“If you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with the wild animal, the chances are it’s a cruel venue. Don’t go.”
We need your help to ensure that TripAdvisor stops profiting from and promoting the world’s cruellest wildlife tourist attractions. But there is much more you can do to protect wild animals from the cruelty of tourist entertainment by taking action on your own holidays.
Be an animal friendly tourist
It only takes a few simple steps to protect wildlife on your holidays. Download our short guide to being an animal friendly tourist and find out how.
And you can help us educate other tourists. The research from Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) highlights the role TripAdvisor – the world’s largest online review website – can play. As well as the fact TripAdvisor itself promotes and sells tickets to cruel wildlife attractions, 80% of people who leave a review on TripAdvisor are unaware of the cruelty inflicted on the wild animals in tourist entertainment venues. We need to change this so visitors know about the cruelty and demand for it to stop.
Follow these two simple steps to protect wildlife on your holidays.
1) Donate today
We have been investigating the worst forms of wildlife entertainment and are now reaching out to individuals, local organisations, venues and travel companies to inspire game changing improvements to the industry.