Isramworld Supports PETA In Protecting Elephants In the Travel Trade

New York – June 1, 2016: The IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands, one of the world’s leading tour operators throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and beyond, has announced an official commitment to ethically responsible travel by supporting PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in its efforts to protect the world’s elephants.
Richard Krieger, President of The IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands, has assured PETA of his commitment to ensure that not a single IsramWorld itinerary or activity will engage in the exploitation of, or cause harm to, any elephants.  Taking a stand against cruelty to elephants in the tourism trade means not supporting places that subject elephants to a life of servitude and captivity in which they are often beaten, chained and worked to exhaustion.  Krieger has instructed his team to review all worldwide programs and remove any elephant-based experiences, other than proven animal sanctuaries.
Commenting on the announcement from IsramWorld, PETA Foundation Captive Animal Law Enforcement Counsel, Rachel Mathews, says: “The IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands made the right call by cutting ties with businesses that beat and threaten elephants into performing tricks and giving rides to tourists.  PETA urges tourists traveling to Thailand or anywhere else with elephant attractions to refuse to support this cruelty – and to stick with companies such as IsramWorld that have done the same.”
Founded in 1980, PETA, an American non-profit animal rights organization, has more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide.  As the world’s largest animal rights group, it focuses on four core issues – opposition to factory farming, fur farming, animal testing, and animals used in entertainment.

ABOUT ISRAMWORLD PORTFOLIO OF BRANDS:
Established in 1967, the IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands is celebrating its 49th anniversary this year. The company and its wholly owned subsidiaries are full-fledged members of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. For more information on the IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands, visit www.isramworld.com, call 800-22-7460 or email info@isram.com. DESTINATIONS:  Egypt, Jordan & The Middle East, Europe & Beyond, Asia & Beyond, Central / South America & Cuba, Africa

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