Jet2 shareholders urge travel giant to ban promotion of ‘dolphin prisons’

Read Time:   |  3rd September 2022

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UK travel brand Jet2 is under increasing pressure to stop promoting the sale of 'exploitative' marine parks


Jet2 shareholders are to officially call for a ban on what has been described as ‘dolphin prisons’.

The travel giant has received criticism in the past for its promotion of ‘amusement’ parks ‘that hold animals captive for decades in cramped tanks’.

This includes tickets to the infamous Loro Parque in Tenerife, which forces orcas to perform ‘confusing tricks for tourists’. The majority die far short of their natural life expectancies.

Jet2 under pressure

Vegan charity PETA US has since purchased shares in Jet2 ahead of its upcoming annual meeting, where it will openly call for Jet2 to end its promotion of marine parks and ticket sales for the exploitative facilities.

“Most UK travel companies have done right by animals by cutting ties with facilities that exploit captive orcas and other dolphins – and Jet2holidays must get with the times and follow suit,” says PETA Vice President Elisa Allen.

“As a shareholder, PETA US will be able to push Jet2’s management to do the responsible thing for shareholders and animals alike and stop profiting from marine mammals’ misery.”

How you can get involved

PETA activists will also stage a demonstration outside the venue, which will see two ‘orcas’ wrapped in chains.

Rival travel companies such as Expedia, Airbnb, British Airways Holidays, Your Co-op Travel, and Virgin Atlantic have already stopped selling tickets to places that keep whales and dolphins in tanks. You can urge Jet2 to do the same here

*Vegan Food & Living has contacted Jet2 for comment

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