Taking selfies while on vacation is one thing. But vandalizing or even committing animal cruelty is ridiculously uncalled for. We shouldn’t even need to say it, right? But these travelers didn’t have enough common sense or basic human decency to respect the people, the culture, or the animals in the locations they visited. And these photos prove some travelers seem to switch their brains off when they travel abroad!
Plucking the Peacocks
Chinese tourists at a Beijing wildlife park near the Great Wall of China were chasing after a few peacocks found in the area. Then they ripped the feathers from the tails until the last peacock fled in terror.
They Ruined Eco Park
Some tourists broke into the Longqiao Cultural and Ecological Park in Sichuan, China, and plucked lotus flowers. They also damaged the park fences and tried fishing by the stream. Yup, we can’t stop shaking our heads either.
They Knocked It Down
Oregon’s iconic “Duckbill” sandstone formation was ruined after tourists climbed over the protective fence and pushed and pulled on it until they knocked it down.
Selfie Gone Bad
A tourist tried taking a selfie with the statue of Saint Michael at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. But when they backed up, they knocked it down and destroyed it. A proud moment for travelers everywhere.
The Fatal Selfie
This baby dolphin passed away from the shock and high stress of being touched and picked up by tourists in southern Spain, who wanted a selfie with it.
Hot Spring Goes Green
A hot spring pool in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, went from its natural crystal blue color to yellow-green because tourists threw rocks and coins. This caused a drop in temperature that produced bacteria and changed the color.
Vandalizing the Pillars
A few vandals were caught on camera bringing down the pillars of the Vishnu temple in Hampi, India. The site is just one of 1,600 remains of South India’s last great Hindu Kingdom.
No Good Deed
Tourists at Yellowstone National Park put a bison calf they thought was cold into their car to keep it warm. But they couldn’t reunite it with its mother once they let it go. Then the confused calf started approaching cars, which put everyone at risk. So eventually, it had to be euthanized.
Tourists Ruin Azalea Trees
Tourists at the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in China weren’t satisfied just looking at the Azalea Trees. They decided to break off a few branches to take home as a souvenir. A few other tourists used the branches to help make a barbecue.
The Graffiti Vandal
A 15-year-old teenager from China went to the Temple of Luxor, on the East bank of the Nile and scratched “Ding Jinhao was here” in Mandarin on the 3,500-year-old Egyptian artwork.
Chasing Tibetan Antelopes
Tourists broke into Selincuo National Nature Reserve and chased a herd of Tibetan antelopes with two SUVs just to take a good photograph. Fortunately, the guilty parties were fined. But some people feel they should’ve done a short stint in jail.
Preventing Turtle Nesting
Hundreds of tourists swarmed the beach at the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This prevented the olive ridley sea turtles from laying their eggs because humans were busy standing on top of their shell. Yup. Un-freaking-believable!