Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Stop Circus Suffering

Posted: 25 August 2006. Updated: 31 May 2017


Stop Circus Suffering is a global campaign by Animal Defenders International to end the suffering of animals in circuses. The campaign is built on the hard-hitting evidence collected by ADI Field Officers working undercover in the circus industry. ADI runs awareness campaigns, lobbies governments, municipalities and international bodies, and works with partner campaign organisations in different countries to spread the word and end this terrible and unnecessary suffering.

Already the campaign has seen the closure of many circuses and performing animal centres, the rescue of animals, and local and national bans on the use of animals in circuses in many countries. But there is still much to do.

There is always something YOU can do to help the Stop Circus Suffering campaign.

Find out about the international Stop Circus Suffering campaigns and how you can help those campaigns right now click your country below


North America

Central America

South America




Worldwide circus bans currently in place (View on our Stop Circus Suffering site here)

Please send a donation to help us launch more Stop Circus Suffering campaigns.

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