I promise not to step up on a soapbox here, but, if you're a traveler or travel professional, I've been wondering how you handle traveling to places that have political or policy environments that go against your conscience. Brutal political regimes where human rights are a rare commodity are perhaps the most obvious examples, but what about states, provinces, etc. in your own country that have enacted laws or policies that go against your values.
For example, I suspect many of you who are reading this are proponents of wildlife conservation, as I am. Idaho, the state next to mine, has many great things going for it and there are many reasons to travel there. But they have legalized wolf hunting and entire packs are being gunned down from helicopters in the name of sport. We see the same brutal wolf killing practices in Alaska. Until those policies change, I won't travel to either state -- I simply don't want to support their economies with my travel dollars.
I'm curious how Tripatini users view travel to places with laws or policies you find personally unconscionable. Do you put your values aside and go anyway? Or do you choose another destination? Please share your perspectives on this question.