A circus owner leads out a mountain lion to ADI Vice President Tim Phillips having finally agreed to hand over the animals. The seizure took place last week as part of Operation Spirit of Freedom enforcing Peru’s wild animal circus ban during which ADI has rescued over 80 animals.
Hoover the tiger has been saved by ADI, along with mountain lion Mufasa and Condorito the condor during raids on two circuses in northern Peru as part of ADIs mission to enforce Peru’s ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, Operation Spirit of Freedom.
Having rescued Hoover the tiger from an illegal circus in Peru, the same ADI team rapidly moved to a second circus rescuing Mufasa the mountain lion and Condorito the Condor. The seizure descended into a hostile stand-off lasting many hours.
ADI congratulates the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for unanimously voting in favor of a ban on wild animal performances in the city. The proposal will be finalized when it is voted on at next week’s Council meeting.
After months of targeted lobbying and meetings with party officials and elected representatives ADI is delighted that the Conservatives and Labour have committed to ending the use of wild animals in circuses while the Greens have pledged to extend the ban to include all animals.
With no one willing or able to take her, ADI stepped in to save Cholita the bear and she is now in our care at the Operation Spirit of Freedom rescue centre. Every need of this frail little bear is being attended to by our specialist team and she is lapping up the attention!
Seized from a circus and taken to a Peruvian zoo for temporary safety, the scars of Cholita’s past are vivid – she is almost bald, her teeth are broken and to remove her claws, her fingers were brutally cut down to stumps. Cholita has one chance - ADI’s Spirit of Freedom flight. Please donate to help Cholita and ADI’s rescued lions get to the USA.
ADI secured the Bolivia animal circus ban, then closed down every animal circus and saved every animal - 29 lions, monkeys, horses, a baboon, a coati mundi. Find out more about our rescues
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