TripAdvisor says it's taking a stand on animal exploitation

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BOSTON - Travel website TripAdvisor says it's taking a stand against animal exploitation by no longer selling bookings to attractions where travellers can make physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species.

The policy, six months in the making, was formed with input from tourism, animal welfare and conservation groups including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, but many of the millions of travellers who post reviews to the company's website have been concerned about animal welfare for years, company spokesman Brian Hoyt said.

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