Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen supports Loro Parque

Source: http://www.loroparque.com/press/en/component/k2/item/download/7_e03a3c393e275a8df7948bcc8a5c599d Recently, Thomas Cook, a touristic tour operator, stated that they will not sell tours or tickets of Zoos, keeping Orcas. As reason the impact of keeping those animals on animal welfarewas provided in addition to the change of visitor opinions. This statement has a negative influence on zoos at all, as the statement sentence all zoos keeping orcas, and maybe even more in future. In general, it is a positive sign, that tour operators think about the attractions Continue reading

The Value of Having Cetaceans in Human Care at Accredited Aquariums and Zoos

Source: https://www.aza.org/from-the-desk-of-dan-ashe/posts/the-value-of-having-cetaceans-in-human-care-at-accredited-aquariums-and-zoos I’ve spent my entire 37-year career in the field of conservation. I can count many accomplishments, but few make me prouder than those opportunities when I’ve been able to support the protection of places, great and small, but especially the areas that stand apart as ecosystems unto themselves — like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. These are amazing places, increasingly rare in a world where human populations are continuing to expand in Continue reading

Loro Parque: Thomas Cook influenced by activists seeking to destroy zoos

Source: https://www.efeverde.com/noticias/destruir-actividad-de-conservacion-zoos-loro-parque-thomas-cook/ The decision by British Tour Operator Thomas Cook to stop selling tickets for attractions with orcas is clearly influenced by activists who are not concerned about animals but about destroying zoos and their conservation activities, warned the Loro Parque Foundation today. The Director of the Loro Parque Foundation, Javier Almunia, made this statement to EFE after Thomas Cook announced on July 29 its intention, starting this summer, to stop selling tickets for attractions that show orcas in captivity, Continue reading

Open Letter from AMMPA & IMATA to Thomas Cook

Original source: 180802AMMPA_IMATAThomasCookLetter Dear Dr. Frankhauser, We are writing on behalf the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA) and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) to urge Thomas Cook Group to reconsider its decision to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando and Spain’s Loro Parque because of their care for and public display of killer whales in their world-renowned institutions. Our request is based on science, research and facts verified by the Alliance, which is the preeminent Continue reading

Support for Humane Certified™ Institutions following Travel Operator Decision

Source: https://www.americanhumane.org/blog/support-for-humane-certified-institutions-following-travel-operator-decision-2/ American Humane, which has worked to protect animals for 141 years and is the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world, stands by Loro Parque and our other Humane Certified™ institutions as they were audited against the independent, gold star standard of animal welfare, backed by science, top animal experts, veterinarians and ethicists. We can attest to the excellent welfare afforded to the animals at Loro Parque, including the orcas, which are healthy and very well-treated. Fewer Continue reading

EAZA Statement on Recent Thomas Cook Announcement

Source: EAZA-Statement-on-Recent-Thomas-Cook-Announcement The travel company, Thomas Cook, recently announced that as of summer 2019 they will no longer sell trips to facilities that care for orcas (Orcinus orca). The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Accredited Member, Loro Parque, Spain is one such facility that this news affects. Loro Parque has been successfully caring for orcas for over 12 years and has a wealth of experience meeting their welfare and management requirements. Loro Parque passed the rigorous, holistic, EAZA Continue reading

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