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Articles tagged “dolphins”

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

Spencer Lee, Skift

With its new policy, TripAdvisor is making a clear statement about the use of marine animals for entertainment. Will it be setting a trend for others to follow? Even more interesting will be seeing how companies like SeaWorld react.

6 months ago

Dolphin Tour Operator Is Fined in Hawaii for Harassing the Animals

Dolphin Tour Operator Is Fined in Hawaii for Harassing the Animals

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Given that the honor system hasn't worked, authorities are showing a (welcome) readiness to enforce rules to keep visitors from traumatizing dolphins. Meanwhile, socially conscious travel companies are increasingly limiting human interactions with captive animals.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Booking Ban Concerns Dolphin Attractions

TripAdvisor Booking Ban Concerns Dolphin Attractions

Associated Press

Sure, some interactions between tourists and mammals at facilities engender an appreciation for conservation efforts. But looking at the big picture on the planet, TripAdvisor is probably right that these encounters do more harm than good.

3 years ago