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Tourism and animal welfare.

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This book addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. Part I of the book provides a conceptual and historical foundation upon which to analyse animal welfare and the position of animals in tourism, and how these two issues intersect. Part II consists of 14 opinion pieces that discuss various issues associated with animal welfare and tourism. These pieces, presented as indi...


Chapter 15 (Page no: 135)

Animal welfare - driving improvements in tourism attractions.

This book chapter discusses the strong links developed between tourism destinations and animal attractions, and for customers good animal welfare standards are becoming increasingly important. An increase in customer feedback relating to poor welfare standards are becoming significant. Animal welfare continues to be a critical part of sustainable tourism agenda, and with increasing use of social media for animal welfare issues, the members requested a common solution. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) collaborated with the Born Free Foundation to develop a comprehensive guidance and industry standards, which resulted in the ABTA Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism. The guidelines comprise seven separate documents. The central booklet is called the Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism and covers important issues such as the acquisition of animals, animal sanctuaries, wildlife souvenirs, volunteer tourism, and the role animal welfare has to play in relation to the protection of livelihoods. The Global Welfare Guidance is supported by six specific guidance manuals on animals in captive environments: namely, dolphins in captive environments; elephants in captive environments; wildlife viewing; working animals; and unacceptable and discouraged practices.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Carr, N. Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Animal sentience, ethics and welfare. Author(s): Carr, N. Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) The position of animals in tourism. Author(s): Carr, N. Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Animal welfare and tourism: are the aims mutually exclusive or potentially inclusive? Author(s): Carr, N. Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Public aquariums in the 21st century - what's next, before it's too late? Author(s): Andrews, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) A tale of two zoos: tourism and zoos in the 21st century. Author(s): Durrell, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) A comparison of tourism and food-provisioning among wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and Bunbury, Australia. Author(s): Mann, J. Senigaglia, V. Jacoby, A. Bejder, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 97) The tourism industry and shark welfare. Author(s): Chivell, W.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 102) Tourism, wildlife conservation and animal welfare. Author(s): Goodall, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 106) Managing tourism's animal footprint. Author(s): Turner, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 112) Elephants and tourism. Author(s): Schmidt-Burbach, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 119) Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh: how responsible bear tourism can teach us respect and compassion, and benefit bears. Author(s): Dubois, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 126) Donkeys and mules and tourism. Author(s): Blakeway, S. Cousquer, G. O.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 132) Cats and dogs international. Author(s): Galati, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 138) Animal welfare and tourism: the threat to endangered species. Author(s): Sellar, J. M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 145) Sport hunting tourism. Author(s): Goodall, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 147) Ethical hunting. Author(s): Lovelock, B.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 153) The future and moving forward together. Author(s): Carr, N. Broom, D. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Association of British Travel Agents, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391858
  • Record Number
  • 20183184098