Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

The show goes on for Alexander Lacey’s circus acts.

THE SHOW SADLY GOES ON AND ON… Former Ringling’s big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back performing in Europe following his controversial departure from the US.

Suzy, a tiger belonging to Lacey, was shot dead in Georgia on 6 September after escaping during a journey without anyone from the circus noticing.

ADI filmed the British-born trainer with his lions and tigers at the “Grande Fête Lilloise du Cirque” as the event opened in Lille, France over the weekend, where Lacey is performing until 12 November before moving to Germany. Twelve of his fourteen big cats featured in the archaic circus performance, with the animals forced to live in mobile cages on the backs of trucks, just a small exercise area provided for each and in which none of the animals were seen. The big cats pace back and forth, an abnormal, repetitive behaviour commonly seen in circus animals but never the wild. ADI exposed Lacey in the UK and USA – with your help we will ensure he has nowhere to hide.


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Animal Rescues

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.

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