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TripAdvisor Cracks Down on Attractions Guilty of Animal Cruelty

This year’s held good news for wildlife conservation efforts. Hong Kong took steps to eliminate ivory markets in January, and now TripAdvisor is doing its part to prevent animal cruelty worldwide. Starting this week, the site will not facilitate the purchase of tickets for attractions featuring human contact with wild animals. Per their statement issued on Wednesday, “TripAdvisor and its Viator brand will discontinue selling tickets for specific tourism experiences where travelers come into physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species, including but not limited to elephant rides, petting tigers, and swim with dolphin attractions.
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