ABTA Animal Welfare Guidelines

Practical guidelines for the suppliers of animal experiences and attractions offered within the tourism industry. Included are digital versions of all six manuals aiming to encourage good practice in animal protection and welfare across a range of animal welfare areas:

  • Overview manual
  • Animals in Captive Environments
  • Elephants in Captive Environments
  • Unacceptable Practices
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Working Animals

The Dolphins in Captive Environments manual is under review and there will be further consultation on the subject, taking into account the latest ongoing developments and research.

All six manuals

ABTA Members: Free
The guide is available free of charge for ABTA Members. Please visit the Member Zone

ABTA Partners: 

  • £175 for all six manuals 
  • Price for individual manuals - POA
  • £1,000 for 10 copies 
  • Please contact ABTA for licence agreement. 


Non-Members: 

  • £299 for all six manuals 
  • Price for individual manuals - POA
  • £2,250 for 10 copies 
  • Please contact ABTA for licence agreement.

UK VAT will be applied to these prices.