Smith the lion, Kiara’s two cubs and Pepe the monkey were taken from Circo Monaco and are on their way to our Spirit of Freedom rescue centre. ADI is providing all funding, trucks, cages, crates, veterinary, food and care to rescue animals. We urgently need more funds.
In the past week an ADI team has assisted Peru’s authorities (SERFOR, ATFFS) in the removal of nine lions from three circuses. ADI is providing full logistical support for the Government enforcement operation. The lions are being cared for by ADI in the Spirit of Freedom rescue center.
Leading wildlife vet Simon Adams and UNEP conservation ambassador Stanley Johnson have spoken out against the “degrading and incredibly damaging” use of wild animals in British circuses, following the release of footage by ADI showing big cats at Peter Jolly’s Circus.
THANK YOU for making our Week of Action Against Circus Suffering a huge success! Thousands of emails and calls were made and to date six new co-sponsors have backed the Bill to ban wild animals in US circuses, with many more Congressmembers considering their support!
Please help ADI oppose the use of elephants for rides at the Indiana State Fair. Supplier Carson and Barnes Circus also supplied elephants to Jordan World Circus, where ADI recently exposed shocking scenes of circus workers frantically trying to control the animals as they run amok in Utah.
Hall’s Bears are performing under the name of ‘Bear Mountain’ at the Erie County Fair in Sandusky, Ohio. ADI has revealed how these poor bears spend 90% of their time confined in tiny, barren cages and are forced to dance, do handstands and ride bicycles.
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released film of elephants used for children’s rides fighting as workers try to control them with bullhooks, metal bars and stun guns.
The previously unreleased footage shows circus workers frantically trying to control the elephants as they run amok inside the UCCU Events Center at UVU Orem, Utah. Trainer Habib Omar and another elephant groom lash out at the elephants with bullhooks as they desperately try to contain them. Isa the elephant initially ignores the groom’s blows and charges into another elephant, believed to be called Bunny, easily driving the other elephant, weighing more than two tons, backwards.
This latest video adds to the growing body of evidence on the danger of these cruel and outdated shows, where large and potentially dangerous animals are kept in collapsible, mobile and temporary facilities, in close proximity to the public.
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 and the animals in our care
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...