We need YOU to help wild animals that are caged, chained and confined in circuses across the US. Take part in our Week of Action Against Circus Suffering from July 21st–25th and urge your Representative to support and co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act which will ban such acts.
ADI is delighted to welcome a new backbench bill fronted by former Labour Defra Minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP which seeks to ban wild animal acts before the next election. It comes as the Prime Minister stated to ADI that wild animal acts are an “outdated practice". TO STOP CIRCUS SUFFERING IN BRITAIN, WE MUST GET THIS NEW BILL PASSED!
We are heartbroken to report that Toto the chimpanzee who ADI rescued in 2002 has passed away. This wonderful, dignified animal had been torn from the wild and spent over 20 years alone in a circus. After his rescue, ADI took him home to Africa to re-unite him with his own kind. He passed away in his sleep, surrounded by his family of chimpanzees.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of dear Simba, one of our first Bolivian pride. To the end he enjoyed the great outdoors resting peacefully under the shade of the trees as the sun came up. Simba with his beautiful blonde mane was at least 15, and may have been as old as 19.
Remy, one of the ADI rescue team members in Peru, collects wood for the floors of temporary holding cages for lions once Spirit of Freedom rescues begin. As you can see this is a no frills, frontline animal rescue, but we urgently need to raise funds to ensure that we can rescue all the animals. DONATE TODAY US $ | UK £
ADI has released film of elephants used for children’s rides fighting as workers try to control them with bullhooks, metal bars & stun guns. Despite the violent incident the circus continues to give children rides on these elephants.
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released film of elephants used for children’s rides fighting as workers try to control them with bullhooks, metal bars and stun guns.
The previously unreleased footage shows circus workers frantically trying to control the elephants as they run amok inside the UCCU Events Center at UVU Orem, Utah. Trainer Habib Omar and another elephant groom lash out at the elephants with bullhooks as they desperately try to contain them. Isa the elephant initially ignores the groom’s blows and charges into another elephant, believed to be called Bunny, easily driving the other elephant, weighing more than two tons, backwards.
This latest video adds to the growing body of evidence on the danger of these cruel and outdated shows, where large and potentially dangerous animals are kept in collapsible, mobile and temporary facilities, in close proximity to the public.
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
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