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Animal Defenders International

ADI mission to save circus animals in Guatemala

Posted: 16 May 2018. Updated: 22 May 2018

In April 2018, Guatemala’s ban on the use of animals in circuses came into force. The circuses were given 12 months to relocate their animals, but there are still around 40 animals with the circuses including tigers, lions, monkeys and pumas.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is working with the authorities to enforce the law and save the animals.

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Watch as the first animals are rescued!

Please help us get the animals, and look after them until they go to their forever homes. For the lions, this will be the new sanctuary ADI is building in South Africa, the natural homeland of many wild animals used in circuses. A number of US sanctuaries have offered permanent homes for the tigers.

It will take many months to remove the animals from the circuses and complete the paperwork needed to get them home. We need your help to fund construction of holding units for the animals and for their food, veterinary treatment and more.

Please help make history and empty Guatemala of its circus animals, ending the suffering forever!

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