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Animal Defenders International

ADI Goes Wild in Los Angeles!

Posted: 15 November 2012. Updated: 15 November 2012

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In the coming weeks, the Los Angeles City Council will be making a critical decision on an ordinance to protect circus animals.

A critical discussion on animal circuses of the City Councilís PAW Committee is planned for either Tuesday November 13, or Tuesday November 20 Ė we need you to be there and speak for the animals!

ADI has been staging some attention grabbing street theater outside City Hall to draw attention to animal suffering in traveling circuses. First, an upbeat menagerie of costumed animals delivered letters to Councilmembers, urging them to pass a ban on all wild animals in traveling circuses.

Then on another day, ADIís ring mistress whipped two costumed lions alongside undercover photographs of a white tiger circus training session infiltrated by ADI. The ringmistress and the animals then delivered letters to Councilmembers. During the ADI video footage the trainer repeatedly screams at the tigers, beats and whips them and even picks up circus props and hurls them at the frightened animals (see picture above).

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