Expedia, Inc., will identify and remove tours and attractions that involve certain wildlife interactions from its online travel sites, the company announced Thursday. The company said that it’s determined to prioritize animal welfare and plans to better educate travelers about wildlife tourism to assist them in making more informed trip plans.
— PETA (@peta) November 15, 2016
The tide against tourist traps that imprison wild animals for entertainment has been steadily turning since last year, when PETA first called on Expedia and other travel companies to ban elephant rides. Travel shouldn’t include torture, and we urge kind people to skip any attraction that comes at a captive animal’s expense.
PETA has received assurance from dozens of travel companies that they’ll no longer offer elephant rides. After months of discussions and productive meetings with PETA, TripAdvisor announced that it would no longer sell tickets to activities where wild animals are forced to come into contact with the public, including elephant rides, tiger encounters, and “swim with dolphins” excursions.
Help Us End ALL Elephant Rides
Public opposition to using animals for human entertainment is stronger than it’s ever been. But a handful of companies still continue to endorse the beating, prodding, and torture of elephants by offering rides on them. Stand with PETA today and help us end elephant rides around the world.