SAFE! The number of lions being rescued during ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom in South America rose to 21 TODAY! Meet Bumba, rescued from deplorable conditions in Colombian circus, resting safely. There are more animals to rescue but then it will be all aboard ADI’s flight to a wonderful life.
ADI President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips answer a barrage of questions from the media in Bucaramanga, Colombia, today as they arrive to discuss the future of nine lions seized by the CDMB from Circo Africa. ADI has agreed to relocate the lions as part of Operation Spirit of Freedom.
We are delighted to report that today Lion Ark was awarded a rating of 12A by the British Board of Film Classification. We are currently confirming dates for Lion Ark to be screened in British cinemas in November and December.
Alert designers, retailers and shoppers of the pain behind products featuring real fur with our new ‘Is that fur real?’ card, launched ahead of London Fashion Week.
ADI USA is calling on the University of Wisconsin at Madison to halt plans to revive, after more than 20 years, research that will see newborn monkeys torn from their mothers and subjected to a series of stress tests to study human anxiety and depression.
ADI is disappointed but not surprised that the bill to ban wild animals in circuses was blocked this afternoon. A new date for the Second Reading has been set for October 17th and we hope that, with your support, the Bill will pass unopposed and progress to Committee.
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This latest video adds to the growing body of evidence on the danger of these cruel and outdated shows, where large and potentially dangerous animals are kept in collapsible, mobile and temporary facilities, in close proximity to the public.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
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...