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Sep 11, 2019 @ 10:38

Bianca Elizalde frowns on captive animal tourism


The gorgeous wife of broadcasting heir Juan Elizalde is supporting responsible tourism.

Self-proclaimed island girl Bianca Elizalde is calling on her friends and Instagram followers to think carefully before taking part in wildlife experiences as she hopes to raise awareness and save animals from suffering.

“✨WARNING: long post, but an important one!✨ Coastal wanders at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Several years ago, I decided to be a lot more mindful on how I allowed my family to experience wildlife. After doing quite a bit of research on the issues and dark side of captive animal tourism, I decided once and for all to turn my back on it all together.

So this summer, I had to get creative! We loaded the kids in a car, drove out and went looking for wildlife in their natural habitat instead, with nothing but binoculars and cameras and minimal human disturbance and interaction. Point Reyes was just the place to do it too! We saw a bunch of humpback whales breaching off the coast, mid migration; Elephant seals sunning on a beach; Tule Elk, a subspecies endemic to California that were once thought to be extinct; California Quail, the state bird; Red tailed hawks and turkey vultures on the hunt; white egrets, grey herons and sandpipers; deer, coyote and cows…the only thing we failed to find was the elusive bobcat!

In my humble opinion, there are ways to observe and interact with wildlife humanely and discerning the difference between the ethical and the ugly is an issue I feel that’s been made worse with social media. If you want my suggestions on what to look out for, continue reading my caption.
#californiadreaming #thesuniscalling #thegreatoutdoors #keepitwild #lifeofadventure #visualwanderlust #optoutside #theoutbound #mytinyatlas #wanderfolk #myhappynow #roamtheplanet #wearewild,” said @biancaelizalde.

We’re with you on this one, Bianca!

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