The sale of Captive Marine Animal Attractions - Your Co-op Travel (Retail)
After measured consideration and in line with our co-operative values, Your Co-op Travel does not endorse any attractions that include captive marine animals. We do not allow the sale of any captive marine animal attractions or any packages that include them, to be sold within our retail branches.
Captive marine mammals suffer from a huge range of health problems, including extreme stress, neurotic behaviours and abnormal levels of aggression. Bottlenose dolphins are six times more likely to die immediately after capture from the wild and transfer between facilities.
Why have we made this decision?
We’re a business based on four key values – Democracy, Openness, Equality & Social Responsibility. Where a product or service that we offer conflicts our values we are committed to ensuring that we react and reduce the impact as best we can control. Due to the conditions that captive marine animals face we will not support attractions that exploit them.
What suppliers / products does this affect?
* Do Something Different
* Attraction World
Any supplier that may offer entrance tickets to experiences, attractions or parks with captive marine animals such as but not limited to:
* Discovery Cove
* Loro Parque/Park
* Atlantis Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Bay
This include combo ticket sales that may include any such attraction, experience or park e.g.: Orlando Freedom Ticket™, which includes SeaWorld, or Disney and SeaWorld parks combo pass.
Please contact us if you require further clarification on this policy.