It is not something new that the animal is used by we humans to lure tourists to. Should you believe a british expert, miljøfotografen Aaron Gekoski, so use farms in Morocco goats ' ability to climb trees to score both money and interest from tourists. It writes the Independent.
In Morocco, goats are known to climb up in the trees, as you can see in the image below, but according to Gekoski have local farmers around Marrakesh found out that they can make money on to force the goats up in the trees.
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the Goats are forced according to the prosecutors to climb up in the trees, like they are forced to be up there for many hours. Photo: Colourbox
Gekoski is accusing the local farmers in order to force the goats up in the trees and to retrieve the goats in from other areas, so that farmers can take money from tourists, when the guests want to photograph the goats.
the Photographer discovered according to Independent practice, while he researched on a campaign to put a stop to the mistreatment of animals.
After having seen the tourists ' interest in the trædvælende goats have some farmers decided to manipulate the situation for financial gain, he says to the Independent.
- I heard that they even brought goats from other areas, built platforms in the trees and now lures the goats up in the trees, so they can take the money from the tourists for photography, he says.
Gekoski also says that the goats often are rotated or turned, when half the day is gone, and that the goats are being replaced with other goats when they are too tired.
- It is incredibly hot work to stand in a tree for a whole day, and, in general, are the goats in poor condition and very skinny, he says.
the Independent has spoken with Ian Woodhurst, landbrugskampagneleder at World Animal Protection, and he stresses that the goats can be damaged by this method.
- To use the goats as fotorekvisitter on the tourist places will probably give the animals great stress and suffering, especially if they can't find shade or access to water. They may also injure themselves in the attempt to climb down to escape the heat or to quench their thirst. Unfortunately this is yet another example of vacationers who are funding animal cruelty just to get the photo opportunities, he says to the newspaper.
He calls on tourists to think carefully about when they see animals in tourism.
- the Tourists must think of the welfare of the animals that are involved in any form of entertainment or ferieattraktion, regardless of whether they are wild or tame, and stop paying for the cruelty and exploitation of animals, he says.