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NEW VIDEO RELEASE: The Reluctant Entertainers

More than a dozen celebrities from the entertainment industry, including Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe winners, feature in ADI’s new video supporting a federal bill to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses in the U.S. The message is, “LEAVE THE ENTERTAINING TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE A CHOICE.” Ed Asner; Danny Boyle; Brian Blessed; James Cromwell; Jorja Fox; Tonya Kay; Kim Matula; Moby; Eric Roberts; Mindy Sterling; Eric Szmanda; Alexandra Paul; and Diane Warren all appear in ADI’s ’The Reluctant Entertainers’. Tomorrow, Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) & Raul Grijalva (DA-AZ) will introduce the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) to Congress.

CIRCUS ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP.

EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER TODAY urging them to sponsor the Bill. Explain why YOU oppose the use of animals in circuses. Say that if they have any questions about the economics of a ban, how a ban would be enforced, legal precedents, and evidence of animal suffering and public safety problems, then an ADI team in Washington this week is happy to meet them or their staff. Get contact details of your Representative here »

REMEMBER: ADI has rescued almost 200 circus animals following bans we have secured. Securing laws like this ends the suffering and saves lives. IF YOU DON’T CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER, THEY WILL NOT KNOW YOU CARE!

If you are not in the US, please contact your Members of Parliament or Congress – this short film is a universal message.

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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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