Primary school wildlife ambassadors ask for cruelty to stop!
Recently, our campaigns officer Emily Wilson met with some enthusiastic pupils from Devonshire Road Primary School in Bolton to talk about our Wildlife. Not Entertainers campaign that seeks to end the cruel treatment of wild animals for tourist entertainment.
These eager year 5 classes wanted to help us as part of their ‘Are We Damaging Our World?’ topic, and wanted to learn more about animals in entertainment. The children enjoyed the opportunity to ask an expert questions about our petition to stop Trip Advisor from selling tickets and making profit from animal entertainment venues.
These children then became wildlife ambassadors, using what they learnt, as well as their own research, to write a letter persuading the public to sign the petition online.
Since then, we are thrilled to announce that Trip Advisor has now decided to stop selling tickets to animal attractions that involve direct contact with wild animals. This is fantastic news and all thanks to all of our supporters, including these passionate pupils, who either took action or helped to spread the word about this cruelty.
Thanks to you we have helped move the world to protect animals.
To find out more visit our webpage here.