For Immediate Release:
July 20, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Seattle – Please see the following statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding Expedia’s decision to remove tours and attractions that involve certain wildlife interactions from its online travel sites:
The tide of public opinion has been steadily turning 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 PETA urges kind people to skip any attraction that comes at a deprived captive animal’s expense.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—has received assurance from dozens of travel companies that they’ll no longer offer elephant rides, and more information about other tourist attractions that use animals is available here.