Visiting a tiger temple, watching a performing monkey show or riding an elephant are the top attractions on Thailand's tourist trail.

What guides do not tell visitors are that many of these animals have been abused.

Thailand recently introduced laws to protect animals born in captivity. But critics claim they will do little to prevent mistreatment in this multi-million dollar entertainment industry.

101 East investigates the fight to save Thailand's captive animals from lives of abuse.

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Source: Al Jazeera