Our teams who build and operate travel experiences across the globe take wildlife protection seriously. To help them ensure the wildlife experiences offered by TTC’s family of brands meet our standards, the TreadRight team has updated our Animal Welfare Policy. In cooperation with our partner World Animal Protection and with guidance from globally recognized animal welfare criteria, the Five Domains of Animal Welfare, we are pleased to encourage and support a travel industry free of animal cruelty.
TreadRight’s partnership with World Animal Protection and our initial Animal Welfare Policy came about in 2015 after TTC joined more than 100 travel companies in signing World Animal Protection’s Elephant-Friendly Tourism Pledge, and stopped the sale of experiences that involved elephant rides or shows. TreadRight also partnered with Wildlife SOS to create a Guide to Elephant-Friendly Experiences. Since then, TTC has committed to removing all experiences and venues from its itineraries that subject our precious wildlife to any form of animal cruelty.