You should never underestimate your power as a member of the public, customer or tourist. You can help by directly raising your concerns with numerous points of contact.
Please look at the options below for advice on how best to raise your concerns and who to send them to.
For UK residents - you can find the details of the relevant country’s Embassy or High Commission on the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Here you will find a link to the London Diplomatic List, which provides the details of country representatives in London, the name of the Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary or the High Commissioner, and the postal and/or email address of the embassy.
For Non-UK residents - you can find the details of the relevant country’s Embassy or High Commission in your home country at www.embassy-worldwide.com.
For UK residents – The National Tourist Office for many countries can be found on the website of The Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives (ANTOR).
For both UK and Non-UK residents – The Tourism Authority based in the country concerned can be found on the website of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO.
Effective letters or emails are short and concise. Approx. 300 words should be adequate to relay your comments and concerns. Be specific about why you are writing and what concerns you. Remember that you visited a country to have a wonderful experience or you have perhaps paid an entry fee or bought a ticket, you therefore have the right to raise your concerns about the welfare of animals you have encountered.
Information your letter or email should include:
REMEMBER to ask for a reply and to give your contact details - name, address and/or email.
PLEASE be polite and courteous. You are less likely to receive an answer if you rant or are rude. You want the people that you are writing to, to listen and take you seriously.
NB For information on how to raise your concerns about captive wild animals you have encountered in the United Kingdom, please visit the UK specific ‘take action’ page.
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