Animal Defenders International

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Animals in entertainment

Animal Defenders International’s undercover investigations go behind the scenes, exposing the abuses wherever animals are forced to perform, including movies, circuses, advertisements, special events and rides. In fact, many of the companies provide animals across this spectrum of entertainment. For example, in Perris, California, ADI captured on video the trainers and owners of Have Trunk Will Travel violently beating and electric shocking their elephants in training sessions and routine husbandry.

These elephants including Tai and Rosie, the famed movie stars of ‘Water for Elephants’ and ‘Zookeeper’, are also hired out for weddings, elephant rides at county fairs, TV ads, and even forced to travel cross-country to do ridiculous tricks in the circus. You can help ADI shine a spotlight on and end the abuse of animals in entertainment. ADI conducts letter writing and email campaigns to legislators, studios, advertising firms and local newspaper editors, and organizes outreach events when the circus comes to town. Find our current campaigns and how you can help detailed below. Together, we will make a difference!

Support for law to protect animals in Korea

Support for law to protect animals in KoreaBill to ban animal shows and set desperately-needed minimum standards for zoos in South Korea receives global support.
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Animals used in stage shows and live acts

Animals used in stage shows and live actsADI’s investigation shows the extreme confinement and environmental deprivation suffered by exotic cats used as props in Dirk Arthur’s “Wild Magic” show at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
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No Fun For Elephants

No Fun For ElephantsADI’s new DVD \"No Fun For Elephants,\" narrated by Bob Barker, part of our national initiative to end elephants rides & displays in the U.S.
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Anne the elephant

Anne the elephantRead more about our investigation of Anne the elephant, the trial of her previous owners Bobby and Moira Roberts, and ADI\'s UK circus campaign.
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Animals in Movies & Video

Animals in Movies & VideoOur campaign to end the abuse and deprivation of performing animals used in movies and video.

Animals in Advertising & TV

Animals in Advertising & TVHelp us highlight the suffering of performing animals used in advertising and TV.

Stop Circus Suffering

Stop Circus SufferingOur global campaign to end the suffering of animals in circuses. In the US, our campaign is called 'Break the Chain'.
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Animals used for events & rides

Animals used for events & ridesOur campaign to end elephant rides and the use of animals in theatre, art and outdoor performances.

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