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Love animals? Have kids? Planning a family vacation?
Here are some tips to ensure your trip is animal-friendly, too!
Animal-friendly travel tips:
DON’T take selfies with wild animals, DO take lots of photos of wildlife from a respectful distance
DON’T watch wild animals perform tricks, DO see humans perform tricks in animal-free circuses
DON’T ride an elephant, DO observe elephants at a sanctuary, on a web cam or in the wild
DON’T swim with dolphins, DO see dolphins in the wild with a responsible tour operator
DON’T hold wild animals, DO watch them behaving naturally in the wild or in a sanctuary
How do you know if an attraction or activity can harm an animal?
World Animal Protection uses the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare as our test to see if an animal’s basic needs are being met:
|1.||Freedom from hunger and thirst|
|2.||Freedom from discomfort|
|3.||Freedom from pain, injury and disease|
|4.||Freedom to express normal behaviour|
|5.||Freedom from fear and distress|
Book with an animal friendly travel company
We are working with tour operators like The Travel Corporation (Contiki, Trafalgar), Intrepid Travel, World Expeditions and G Adventures who are committed to animal friendly vacations. Over 190 travel companies have committed to ending the sale and promotion of venues that offer elephant entertainment, such as rides and shows.