Arts Council funding of animal circuses in Ireland has undergone a seismic shift following a joint campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN).
Our dear lioness Sarah, rescued by ADI from a Portuguese circus in 2007, has sadly passed away, after nine wonderful years of freedom back home in the African bush.
Award-winning TV legend Bob Barker: “I think ADI is probably one of the finest animal protection organizations in the world. They get things done. A lot of organizations have ideas. ADI doesn’t just have splendid ideas, it produces. I am proud to be associated with them."
French circus drops elephant trainer after ADI video of abuse causes outrage but film that used the trainer and his elephant gets Academy Award nomination. ADI launches new “watch List” to ensure trainers who re-locate can’t hide their past.
Award-winning actor Sir Roger Moore – who portrayed James Bond more than any other actor – is urging people to dig deep and get 33 lions rescued by ADI from suffering in circuses in South America home to Africa!
Our dear lioness Sarah, rescued by ADI from a Portuguese circus in 2007, has sadly passed away, after nine wonderful years of freedom back home in the African bush. Watch and enjoy the video of Sarah with her lifelong companion Caesar, rescued from the same circus. Saved from a small, stinking, rusting circus cage and WE BELIEVE EVERY DAY OF FREEDOM IS PRECIOUS FOR THESE ANIMALS THAT HAVE ENDURED SO MUCH – SARAH GOT MORE THAN 3,000 SUCH DAYS, HOME IN THE BUSH, WITH THE AFRICAN SUN ON HER BACK AND BELOVED CAESAR AT HER SIDE.
Please consider a donation in memory of Sarah to help ADI fly the 33 lions we have rescued in South America to their new life in South Africa.
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...