Passaic County have become the 3rd in New Jersey and the 67th jurisdiction in the US to take action against circus suffering, citing cruelty, confinement, and inhumane treatment, and noting wild animals are “not suited to life in a circus.” The ban is effective immediately.
Saved from a circus in South America - now safe in the African bush, forever.
ADI’s undercover investigators found: Thomas Chipperfield’s big cats confined to cages on trucks with restricted access to exercise area; ‘stereotypic’ pacing – sign of stress and boredom; lions and tigers locked behind heavy steel shutters at night.
If a circus spends six to nine months a year keeping animals in inadequate traveling cages and pens, it’s no real surprise that their care is not much better in the circuses’ permanent quarters.
Los Angeles Councilmember, David Ryu, has introduced legislation that aims to prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.
Rep. Costello (R-PA) and Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), to amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and traveling performances.
José has difficulties judging distances, so we have built the best friends a “special needs” forever home at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa, where they can play, snuggle and live their lives in complete safety.
The Zoos Directive – which, if effectively implemented, could reduce the suffering of captive animals and prevent zoo animals being used as mere amusement across Europe - is currently being evaluated and public contributions are being considered.
The multi-award winning action-documentary, Lion Ark, is available worldwide!
From Joseph to Ricardo to Cholita, you can now buy a t-shirt of your favourite rescued animal.
TWO VERY SPECIAL LIONS, NOW IN THEIR VERY SPECIAL HOME - THANKS TO YOU! Best buddies José and Liso were rescued from the circus in Peru and flown home to Africa by ADI. Suffering head trauma - likely caused by beatings in the circus – José has difficulties judging distances, so we have built the friends a “special needs” forever home at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa, where they can play, snuggle and LIVE THEIR LIVES in complete safety. WATCH & SHARE this video of their moving in day!
Now, we URGENTLY need your help to build nine more habitats for the remaining ex-circus lions at Emoya. PLEASE HELP GIVE THE LIONS WE HAVE SAVED THE LIFE BACK THAT THEY WERE DENIED:
Special thanks to Suzanne de Jongh for capturing José and Liso’s big day on film!
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.
Exposing what the animal abusers want to keep secret, ADI shines a light on Fur Farms... The Movie Industry... Laboratory monkey dealers... Britain’s last circus elephant... Elephant rides... Circuses in South America... USA... UK and more...