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UK tour operator Jet2holidays stops selling tickets to dolphin entertainment


Jet2holidays confirmed that it will no longer be selling tickets to venues that feature dolphins and whales for entertainment. This follows criticism from animal welfare groups for years and a campaign by PETA UK.

The three biggest tour operators in the UK market are Jet2holidays, TUI and easyJet holidays. 

Last week easyJet holidays announced a really strong animal welfare policy to make it easier for their customers to choose responsible, wildlife-friendly travel. 

That news along with this week’s announcement from Jet2holidays that they will no longer sell tickets to dolphin venues leaves TUI far behind when it comes to commitments to animal welfare. 

Katheryn Wise, wildlife campaigns manager at World Animal Protection, “We are delighted that Jet2holidays has stepped up for wildlife and stopped supporting the intensely cruel captive dolphin industry. These intelligent, sentient animals are sentenced to a life in barren tanks too small for them to engage in natural behaviours and have been exploited for decades for the sake of profit. Wild animals belong in the wild, not in captivity for our entertainment. 

“As both the tourist industry and the public become increasingly aware of the suffering of captive cetaceans tour operators have a responsibility to stop driving demand for these cruel attractions. As one of the dwindling number of travel giants still refusing to end their support for dolphin suffering TUI Group singles itself out as one of the last big tour operators in the UK market still putting profit over animal welfare.” 

Dolphin pod swimming in the wild

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