The 33 lions rescued by ADI from circuses in Peru and Colombia during our Operation Spirit of Freedom mission are going to their native home! At the end of October the lions will fly to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa to retire with the African sun on their backs in acres of pristine African bush.
Annie here was rescued from a Peruvian circus and ADI took her home to the Amazonian forest and a family of spider monkeys. Other aren’t so lucky. Help ADI campaign around the world to end the keeping of primates as pets this International Primate Day
The murder of Cecil the lion has alerted the world to the sickening slaughter of wildlife for entertainment. A ban on imports of wildlife trophies is a good place to start. There are estimated to be less than 20,000 lions left in Africa – if we fail to act there may be none at all in 10-20 years’ time.
The ADI team is working around the clock and making rapid progress on the forest homes for Cholita and Mufasa.
The Government has been promising to ban wild animal acts since 2012 – most recently in its election manifesto – but a commitment has still to be made on when the legislation will finally be tabled. ADI has therefore joined forces with MPs from across the political spectrum in a new push to secure the ban.
More action adventure than traditional documentary, the award-winning Lion Ark follows the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative compiled from film, interviews, conversations and reactions as events unfolded. How attitudes to animals were changed in Bolivia, illegal circuses pursued and closed, and 25 lions airlifted to freedom.
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...