Animal Defenders International

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Animal Defenders International

Mission accomplished!

The feel-good tale of the 33 lions who were rescued by Animal Defenders International from a life of suffering in circuses in Peru and Colombia and were relocated to their forever home at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, where they now enjoy their very own piece of the African bush.

Help us care for the lions for life

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.

© Animal Defenders International 2016