In this video, Satu Raussi and Tiina Kauppinen from the Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare (Eläinten hyvinvointikeskus -EHK) talk about their work and share their views on animal welfare. Animal physiotherapist Heli Hyyttiäinen draws attention to the implications of animal welfare for tourism.
This is the third webinar of the project “Animals and Responsible Tourism”. In the webinar JC, Tarja and Mikko talk about some recent developments in tourism industry at the global and local level. TripAdvisor stopping selling tickets to controversial animal attractions, Alitrip announcing the arrivals of thousands of Chinese visitors to Finnish Lapland and the growing awareness of animal welfare among Chinese consumers. They also offer an overview of the work done so far in the project (company visits, workshop and participation in the Lapland Tourism Parliament) as well as the project work to be done in the upcoming weeks (interviews with animal welfare certified tourism companies). The webinar was broadcasted from the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland on October 31, 2016.
Next webinar will be on November 30, 2016 at 1pm (EET)!