Sonya’s husband Gary, literally fights for a worthy cause
The spotlight is now shining brightly on wildlife tourism in Thailand and Sonya’s husband Gary is carrying the torch. Even though Sonya’s and Gary’s wedding is only days away, Gary is training hard to literally fight for this cause. Even at one of the busiest times in their lives, these two compassionate people never seem to stop giving… (read here about how Sonya and Gary donated all their wedding gifts to charity!) They are always looking for a worthy cause to help people, to help communities, to help environment or to help animals.
What they don’t tell you about Wildlife Tourism in Thailand
On September 7, Gary will be doing 51 rounds of Muay Thai with his trainer, Marcus Burgess, to raise awareness and funds for the native wildlife in Thailand that are being exploited and mistreated in the tourist hotspots for monetary gain. Tourists are unknowingly contributing to this cruel exploitation by paying for pictures and rides on these beautiful creatures. Also, these tourist attractions in Thailand take baby elephants away from their mothers and beat them into submission. But it’s not just elephants, these tourist hot spots take tigers too, sedate them and keep them locked up in confined spaces. Enough is enough.
Gary is an Australian business man with a love for Thailand and the art of Muay Thai. Therefore, Gary is raising money to build awareness of this darkside of wildlife tourism in Thailand and help re-home these animals in a conservation park.
He says “there are so many great things about this country but wildlife tourism is a serious issue. Through educating Australian tourists, I hope to make a dent in animal exploitation in Thailand.”
You can donate per round that Gary completes or just simply nominate an amount. You don’t even need to physically attend, you can donate online at Gary’s gofundme link.
Finally, we hope you support Gary in his fight to raise awareness for these horrible animal cruelty practices in Thailand.