STA Commute Cancels All ‘Unethical’ SeaWorld Excursions



The student travel agency STA Travel has announced it will no longer arrange trips that involve the unethical treatment of animals.

They have stopped tours that include elephant rides, visits to Tiger Temple in Thailand and visits to SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Diego. This is another blow for SeaWorld, which saw a 13% drop in attendance in the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period last year.

See also: Court Upholds Killer Whale Safety Ruling Against SeaWorld

SeaWorld blamed the drop in attendance on a late Easter holiday, which fell in the second quarter this year, and avoided any mention of the documentary Blackfish, which portrayed abuses of the animals at the parksBlackfish was released in July of last year. Read more…

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