Against tourism and farming?

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Shah says many accuse her organisation of campaigning against tourism and dairy business in the country. “No, we are not trying to destroy your business. We are for responsible and animal-sensitive tourism and farming.”

Meanwhile, Kafle shares how elephants used in tourism business are trained to overcome their patience when Shah remembers her personal experience that walking with elephants is way happier and more pleasurable than riding them.

“Fine, we have been using animals for our livelihood since ages. But, it can never be good to deprive them of their basic needs for our greed,” Kafle explains and informs that global animal welfare movement has recognised five freedoms as basic rights of animals living under human control. They include freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom to express normal behaviour; and freedom from fear and distress.

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