Victory! Premier Holidays Cuts Ties With SeaWorld and Other Marine Parks
After learning from PETA how marine animals such as orcas and other dolphins suffer when they‘re confined to cramped concrete tanks, luxury travel provider Premier Holidays has confirmed that it will stop selling tickets to SeaWorld – the world‘s most notorious marine abusement park – and all other parks that confine these highly intelligent beings in the name of entertainment.
The documentary Blackfish exposed SeaWorld‘s abuse of animals to the public. Its stock has tanked, and major companies such as Virgin Holidays, British Airways Holidays, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and Booking.com have severed ties with its parks.
Today, Premier Holidays join the list – so why does TUI continue to offer its customers SeaWorld ticket deals?
At SeaWorld, orcas live in cramped concrete tanks and are deprived of everything that‘s natural and important to them. With no physical, psychological, or emotional stimulation, they spend their days swimming in endless circles.
At least 41 orcas and dozens of other dolphins have died at SeaWorld parks from causes including severe trauma, intestinal gangrene, and chronic cardiovascular failure.
SeaWorld imprisons bottlenose and Commerson‘s dolphins, who are forced to perform tricks in shows day after day. Adults and children have been bitten by dolphins during these activities, and since 2008, 53 bottlenose and five Commerson‘s dolphins have died at the parks.
What You Can Do
It‘s time for TUI to follow in the footsteps of Premier Holidays and numerous other travel providers and sever ties with marine parks.