I realize it’s not always easy for people to tell which are the activities not good for animals, especially in foreign countries with exotic wildlife. My main advice would be to try and compare in your mind what the animal in front of you looks like and acts like versus what it would look like and act like in the wild. Or … you can follow this beautiful infography!
To stop all this torture and misery, the one thing to do is to stop participating in these activities! If everybody does, then the people running those hellish places would have nothing else to do but release their captives and start doing something with their lives. Wouldn’t that be nice?