Holiday huge Thomas Cook has actually revealed it will stop offering journeys to animal parks that keep killer whales.
The company stated more than 90% of its consumers were worried about animal well-being.
o 2 parks it will stop offering tickets to as an outcome are SeaWorld, in Florida, and Loro Parque in Tenerife.
“This was not a choice we ignored,” president Peter Fankhauser stated as he revealed the brand-new policy.
In an article, ele acknowledged that both parks had actually fulfilled requirements and had actually made enhancements to how animals were kept.
Mas, afirmou: “From next summertime, we will not offer any animal destinations that keep whales in captivity.
“We have actually actively engaged with a variety of animal well-being experts in the last 18 meses, and appraised the clinical proof they have actually supplied.
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“We have actually likewise taken feedback from our clients, mais que 90% of whom informed us that it was essential that their vacation business takes animal well-being seriously.
“And when many of our consumers are so clear in their view, I might not enable our company to overlook them,” Mr Fankhauser stated.
“I am clear about the sort of company that we wish to be. That’s why we presented our animal well-being policy 18 months earlier, which’s why we’ve taken this choice today.”
SeaWorld stated it not reproduced killer whales, however the ones it currently had “will be with us and our visitors for several years”.
It stated “countless UK visitors” had actually visited its parks which it would continue to “invite the general public” to them.
“They have actually seen first-hand the extraordinary care we supply all our animals and learnt more about how we are securing and conserving types in the wild,” it stated in a declaration.
Criticism of keeping whales in captivity has actually magnified given that a 2013 Netflix documentary Blackfish about a carrying out killer whale called Tilikum.
SeaWorld’s visitor numbers fell, although the amusement park explained Blackfish as “manipulative”.
Ano passado, Thomas Cook started an audit of 49 animal parks to see if they satisfied its policy on animal well-being, based upon requirements set by ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents). Some 29 stopped working, and the travel company stopped offering tickets.
The most current restriction was revealed on Sunday.
Mr Fankhauser stated: “We will deal with both [amusement park] over the next 12 months to get ready for our exit … We will likewise continue to work ourselves to determine more sustainable options.”
Fonte do artigo: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk