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Airbnb launch animal experiences

Airbnb have launched a brand new set of animal experiences.

The travel company - which acts as an online marketplace for accommodation and travel experiences - has unveiled a series of one of a kind experiences including caring for rescued horses, seeing released macaws and spending a day with donkeys.

Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO and co-founder, said: "With technology taking up so much of our lives, it's easy to feel disconnected from nature and animals. Maybe this is why social media is dominated by animal memes. Life is better with animals, but for many busy people, looking at them through a screen is the closest they can get. With Airbnb Animal Experiences, locals and travellers are just a few clicks away from being alongside them in the real world."

Alesia Soltanpanah, Executive Director of World Animal Protection, added: "We know people love animals and want to see and experience them when they travel, but we also know they most want to see animals in a setting that respects their well-being. This new animal welfare policy created in consultation with our animal welfare experts combined with the creativity and dedication of Airbnb will ensure that adventurers have many options to experience the beauty of animals in a way that considers their welfare first."

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