Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Never go to circuses with animals

Posted: 28 July 2006


Basta de sofrimento nos circus em Portugal

Never go to circuses with animals: There are plenty of other forms of entertainment without animal suffering, including circuses with only human acts.

Por favor, passe este panfleto a um amigo e peça-lhe que não apoie divertimentos com base na violência contra animais.

Contact Animal Defenders International to join the campaign.

Contacte a Animal Defenders International para participar nesta campanha.


In October 2005 ADI launched a major Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Portugal based on undercover evidence collected by ADI Field Officers. Click for the full story.

Circuses in Portugal exposed
Read the ADI report into animal circuses in Portugal

Photo gallery – inside circuses in Portugal

The ADI campaign partner in Portugal is ANIMAL. Founded in 1994 in Porto but conducting much of its activity in Lisbon and throughout all the country, ANIMAL is one of the largest and most active animal rights organisations, campaigning not only against animal circuses, but also against bullfights, rodeos, dog and other animal fights, pigeon shooting, zoos, the fur industry, vivisection and the use and exploitation of animals for food. ANIMAL’s high profile campaigns, initiatives and court cases have, over the years, turned Portugal from a nation indifferent to the suffering of animals into a nation which is increasingly aware, concerned and active in defence of animals.

Portugal Success

Make the Algarve a region free of circus suffering

Celebrity Circus victory in Portugal

Everything you need to know about animals in circuses

Animal circuses: Evidence of suffering and abuse

Animal circuses: Video evidence of violence towards animals

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