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SpiceRoads becomes the first Thai tour operator to join over 100 travel companies worldwide committed to stopping elephant rides and shows.
Bangkok, THAILAND – SpiceRoads Cycle tour operator officially signed the Elephant-friendly tourism pledge with World Animal Protection (formerly WSPA) Thailand, on May 4, 2016, under the commitment to offer elephant experiences from only those operations with a high standard of elephant welfare and conservation, with responsible viewing of elephants in wilds or semi-wild habitats, as well as proactively communicating this commitment to protect elephants to their customers, and encourage elephant-friendly tourism.
“As a specialized “niche” bicycle tour operator since 2000, SpiceRoads has been committed to responsible tourism, because we acknowledge that while tourism provides locals with income to improve their standard of living, it can also affect their culture and environment. Apart from that we are proud to say that we do not condone the use of animal captivity for profit, this includes Tiger petting zoos, Elephant shows and Elephant riding, ” says Daniel Moylan, GM of SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.
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