Global Spirit uses a bank of skilled auditing assistants to guarantee that our clients receive the detailed and impartial assessment service which we pride ourselves on.

Selected for their observational skills and balanced perspective, they have all been trained to achieve the high level of auditing standards we require and have been carefully selected to become one of our skilled associates.


Global Spirit was established to become the tourism industry solution to managing animal welfare. A consistent way to assess activities involving animals wasn't available and we created the audit to achieve that goal. Our impartial and solution orientated approach to the auditing of animals in tourism has been well received and our audit has been used globally since 2015.

Vocal from the beginning in the importance of working together on this topic, we now find many of Global Spirit's objectives being replicated throughout the industry and we are proud to have inspired a collaborative approach to this topic. 

We have a simple objective to raise the standards of animal welfare across the tourism industry and, we believe the supportive and productive working relationships we have with all of our clients is the way to achieve this.

​​​An original founder of Global Spirit and now the Managing Director of Global Spirit Animals In Tourism Ltd. Hayley co-authored Global Spirit’s comprehensive, peer reviewed audits and created the support tools and services which have been successful in facilitating the implementation of a global set of criteria across captive animal and wildlife attractions since 2015.​

She has an extensive business background, is a skilled auditor with a specialist knowledge of animal welfare criteria and an expert at building positive working relationships. To date she has conducted over 100 captive animal audits. 

Managing Animal Welfare

  Animals in Tourism Limited


Michael Huxley is the founder of Bemused Backpacker, one of the UKs leading travel websites, and has been featured in some of the worlds largest print and TV media including the BBC, The Guardian, USA Today and many more.

He is a passionate advocate for animal welfare within the travel industry and uses his platform to promote positive change in wildlife tourism and conservation.

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​​​​“The travel industry can play a positive role in the future of animal welfare and conservation  and with the right education, awareness and influence, can provide a significant change for the better."


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​​​​​​“I believe in focusing on what can be achieved now, with a consistent and practical approach we can work together towards raising animal welfare standards across the industry and make an immediate difference" 

HAYLEY LYNAGH - Managing Director​​

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​​​​“With our auditing team's significant experience in completing animal welfare audits across the world, we can provide an expert assessment regardless of the destination, the activity or the animals involved"