A lion act presented by British circus trainer Thomas Chipperfield is scheduled to appear at the Herefordshire Country Fair on 2 August. Two lions will appear in four performances and be on display all day, unless we can persuade the organisers otherwise. PLEASE HELP! We have just weeks to stop this Victorian attraction.
The Government has been promising to ban wild animal acts since 2012 – most recently in its election manifesto – but a commitment has still to be made on when the legislation will finally be tabled. ADI has therefore joined forces with MPs from across the political spectrum in a new push to secure the ban.
Cholita is looking fitter and happier than ever and an ADI team is starting work on her new forest home on the other side of Peru, where we hope she will have another female spectacled bear (who is also bear) as a neighbour!
Team Fox is a new coalition of groups united to keep the hunting ban. Launched this week by founder Brian May – and of which ADI is a proud member – Team Fox 2015 will be campaigning to safeguard the legislation that has helped protect wildlife in England and Wales for over 10 years. Watch this space to find out how you can get involved!
After the heartache of losing an illegal Peruvian circus across the border in Ecuador, there is joy for the ADI Spirit of Freedom team as a spider monkey and macaw is saved during a restaurant raid with SERFOR Piura and the Piura police.
The response to the Scottish consultation on wild animals in circuses has finally been published and the news is that THE PUBLIC WANT A BAN with a whopping 98% of respondents supporting a prohibition on wild animal acts.
The incredible and logistically challenging 15-hour operation to take our 39 rescued monkeys, coatis and kinkajous back to the jungle. Saved from circuses and the illegal wildlife trade in Peru during the ADI Operation Spirit of Freedom mission the animals are relocated to the Pilpintuwasi sanctuary in the Amazon rainforest. Living in specially constructed ADI-funded habitats, they will be free to live as close as possible to the lives they would have in the wild.
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
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...