ADI has rescued almost 30 native wild animals during Operation Spirit of Freedom in Peru, mainly saved from the illegal pet trade. We will give the animals the closest thing we can to the wild, with our large enclosures built around natural Amazon habitat.
Almost a year after the Prime Minister gave a personal promise that wild animals in circuses would be banned, an ADI delegation returned to Downing Street to deliver a 20,000-strong petition urging David Cameron to ensure the law promised in 2012 is passed before the General Election.
Lions in traveling circuses often suffer in silent agony for years due to broken and infected teeth. A number of our rescued lions have traumatic injuries to their teeth and Dr Peter Emily flew in from the US to perform surgery on two of the most urgent cases.
For over 50 years the US Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) has subjected cows, pigs and sheep to horrific experimental surgeries and breeding techniques that have resulted in illness, pain and the premature death of thousands of animals.
In the biggest rescue of its kind - Operation Spirit of Freedom - ADI has enforced Peru’s wild animal circus ban and has begun to rescue circus animals in Colombia following a ban there. With over 50 animals in our care we need your help to take them to freedom.
Lion Ark returns to the home of our Lion Ark prides after being selected for the prestigious Boulder International Film Festival. Join director Tim Phillips and producer Jan Creamer, who headed up the Operation Lion Ark rescue in Bolivia, for screenings on Saturday, March 7th.
Having been kept alone and chained by the neck for eight years in the circus, Pepe the spider monkey has finally been reunited with his own kind.
In the most moving chapter of his story so far, Pepe was introduced to Valerie, a young illegally-trafficked spider monkey. When they met, his joy was plain to see as they played and chattered to each other.
Help us bring Pepe and Valerie back to the jungle and give them the happily-ever-after they deserve.
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...