Civitatis is committed to animal welfare and adapts its catalog
The Spanish platform has incorporated a new animal welfare policy, advised by the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals (FAADA)
Civitatis, the leading company in the sale of guided tours and excursions in Spanish, has implemented a new animal welfare policy in its services. To do this, they have had the support of FAADA, the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals.
Although Civitatis was previously concerned about the welfare of animals, these new rules are much stricter with the activities of the platform. With immediate effect, all of them must respect the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare.
Thus, after several months of study and analysis, and accompanied by the advice of Andrea Torres, biologist and expert in Entertainment and Trade of Wild Animals from FAADA, Civitatis has eliminated from its catalog of activities a hundred guided tours and excursions that included the participation of animals without respecting the new guidelines, such as swimming with captive dolphins or riding on the back of an elephant.
Alberto Gutiérrez Pascual, CEO and Founder of Civitatis, is very satisfied with this step that his company has taken. “We have been late, but we have finally taken this important step. Economically it will harm us, since there are destinations in which activities with animals represent a large percentage of the reserves, but respect for animals is what must prevail”.