PETA Statement: Expedia Is Taking Torture Out of Travel

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.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind