Our teams who build 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 high standards, the TreadRight team has updated our Animal Welfare Policy. Our new policy is supported by internal training of our teams to ensure compliance across all animal encounters by the close of 2021. 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 first Animal Welfare Policy both launched in 2014 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. Since then, we’ve worked in partnership with World Animal Protection, the WTTC, Blood Lions and, most recently, End Wildlife Crime to address behavioral and systematic change in our industry. In partnership with our travel partners, we provide training on animal welfare and recently oversaw an audit of all experiences including wild or domestic animals by TTC brands. TTC and TreadRight support World Animal Protection’s goal of changing supplier behavior within the industry through the Coalition for Ethical Wildlife Tourism, established to demonstrate consumer demand for ethical wildlife experiences. See how else we support wildlife through our Wildlife projects.