What you can do

"If you can ride, hug, or take a selfie with a wild animal, chances are the venue is cruel. Don’t go!"

You can protect wild animals from the cruelty of tourist entertainment by taking action on your own holidays.  

Be an animal friendly tourist

It only takes a few simple steps to protect wildlife on your holidays. Download our short guide to being an animal friendly tourist and find out how.

And you can help us educate other tourists. The research from Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) highlights the role TripAdvisor – the world’s largest online review website – can play. 80% of people who leave a review on TripAdvisor have been unaware of the cruelty inflicted on the wild animals in tourist entertainment venues. We need to change this so visitors know about the cruelty and demand for it to stop.

Follow these three simple steps to protect wildlife on your holidays.


Book with an animal friendly travel company

We are working with tour operators like World Expeditions and Intrepid Travel who are committed to animal friendly holidays. 180 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 and find the right one for your holiday.

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.

Read the latest news and blogs from the campaign >

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1) Donate today

We have been investigating the worst forms of wildlife entertainment and are now reaching out to individuals, local organisations, venues and travel companies to inspire game changing improvements to the industry.       

Donate today to help us protect animals around the world 

2) 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.

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