TripAdvisor is to cease selling tickets to “cruel” animal attractions around the world.
The review site – and its sister booking company Viator – has announced that tickets to “hundreds of animal attractions where tourists come into physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species” will no longer be available, in a bid to improve animal tourism and wildlife conservation.
Such attractions include elephant rides, tiger petting or swimming with dolphins, some of which come under regular criticism for how the animals are treated. The London-based campaign group World Animal Protection (WAP) called them “cruel”.[…]