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Thomas Cook halts ticket sales for orkashows

The British tour group Thomas Cook stops starting next summer with the sale of tickets for attractions with orcas in captivity. That has general manager Peter Fankhauser Sunday announced in a statement on the website of the group.

Thomas Cook conducted a year and a half ago a new policy around animal welfare. Since then, 49 dierenattracties examined. Thereof, there were 29 failed to meet the standards that Thomas Cook do. The decision to orkashows to eliminate, is also a result of the new guidelines.

Concrete does Thomas Cook two attractions from its offering. According to the British press goes to the zoo Loro Parque on Tenerife and the SeaWorld parks. The reputation of SeaWorld, which has been in existence since 1959, has worsened in recent years by various scandals. In 2016, the company announced that it would stop its breeding program for orcas.

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