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To be eligible to join Trek Union’s community of best-in-class active adventure and experience operators we ask that organization accept these guidelines and ensure that any tour advocated through Trek Union follow them.
If tours involve viewing wildlife in the wild, tour operators should attempt to follow ethical viewing practices.
All animals in captivity should be given the five freedoms listed below and any facility that does not incorporate these freedoms should be avoided.
For more information, please see the ASV – Five Freedoms.
In addition, animal sanctuaries should follow the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Standards of Excellence.
If tours involve interactions with children/youth, tour operators should attempt to follow ethical practices, such as:
For more information, please see Alternative Care Guidelines by CELSIS: http://www.alternativecareguidelines.org/Portals/46/Moving-forward/Moving-forward-implementing-the-guidelines-ENG.pdf