The wild animal circus ban has been prevented from moving forward yet again, with Christopher Chope MP blocking the backbench bill to secure the law on its tenth attempt. ADI will not give up on the animals and nor will our friends.
Lion Ark will be landing at the Sixth Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida on February 14th so kick off your Valentine’s Day with Colo Colo, Hercules and other lion hearts.
Fantastic news! The Netherlands announced on 13 December that it will ban wild animals in circuses, hot on the heels of Mexico banning such acts. ADI is pleased that sea lions have been included, having supported efforts to show their welfare is compromised.
In a huge victory for the animals Mexico has banned wild animal circus acts. The legislation, which acknowledges that the basic welfare needs of circus animals cannot be met, now just requires the signature of the President to become law. Mexico is the 29th nation to take action against circus suffering.
Animal Defenders International and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) welcome substantial reduction in funding of animal circuses by The Arts Council of Ireland for 2015.
ADI has emptied the last circus of its wild animals in Peru! 30 lions, 9 monkeys and other animals have been rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom, concluding a collaborative effort with the Peruvian Government to enforce their circus ban, passed in 2012 after a 2-year investigation and 5-year campaign by ADI.
ADI’s biggest and most complex rescue ever – Operation Spirit of Freedom – went into action during the summer to enforce the bans on wild animals in circuses in Peru. By November ADI had emptied Peru’s circuses of all their wild animals. Enjoy these highlights and then help us get the animals to their new homes in 2015.
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...