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The photos may be cute, but these selfies are causing terrible suffering to animals around the world.
New research from World Animal Protection has found there was a 292 per cent increase in the number of wildlife selfies posted on Instagram from 2014 to now.
Forty per cent of selfies were ‘‘bad’’ – someone hugging, holding or inappropriately interacting with a wild animal. ’’If you can hug, hold or have a selfie with a wild animal, the chances are that it’s enduring ongoing cruelty,’’ the organisation says.