Cholita is safely loaded and on her way, with Nena the woolly monkey, and on her way to the ADI Spirit of Freedom Rescue Center near Lima!
Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach has introduced a state bill to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling acts and ADI is working closely with his office, providing research and evidence of how such shows cannot provide for the needs of the animals, nor protect citizens from the inherent risk.
ADI has rescued almost 30 native wild animals during Operation Spirit of Freedom in Peru, mainly saved from the illegal pet trade. We will give the animals the closest thing we can to the wild, with our large enclosures built around natural Amazon habitat.
In the biggest rescue of its kind - Operation Spirit of Freedom - ADI has enforced Peru’s wild animal circus ban and has begun to rescue circus animals in Colombia following a ban there. With over 50 animals in our care we need your help to take them to freedom.
Seized from a circus and taken to a Peruvian zoo for temporary safety, the scars of Cholita’s past are vivid – she is almost bald, her teeth are broken and to remove her claws, her fingers were brutally cut down to stumps. Cholita has one chance - ADI’s Spirit of Freedom flight. Please donate to help Cholita and ADI’s rescued lions get to the USA.
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...