Your chance to see Lion Ark in the UK. These screenings will raise funds for ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom rescue in Peru and create awareness about the UK circus ban. Share, buy tickets, bring your friends, and if you can help volunteer at or help promote screenings, please get in touch.
Lion Ark – the award winning documentary about ADI’s rescue of 25 lions from Bolivian circuses by ADI –has a worldwide distribution deal for television, video on demand, DVD/Blu Ray, and in-flight entertainment with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Sadly, the bill to ban wild animals in British circuses was blocked by Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell at its second reading on October 17th. This is the second time that Mr Rosindell has blocked the bill, sabotaging efforts to bring the suffering of circus animals finally to an end.
Inspection reports for the two circuses licensed to use wild animals in Britain – and obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by ADI – have revealed how issues repeatedly raised by inspectors are not being addressed, highlighting the urgent need for a ban.
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.
The Spanish version of Lion Ark – Arca de Leones – premieres in La Paz, Bolivia on Thursday 2 October, with week long runs opening the same night in La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Cochabamba. Opening night in La Paz and the following night in Santa Cruz will be hosted by former Member of the Bolivian Congress Ximena Flores who introduced the law that made Bolivia the first country ever to ban ALL animals in circuses. Members of the rescue team and the filmmakers, including ADI President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips will be attending the La Paz premiere (2 October) and the following nights screening in Santa Cruz (3 October).
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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...