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!
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 33 lions rescued by ADI in Peru and Colombia will not be re-homed to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) in Colorado due to “changes in critical circumstances.” ADI has already begun the process of securing our perfect home for the lions and the Spirit of Freedom Flight will be re-routed accordingly.
A new dance album inspired by Lion Ark will raise funds to help Animal Defenders International save animals in distress. Released by Nutty Traxx ‘Freedom’ features an eclectic mix of global artists from around the world.
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...