1. Travel Cruelty-free. Animal Welfare Policy 🐾
Withlocals supports cruelty-free traveling. Cruelty-free experiences are harmless and don’t affect the natural environment or the species within it.
Taking photographs of animals is wonderful, but only of happy and wild creatures. We don’t condone paying to take pictures of animals, as this often means the animal is trained to pose in a way for the cameras and humans are using and mistreating animals for their own economic gain.
Withlocals tours should stay away from places that have animals in captivity as we do not support any mistreatment of animals. If animals are in small enclosures, used for entertainment purposes for humans, allow human interaction, or have breeding programs (when the animal is not endangered), then they are not ethical sanctuaries, and we advise avoiding these.
🍞Feeding & Touching Animals
Respect animals by keeping your distance and giving them peace. Aside from that, avoid feeding them, because often any kind of food that isn’t from their natural environment can be damaging to them.
Withlocals 100% prohibits elephant riding on any Withlocals tour as it is not ethical.
2. Reduce Waste ♻️
At Withlocals we value the natural environment of our destinations.
As a guest, you can help to keep it clean by reducing waste and not taking anything with you that belongs in nature. For example, carrying a refillable bottle with you is a great alternative to buying plastic bottles.
Remember to only take memories and leave little footprints.