After years of campaigning, Kansas City Renaissance Festival cancels elephant rides!
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has presented multi-talented comedian Ricky Gervais with the prestigious Lord Houghton Award for his high-profile advocacy on animal protection issues, creating awareness in a unique way to worldwide audiences.
Saved from circus suffering, YOU can help build fantastic habitats for our remaining rescued lions waiting to step into their forever homes.
Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) (pictured) and Raul Grijalva (DA-AZ) introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) to Congress, a bill backed by ADI that, if passed, would end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows in the US.
Stars 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 support a new federal bill to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses. Watch now »
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped our recent emergency relief efforts in Colombia and Peru. These would not have been possible without our small team working in Peru and Colombia.
Zumba was being kept chained in a tiny cage; ADI trailed the circus, before moving in with officials from ATFFS, SERFOR, and the police, to rescue Zumba.
Los Angeles City Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee (PAW) unanimously passed Councilmember David Ryu’s motion, bringing LA one step closer to a ban on wild animals used for entertainment.
Hawaii Governor David Ige has pledged to end wild animal act imports! Comments in support are needed to the Dept. of Agriculture before May 5.
The multi-award winning action-documentary, Lion Ark, is available worldwide!
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’. Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) & Raul Grijalva (DA-AZ) introduced H.R. 1759, 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 H.R. 1759. 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.
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.
Exposing what the animal abusers want to keep secret, ADI shines a light on Fur Farms... The Movie Industry... Laboratory monkey dealers... Britain’s last circus elephant... Elephant rides... Circuses in South America... USA... UK and more...