article was written by Liam Cronin.
year, traveling families will log thousands of miles by plane, train, or (you
guessed it) automobile to get to Aunt Susie's house or Uncle Jed's bungalow or
anywhere in between. Smart travelers will try to break up these long trips with
fun activities, and even smarter ones (that's you!) will avoid supporting zoos, circuses, and other cruel
businesses that make a large portion of their profits from uninformed animal-loving
to keep you and your family cruelty-free, we've put together a list of exciting
family-friendly excursions that'll make your next trip even more special, no
matter what corner of the country you'll be going to!
Dolphins and Whales Migrate
and whales in the Atlantic Ocean spend the early winter months migrating south,
following their food source to warmer waters. If you're heading up the North Atlantic
Coast, you may see these majestic mammals doing their own family traveling.
a Tour of the Florida Everglades
Florida Everglades are home to some of the world's rarest species of birds,
reptiles, amphibians, and more. Give this trip an educational twist by taking
your family on a guided walking tour of one of the U.S.' most diverse
ecosystems. Discussion topics include
the various animals who make the Everglades their home, the Everglades' unique
ecosystem, and what to do if you encounter wildlife such as the big guy in the
in a Circ du Soleil Show
animal lover's favorite circus is the one without any animals. Take the family to a Circ du Soleil show in Las Vegas or at the resident show
in Hollywood, California. You won't miss the elephants—promise.
a Night in Columbia River Gorge
the natural wonders on the border between Oregon and Washington. This sprawling
area boasts festivals, snow-based sports, and a modern metro area in downtown
Portland. It's the perfect place to stop for a night and soak in the outdoors.
A Few Crazy
Metal Animals on the Wyoming-Idaho
herd makes passersby do a double take on Highway 89.
20-Foot Metal Dog Made of Dog Tags
attraction is located outside a Denver animal shelter. Stop and volunteer for a
Otto the Big Metal Otter in Minnesota
name is Otto. He's a big metal otter.
a great trip! And don't forget to pack your PETA travel gear. If you're looking for a great travel agent, head over to HumaneTrip.com. A
portion of their profits will go directly to PETA!
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.