ADVICE & GUIDANCE

We can all take steps to ensure our holidays or activities do not impact on captive wild animal welfare or promote exploitation.

Find out more below on how to be a more responsible tourist and learn more about what to look out for on your travels.

BEFORE YOU GO

  Research your destination country, excursion or activity
  Book through a responsible travel company or tour operator that has an animal welfare policy
  Try to ensure your itinerary doesn't contain activities or attractions that involve animal cruelty or exploitation
  Check the Raise the Red Flag map to see if we've received any reports about specific attractions or locations

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

While you are travelling, taking part in an excursion, or visiting an attraction or captive facility, look out for animal exploitation, suffering or neglect. 

Remember, welfare concerns or problems may not always be immediately obvious - check out our tips below:

You can also encounter captive wild animals even if you’re not actively visiting an attraction or location. These can include animals such as chained elephants in temples, caged animals at hotels or restaurants, wild animals used for street begging, and live animals for sale in markets or shops....and more.

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