My name is Tyler Thayer and I am a fourth-year Communications and Professional Writing student at UC Santa Barbara. This website is an assignment for my Writing for Web Content class. I chose to take this class to learn about writing and formatting content for a website. These skills are becoming increasingly important, particularly in careers in PR or Marketing —  two fields I am interested in joining.

I decided to create a website about animal tourism because of my experiences with the industry. After learning about animal welfare malpractices from Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, my view of  animal tourism activities changed radically. I wanted to create a website that gave readers a well rounded view the industry so that they too could make informed decisions regarding the activities they participate in.

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