool villas and what the group's position is on new technology.
Dusit Thani Bangkok Travelodge Hotels Asia Avani Hotels & Resorts
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Latest Travel News
Copyright © 1997-2017