Jul 29, 2018

Thomas Cook axes trips to SeaWorld over animal welfare concerns

Holiday giant Thomas Cook has announced it will stop selling trips to animal parks that keep killer whales. The firm said more than 90% of its customers were concerned about animal welfare. Thomas Cook had previously removed ticket sales for 29 animal attractions that did not meet standards, and announced its latest ban on Sunday. "We have actively engaged with a range of animal welfare specialists in the last 18 months, and taken account of the scientific evidence they have provided." Last year, Thomas Cook began an audit of 49 animal parks to see if they met its policy on animal welfare, based on standards set by ABTA. Some 29 failed, and the travel firm stopped selling tickets.

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