How you can help wildlife

"If you can ride, hug, or have a selfie with the wild animal, the chances are it’s a cruel venue. Don’t go."

You can protect wild animals from the cruelty of tourist entertainment by taking action on your vacation and when you travel.


Be an animal-friendly tourist when you travel

It only takes a few simple steps to protect wildlife on your vacation and when you travel.

1. Sign our animal-friendly traveller pledge to show your support.

2. After you sign the pledge, you will receive our short guide to being an animal-friendly tourist.

3. Ask your friends and family to also pledge never to take part in cruel wildlife attractions.

4. Book with an animal-friendly travel company (more information below).

View our Wildlife attraction and sanctuary checklists to help you avoid cruelty, (this is also included in the guide you receive when you take our pledge).

Book with an animal-friendly travel company

We are working with tour operators like G Adventures and Intrepid Travel who are committed to animal friendly vacations. Over 200 travel companies have committed to ending the sale and promotion of venues that offer elephant entertainment, such as rides and shows.

Download our full list of elephant-friendly travel companies >

Are you a travel company looking to join our movement? We want to hear from you. Find out how you can help lead the travel industry to protect wildlife.

Stand up for Wildlife

Whether it’s posing for a photograph with a wild animal, visiting live shows that force wild animals to perform or taking part in activities that involve riding wild animals, increasing demand from people on holiday means these animals will continue to suffer for entertainment.

By working together, we can help end the suffering of wild animals in the name of tourist entertainment for good.

Pledge your support to be an animal-friendly tourist when you travel. You can protect these animals by reducing the demand for wild animals in entertainment in the countries where you are on holiday.

As a thank you for taking our pledge, we'll send you a link to download our animal-friendly pocket travel guide.

I stand with World Animal Protection and will not take part in any activities that involve touching or taking selfies with wild animals. Wildlife. Not entertainers.

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