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ADI and PETA criticise film for using abused circus elephant

14 March 2014

The Hundred-Year-Old Man is a movie directed by Felix Herngren which bills itself as a comedy, however there is absolutely nothing funny about the shocking abuse of poor Vana Mana, the elephant whose use...

ADI calls for boycott of Anchorman 2 featuring Seaworld dolphins

18 December 2013

ADI has condemned the use of Seaworld dolphins in Anchorman 2, which is released in the UK and US today. The Paramount Pictures film, directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate,...

Disney film ‘The Hundred Year Old Man’ condemned for use of abused circus elephant

11 December 2013

Upcoming movie ‘The Hundred Year Old Man’ is billed as a Christmas comedy, but there is nothing funny about the shocking abuse that the poor circus elephant who features in it has endured. The film, directed...

Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals American Humane Association fails to protect animals on-set

27 November 2013

An investigation conducted by The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered a number of instances where the American Humane Association (AHA) failed to protect animals on the set of well-known film and television...

Cheetah used in new movie The Counselor

15 November 2013

ADI is calling on movie director Ridley Scott and stars Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Michael Fassbender to pledge not to work with animal ‘actors’ after the organisation learned that a cheetah is to feature...

The Wolf of Wall Street movie criticised over chimp use

14 November 2013

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ has been criticised by ADI for featuring a chimpanzee ‘actor’ – who can be seen in the trailer wearing roller skates and clothes – ahead of its release in the US on December...

S4C uses elephants for Y Syrcas film

16 October 2013

When ADI heard that the Welsh TV channel S4C had used elephants in the making of the film “Y Syrcas”, we contacted them to express our dismay. The film, directed by Kevin Allen and starring Aneirin Hughes...

West Hollywood prohibits wild animal acts

17 September 2013

Victory! On September 16th, 2013, the City of West Hollywood unanimously voted to ban the commercial display and performance of wild and exotic animals. The initiative – which was led by councilmembers...

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