From April 21st - 28th join our Week of Action Against Air France – who recently became the last remaining commercial airline to transport monkeys to laboratories around the world - and send a clear, loud message to them that their support for this brutal trade will not go unchallenged.
An investigation by ADI has revealed shocking scenes inside a huge facility in Tarragona, Spain, that imports monkeys from Mauritius and distributes them to the US and around the world for experiments.
Two special screenings of Lion Ark in May will raise funds for ADI’s rescue operations in Peru – a mission we expected our friend & colleague Dr. Mel Richardson to be part of as he had been part of Operation Lion Ark. Dr. Mel died in January this year & we will be remembering him at these events – Chico was Mel’s old home town and the early screening will have a special chance for friends to reminisce.
On April 10th, ADI supporters protested against elephant rides offered by Have Trunk Will Travel at the annual children’s street fair ‘La Feria de los Niños’ hosted by LA department store Curacao. Please urge them not to have rides at future events - send a polite message.
ADI is delighted that the Prime Minister has promised us that he will ban wild animals in circuses. Talking outside Downing Street on April 9th he said “we’re going to do it”. We hope an end to the suffering of wild animals is British circuses is finally in sight.
The Texas State Premiere of Lion Ark will be given extra bite as it will raise funds to send the team back to South America to save dozens of animals suffering in illegal circuses in Peru.
In an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Have Trunk Will Travel co-owner Kari Johnson cited the breeding schedule of one of their elephants & other non-specific reasons for the decision. We thank the compassionate local citizens who protested & spoke at fair board meetings alongside ADI, which made the difference in bringing these rides to an end.
Award-winning documentary Lion Ark follows the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, as ADI closed down Bolivia’s circus industry and rescued every animal. This is the inspiring film where the animals WIN! We are announcing screenings of Lion Ark all the time follow our website or Lion Ark the movie on Facebook for announcements. On May 25th is the Texas State VIP Premiere in Austin which will raise funds to save more animals – buy tickets now.
“Compelling cinema verité”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“Lion Ark is the feel-good movie of the year!”
– Reel Talk
“This engrossing documentary combines elements of…Schindler’s List…Born Free, and…Blackfish.”
– Earth Island Journal
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 and the animals in our care
We film what the animal abusers want to keep secret.... Inside... Fur Farms... The Movie Industry... Huntingdon Life Sciences... Great British Circus... Laboratories & animal dealers... Anne the elephant... Bailey Brothers Circus... Mary Chipperfield... Circuses in South America; Ireland; Brazil; USA; UK and more...
ADI exposes the suffering, educates the public and secures permanent change. Here are some successes: Circus bans in Bolivia, Peru, Greece, Portugal and more... Cosmetics testing ban... Ban on wild monkeys in experiments... CITES rules for traveling shows... Elephant rides... NASA space experiments... Household products... EU Ape experiments ban... EU Monkey test restrictions... and more...