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  1. Diana Edelman added a comment on Is the BIG PICTURE of animal welfare influencing travelers? What else can be done?
    @thetravelword Great questions!! What (more) can media do?There is A LOT more MAINSTREAM media can do. There are plenty of niche publications which bring awareness regarding animal rights issues. Howe…
  2. Diana Edelman added a comment on Is the BIG PICTURE of animal welfare influencing travelers? What else can be done?
    @thetravelword I know Facebook removes images which show animal abuse, but have yet to do anything regarding hunting images, etc. I think it is difficult because, while these images are graphic, they …
  3. Diana Edelman added a comment on Is the BIG PICTURE of animal welfare influencing travelers? What else can be done?
    @stuartbutler2 While I do believe that seeing animals in person can certainly lead to an appreciation on a deeper lever, I don't believe it is our right to be able to do this. There are good zoos and …
  4. Diana Edelman added a comment on Is the BIG PICTURE of animal welfare influencing travelers? What else can be done?
    @hitriddle It really is a shame. As someone who spent so much time on the ground trying to educate people, it was always incredibly hard for the morale to listen to their justifications and actually w…
  5. Diana Edelman added a comment on Is the BIG PICTURE of animal welfare influencing travelers? What else can be done?
    There are definitely signs from which to take hope. Having worked in responsible elephant tourism for a few years, I have seen a shift taking place. With a lot of help from organizations like Save Ele…
  6. Diana Edelman added an article Are tourists ruining Venice?
  7. Diana Edelman added a comment on Travel Bloggers: Why Are You So Unhappy?
    I started my blog because I wanted to write, plain and simple. I couldn't sleep one night and had a story from my travels floating in my head, and so, five years ago, the blog was born. I never imagin…
  8. Diana Edelman added an article No Elephant Rides: Why You Should Never Ride Elephants
  9. Diana Edelman added a comment on Elephants in tourism: a good example and role model for the industry?
    Stuart, you are absolutely correct. In the past year, I have seen a shift towards more responsible options of elephant tourism. Taking the lead from Lek and working with her, a camp down the street be…
  10. Diana Edelman added a comment on Elephants in tourism: a good example and role model for the industry?
    To piggyback on that, I was talking to a friend blogging world the other day and she said something that just broke my heart, similar to the man in the video: "I know it isn't right, but I am selfish …