ADI launches emergency appeal to take 11 year-old Lucho (seized from a circus) and 4 year old Sabina (rescued from illegal wildlife trade) home to the forest, and after a lifetime of loneliness, sweet Cholita has a chance of sharing her forest home with some bear neighbours – they will be right next door.
Previously withheld government documents released to Animal Defenders International reveal that the lions and tigers owned by ‘Britain’s last lion tamer’ Thomas Chipperfield live in cages significantly smaller than the minimum required, with access to exercise and enrichment woefully inadequate.
Find out about the key animal protection issues of the moment and some of the challenges animals in captivity and the wild are facing.
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.
ADI video reveals exotic cats suffering in Dirk Arthur’s “Wild Magic” show in Las Vegas; warehoused in cages with barely enough space to take a few steps backwards and forwards, enduring six hours a day in tiny travel cages.
Photographer Chris Bott captured these images of Cholita’s amazing three day journey by truck over the Andes, then along the Madre de Dios River before her release into her wonderful forest home. The elderly bear who was mutilated and suffered so much in the circus is finally home. ENJOY.
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...