Posted: 17 May 2014. Updated: 19 May 2014
Throughout the week of May 12, 2014, ADI has been in Uruguay discussing a proposed ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
ADI representatives and a team from The Wild Animal Sanctuary spent several days meeting with legislators, government officials, political candidates and the press to discuss the proposed ban. The bill has until March next year to be passed – if not voted on by then, it will fall.
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Earlier this week, Alexis Diaz (ADI Peru) and ADI President Jan Creamer in discussion with Deputy Fitzgerald Cantero who is behind proposals to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The bill has until March next year to be passed – if not voted on by then it will fall. ADI will be continuing to provide information and evidence for the campaign.
A team from ADI and Colorado’s The Wild Animal Sanctuary met up in Uruguay this week with Animales Sin Hogar to assess ways of securing and relocating suffering animals including this solitary lioness in a tiny pen.
ADI’s Alexis Diaz shows images to Ana Olivera, Intendenta de Montevideo. In the background are ADI President, and from TWAS Monica Craig and Chief Executive Pat Craig.
A press conference in Paysandú where the authorities announced they would like to hand over two lions for ADI to transport to TWAS.
ADI Vice President, Tim Phillips, address the Paysandú press conference.
Two very nervous and agitated lions called Sun and Moon at Paysandú Zoo which the authorities would like relocated.
Jan headed towards one of the Uruguayan Congress’s legislative buildings for a discussion about banning wild animals in circuses in Uruguay.
One of several solitary Hamadryas baboons and other primates that were seen in Uruguay and it is hoped can been helped. ADI has previously rescued two Hamadryas baboons from Bolivia and Cyprus respectively.
Jan speaking at a meeting flanked by ADI Vice President Tim Phillips and TWAS Chief Executive Pat Craig.
Juan Echavarria of Animales Sin Hogar and the ADI and TWAS teams in discussion with Presidential Candidate Pedro Bordaberry about the proposed Uruguayan ban on wild animals in circuses.
ADI South America General Manager Alexis Diaz in discussion with Presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou about banning wild animals in circuses.
ADI President Jan Creamer being filmed during the rescue mission.