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'Over half' of Brits put off by poor care of animals abroad

Animal charity SPANA says over half of British tourists do not want to see animals mistreated abroad. Photo: PA

Over half of British holiday makers say they would be put off certain countries if they saw an animal poorly treated while there, a YouGov poll has revealed.

The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA), who commissioned the poll, found 54% of British tourists would be put off visiting a country again if they say an animal being badly treated.

SPANA said it received countless letters from tourists who were concerned about the treatment of animals they had seen while travelling abroad.

A donkeys is used to thresh harvested wheat in Morocco while his owner threatens to whip him. Credit: PA

Anne Widdecombe went to investigate treatment of animals in popular tourist destination Morocco.

SPANA says thousands of donkeys, horses and mules are forced to work and other animals such as monkeys are used as performing animals in the north African country every year.

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