As part of TTC's continuing journey to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come, World Animal Protection has provided guidance in the development of an animal welfare policy to assist TTC's operations teams around the world as they vet and assess all animal related activities TTC offers.
The TreadRight Animal Welfare Policy is designed to ensure the health and welfare of animals under human care and is based on the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare.
The Five Freedoms are:
- Freedom from Hunger and Thirst.
- Freedom from Discomfort.
- Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease.
- Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour.
- Freedom from Fear and Distress.
Additionally, in 2015, TTC joined more than 100 travel companies around the world in signing World Animal Protection's Elephant-friendly Toursim Pledge, committing to ending the sale of elephant rides and shows.
World Animal Protection engaged with TreadRight and TTC to ensure the family of travel brands would not send guests to venues where they can ride elephants and see shows where these majestic animals are forced to perform. To date, 160 travel companies have agreed to no longer offer visits to venues with elephant rides and shows in any of their markets.