One of the world's travel websites, TripAdvisor, has decided to stop selling tickets to and aquariums that have creatures like dolphins, orcas, porpoises and whales. One attraction that TripAdvisor will not sell tickets for is SeaWorld in Florida. A TripAdvisor said the is a continuation of the company's 2016 that prohibited sales of tickets to attractions where tourists come into physical with animals, like elephant rides. TripAdvisor halted ticket sales to "demeaning animal shows and " in 2018. The latest ban applies to any attractions that "contribute to the " of dolphins, orcas, porpoises and whales.
A TripAdvisor spokesman elaborated on his company's initiative. He said: "Whales and dolphins do not thrive in limited captive , and we hope to see a where they live as they should - free and in the ." He added: "We believe the current of whales and dolphins in captivity should be the last, and we look forward to seeing this position adopted more throughout the travel industry." A SeaWorld spokesman said: "We are disappointed by TripAdvisor's new position that ignores the value and conservation of professionally accredited zoos and aquariums....SeaWorld maintains the standards of for all animals."