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This petition will help educate people making travel decisions, and show tourism and travel organizations that it's time to make a change.

I want to see the world, and I want to do it in a cruelty-free, responsible way. Because of this, I'm only interested in travel experiences that provide for the welfare of animals. "No torture in my travel."

Because of this, I pledge not to travel with any organization who supports the following activities:
- elephant riding
- trained animal shows
- interaction with animals used for canned hunting
- hunting of critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, or near threatened species
- swimming with dolphins
- purchase of ivory, tortoiseshell, coral, or other products made from critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, or near threatened species

I don't want to be entertained at the expense of an animal's health, safety, or happiness. I want to be entertained by seeing the world, enjoying animals in their natural habitats, engaging in local culture, and exploring adventure and culture wherever I am.

When I choose my next travel experience, these things matter to me. I wouldn't trade an elephant's happiness for a photo of me on its back. I pledge not to travel with any organization that offers any of the above activities.

Signed,

Loop Abroad

This petition closed over 4 years ago

How this will help

Many well-intentioned travelers don't know the truth behind activities such as elephant riding, elephant painting, trained animal shows, lions held captive for canned hunting, or swimming with the...

Many well-intentioned travelers don't know the truth behind activities such as elephant riding, elephant painting, trained animal shows, lions held captive for canned hunting, or swimming with the dolphins. People who genuinely love animals and want to be around them end up supporting activities that can be greatly harmful to the very animals they love.

In order to be trained to carry people on their backs, elephants need to go through an extensive, painful process known as "breaking the spirit", and are often severely injured, mistreated, or even killed. The elephant paintings that attract so many kind-hearted people are made by using a sharp nail inserted in the gums or behind the ear to move the elephant's head to paint. And the list goes on.

This petition is a chance to help your fellow travelers consider their animal interactions more carefully on their travels, and a chance to show those organizations still offering these activities that many of us are not interested in those services. There are many great ways to interact with animals without harming them: volunteer in a sanctuary, observe them on safari or by snorkeling or diving, travel throughout their natural habitat, visit national parks or reserves for hiking or camping, and the list goes on. We can love and experience animals and honor them, without any torture in our travel. 

It's time to spread the word. When you pledge "no torture in my travel", you're making the world a better place.

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