Your Co-op Travel Pulls Plug on SeaWorld Ticket Sales
Following discussions with PETA, Your Co-op Travel has just joined the long list of companies – including British Airways Holidays, Virgin Holidays, STA Travel, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor – that have stopped promoting SeaWorld!
Your Co-op Travel has confirmed that its retail branches, website, and tour packages (Co-op Holidays) will stop selling tickets to SeaWorld – the world’s most notorious marine abusement park – and all other parks that confine highly intelligent cetaceans in the name of entertainment.
SeaWorld Hurts Orcas
Dolphins – including orcas – and other marine animals suffer when they’re confined to concrete tanks. In nature, orcas form complex relationships, work cooperatively to find food, and traverse up to 140 miles of ocean every day. Those at SeaWorld are housed in incompatible groups in cramped tanks, are sometimes kept in solitary confinement for months, and have even been given the drug diazepam to manage stress-induced aggressive behaviour. Forty-one orcas and hundreds of other animals have died on SeaWorld’s watch – far short of their natural life expectancies.
Orcas Need Your Help
No travel provider should profit from cruelty to animals. Urge TUI – which is still giving a financial lifeline to SeaWorld – to follow suit and cut ties with the abusement park.