The impacts of tourism on animals

Authored by: Neil Carr

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Impacts

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138494961
eBook ISBN: 9781351025102
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351025102-6

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Abstract

Animals are central to, though often overlooked in, the tourism experience. They include wild, domesticated, and companion animals. They are the focus of the tourist’s multisensory gaze, industry workers, guests, and unwanted pests. They are divided into the exotic and the mundane, and in a humancentric view according to whether we love, hate, or eat them. These divisions represent and shape how individuals and societies value different animals.

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