Great News: Bill to Tackle Cruel Animal Attractions Passes Through Parliament

Posted by on September 18, 2023 | Permalink

The Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill has just passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords! The bill will now receive royal assent before it becomes law.

Why are ethically minded people celebrating? Because the bill will stop travel companies from promoting low-welfare activities. What is covered in the scope of the bill is yet to be determined but should include marine parks, camel rides, and other tourist traps that result in animal suffering.

Next Steps for the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill

Once this vital bill becomes law, there will be a public consultation to determine exactly which activities will be illegal to promote. PETA will be calling for marine parks with captive cetaceans to be included, so ensure you’re subscribed to PETA News to hear about the consultation and how you can help.

‘Low-Welfare’ Activities

Among establishments that guarantee “low welfare” for animals are marine parks where orcas and other dolphins are held in cramped tanks around 10,000 times smaller than their natural home range. There is no retirement for these imprisoned animals, who are held in captivity for decades and forced to perform degrading tricks for tourists. The majority die far short of their natural life expectancy.

Elephants, donkeys, horses, mules, camels, and other animals forced to give rides in the tourism industry endure lives of exhaustion, violence, and neglect. From camels who are beaten bloody to neglected horses who eat rubbish to survive, PETA has exposed rampant abuse across the tourism industry.

Don’t Wait for New Legislation – Act Now

Never visit tourist spots that allow you to interact with animals – the establishment’s motives will be profit and not the animals’ wellbeing. Shun marine parks, animal rides, and other exploitative attractions.

You don’t need to wait for the government to pass legislation for animals – take action now! Please urge Jet2holidays and TUI to stop promoting and selling tickets to marine abusement parks: