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Animal Defenders International

Building New Lives for Abused Lions

One of our largest habitat construction programs is underway with the lion enclosures ADI is funding at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa.

ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom saw over 100 animals rescued from circuses and the illegal wildlife trade in Peru and Colombia. As a result of the huge rescue, ADI has constructed homes for over 40 monkeys of six different species, three bears, coatis, kinkajous, and bonding camps for over 30 lions.

In two years we have eliminated circus suffering in Peru - the last part of this historic campaign is to give these lions who suffered so much a wonderful retirement. PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN.

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Animal Rescues


Having secured and helped enforce an animal circus ban in Bolivia, saving all of the animals, ADI return to Latin America to assist the authorities in Peru and Colombia. Over 100 animals have been rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom with 33 lions heading home to Africa.

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