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Our tour operators campaign targets holiday companies that promote and sell trips to marine parks holding whales and dolphins.

By persuading them to stop supporting these establishments we can reduce visitor numbers as a vital step to ending cruel captivity.

The story so far...

WDC launched our campaign in 2015. Since then, we have achieved enormous success thanks to your support.

April 2015

WDC launches our tour operators campaign

WDC launches campaign targeting Virgin Holidays with Richard Branson Video.

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August 2015

Virgin meets WDC

Virgin hosts a meeting in Florida to hear our concerns. The company agrees to review its practices.

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In 2017, over 200,000 people signed our petition calling on Virgin Holidays to stop selling trips to SeaWorld.

This was our most successful response ever and show the strength of feeling on this issue. Within days of launching our campaign, Sir Richard Branson had responded and agreed to meet with us and other groups opposed to captive cruelty.

April 2016

WDC expands campaign to target British Airways

Following our success with Virgin, we roll out our campaign against BA.

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August 2016

BA does nothing

BA refuse to meet us.

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October 2016

WDC attends BA shareholder meeting

WDC goes to the top with our message.

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December 2016

Petition reaches new milestone

200,000 people have now signed our tour operators petition.

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Our widely-shared "Letter to Sir Richard Branson" received over 100,000 views.

January 2017

Something else happens

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July 2017

We win



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Please care for whales and dolphins by taking action today.

Today there are around 3,000 whales and dolphins held captive in aquariums, zoos and marine parks. One day, we’ll look back on this time and think, how could this barbaric cruelty ever have been considered entertainment? Help us end captivity now.