Each year, over 500,000 wild animals are trapped, confined and forced to live and behave unnaturally to entertain tourists. Pledge to be an animal-friendly traveller and help end this cycle of cruelty
Wildlife. Not entertainers
Do you love to see wildlife when you travel? You’re not alone.
But did you know that wild animals around the world are facing a lifetime of suffering, just to entertain tourists?
Every day, animals suffer in the name of entertainment
Over 500,000 wild animals across the world are snatched from natural habitats, forced into captivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
Sadly, many tourists who love animals may actually contribute to animal suffering because they are unaware of this hidden cruelty. Whether it’s riding an elephant, walking with lions, or swimming with dolphins – these might all seem like fun ways to interact with wild animals when on vacation. In reality, they cause intense suffering and pain for the animals involved.
Changing the world, together
Petitions take just seconds to support and can be incredibly powerful.
In 2018, over 240,000 supporters worldwide signed our Wildlife Selfie Code. Our campaign also inspired Instagram to take action and raise awareness of the suffering of wild animals caught in the entertainment industry.
In 2016, 558,000 supporters signed our petition asking TripAdvisor to stop selling tickets to cruel wildlife attractions. They listened. They have stopped selling tickets to some of the world’s cruellest tourist activities, and their website now hosts a new education portal, that will educate millions of tourists about the cruelties imposed upon wild animals by exploitative attractions.
We will continue our work throughout 2020 and beyond to protect wild animals from cruelty in the name of entertainment.
Join the movement
Join the movement to help protect animals today. By working together, we can help end the suffering of wild animals in the name of tourist entertainment for good.
As a thank you for taking our pledge, we'll send you a link to download our animal-friendly pocket travel guide, including this checklist. You can print the guide or save it to your phone or any device, so you'll have it handy on your next trip.