Thanks to the pressure of a petition that has over 558,000 supporters, TripAdvisor has agreed to stop selling tickets to wildlife activities where tourists are allowed direct contact with captive, wild animals or endangered species. In order to bring an end to the suffering of animals for entertainment, various conservation groups and top global travel leaders, urged tour operators and others to commit to stop sending customers to venues where wild animals are exploited, such as riding elephants, taking selfies with tigers or petting lion cubs.
SAFE Worldwide considers these activities as some of the world’s cruelest forms of wildlife tourist entertainment.
Over 100 global travel companies agreed to no longer offer visits to venues with elephant rides and shows in any of their markets. This means activities such as tiger selfies, petting lion cubs and swimming with dolphins will no longer be offered!
A huge victory for wildlife!