The travel website TripAdvisor will stop selling tickets to attractions that use marine creatures like dolphins. It will stop selling tickets for SeaWorld in Florida. The ban continues the company's policy of prohibiting ticket sales to attractions where people come into physical contact with animals. The latest ban applies to attractions that "contribute to the captivity" of dolphins, orcas, porpoises and whales.
TripAdvisor commented on its new policy. It said dolphins do not thrive in captivity. It said: "We hope to see a future where they live as they should - free and in the wild." TripAdvisor hopes the current dolphins in captivity will be the last, and it looks forward to seeing this position adopted all over the travel industry. SeaWorld was disappointed by TripAdvisor's action, saying it "ignores the educational value and conservation" of zoos and aquariums.