WestJet Airlines Cancels Tiger Display

April 2003

Employees of Canadian airline WestJet Airlines contacted us when they learned, just two days in advance, that the company planned to include a live tiger at its anniversary party. We immediately contacted the company’s CEO to explain about the cruelty and dangers associated with exotic animal displays. We received a call from a WestJet executive the very next day, one day before the scheduled event, informing us that because of concerns, the display had been canceled.

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