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ANIMAL WELFARE MILESTONE: Global Humane Certifies SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue

On May 16, Global Humane—the international brand of American Humane—joined representatives of SeaWorld and others in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a milestone for protecting animals. It was announced that both SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue have earned the Global Humane Certification.

The certification ceremony took place at the National Press Club and included remarks from SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment; owner and operator of SeaWorld Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Miral; and Global Humane celebrating the milestone for animal welfare. The park in Abu Dhabi is set to open its doors on May 23.

To receive Global Humane Certification, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi has passed a rigorous third-party assessment reviewing the well-being of animals in the park’s care. The independent process is guided by the latest science and is informed by experts that have decades of experience in protecting animals.

Not only is this announcement a big milestone for SeaWorld and Global Humane, but it is a big win for all the magnificent creatures that call our planet home. With the Global Humane Certification, visitors to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi can be confident the park is treating its animals humanely.

Zoos, aquariums, and conservation parks play an important role in inspiring the next generation of animal advocates, as well as facilitating critical conservation work. Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane, recently published an op-ed on the topic in the Orlando SentinelRead it here.

We are thrilled to welcome the creatures at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi to the Global Humane family, which helps to verify the humane treatment of more than one billion animals across the globe each year.

Learn more about the Global Humane certification process here.

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