Thomas Cook, a major UK tour operator, has officially stopped selling Seaworld tickets due to the captive mammal facility not abiding bu ABTA guidelines on animal welfare.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization has been working with Thomas Cook for the past 18 months to investigate whether the park was adhering to the guidelines. The investigation resulted in a failure and the tour operator took action.
This could be the beginning of a slew of other tour operators that stop selling tickets to captive marine mammal parks due to ethical reasons.
The Blackfish documentary blew lid off of the captive marine mammal parks and how the animals were going crazy being help in those tiny tanks. Blackfish shone a light on the problems that advocacy groups had been telling the public for decades.
It’s a great battle won for the movement to free captive whales and stop parks like Seaworld from keeping marine mammals captive.
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