TUI, formerly known as Thomson Holidays, continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld, despite being fully aware of the company's cruel treatment of animals for profit.
The documentary Blackfish exposed SeaWorld's abuse of animals to the public, its stock has tanked, and major UK and US companies have severed ties with the park. But TUI continues to offer its customers SeaWorld ticket deals.
At SeaWorld, orcas live in cramped, concrete tanks and are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. With no physical, mental, or emotional stimulation, they spend their days swimming in endless circles.
At least 41 orcas and dozens of other dolphins have died at SeaWorld parks from causes including severe trauma, intestinal gangrene, and chronic cardiovascular failure.
What You Can Do
As SeaWorld faces a plunging stock price and a steady decline in visitor numbers, it's time for TUI to follow in the footsteps of more and more travel providers who are refusing to be associated with SeaWorld. In recent months, Virgin Holidays, British Airways, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and Booking.com joined the list of companies that have cut ties with the notorious park.
When British Airways Holidays pledged to stop SeaWorld ticket sales, its Managing Director said, “Our customers tell us they have concerns about wild animals being kept in captivity, and increasingly see animal performances in particular as outdated.”