Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Circus Protests in Chile


ADI is proud to be working with the growing animal rights movement in Chile. On Saturday September 13th, the Third March for Animal Liberation through the capital, Santiago, attracted over 600 protestors – the Chilean animal movement’s biggest demonstration to date. This successful event was organised by local groups: Acitud Animal; Resistencia Animal; 4A; Circos Sin Animales; Coordinadora por la Liberación Animal; xAcciónAnimalistax: and; with support from ADI Chile.

In Chile, September is traditionally an important month for circuses, with many appearing in Santiago. During this period the country also celebrates independence and these celebrations include Chilean rodeos. For these reasons the organisers made the focus a call for entertainment without suffering.

During the event, 3,500 ADI circus leaflets and 200 posters were distributed. ADI leaflets were also handed out in a parallel demo in Concepción, organised by Energía Animal and ATLHA, on the same day.

The events were featured on television and in national newspapers, including interviews with ADI Chile Regional Organiser César Sánchez.

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