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UK Government to ban wild animals in circuses at last!

1 May 2019

Long-awaited legislation to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England has today been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Animal Defenders International (ADI) relieved action...

Experts and celebrities unite in call for move away from animal research

24 April 2019

Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24, more than 60 academics, scientists, institutions, companies, organizations, and celebrities have signed up to a new Declaration for Advanced Science....

A million FEWER animal tests in Britain since World Day for Laboratory Animals launched in 1979

23 April 2019

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is highlighting that one million fewer animal tests are conducted in British...

Speak up for animals in the future of Europe

12 April 2019

Update: EU leaders received a clear message that animals matter to EU citizens, with animal welfare rated one of the top three issues in Belgium and France when asked what would make them prouder to be...

Animal groups unite to urge EU to protect giraffes from wildlife trade

6 April 2019

International animal conservation and protection organisations -- Animal Defenders International, Born Free Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, International Fund...

ADI statement on circus lion attack in Ukraine

6 April 2019

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged Ukraine and other countries, without bans in place, to stop circus suffering after a lion attacked a trainer during a circus performance in the city of Lugansk. ADI...

Bill to ban cosmetics testing on animals in Colombia heads to Senate after unanimous Plenary vote

6 April 2019

The Plenary of the House of Representatives in Colombia has UNANIMOUSLY approved the bill of Law 120/2018 to ban the use of animals in cosmetics testing. Championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI),...

Why we must move away from using animals in research

13 March 2019

With increasing evidence that the findings of animal research are misleading, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on industry, scientists, institutions, and other stakeholders to support advanced...

Support science without suffering and 40th anniversary of World Day for Lab Animals

11 March 2019

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of World Day for Laboratory Animals. Founded by the National Anti-Vivisection Society in 1979, and held on 24th April, this important day commemorates the suffering of animals...

This Valentine’s Day, rescued lions Tarzan and Tanya only have eyes for each other

14 February 2019

As the sun sets in Guatemala, lions Tarzan and Tanya cozy up at the Animal Defenders International (ADI) Temporary Rescue Center. This devoted duo has a love that has carried them through the hardest times,...

Ask your MP to support a #BetterDealforAnimals

14 February 2019

Will you help ensure animals get the protection they deserve and need when the UK leaves the European Union? Under an EU Treaty, animals are recognised as sentient beings, whose welfare must be protected,...

Is that fur real? Concerned public invited to check their faux fur items

7 February 2019

With a growing number of faux fur items found to be real fur, compassionate shoppers are being urged by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to share photos and video of items they are concerned may not...

Join ADI at the Animal Film Festival in Northern California!

4 February 2019

On Saturday February 9th, ADI founders, Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips will be special guests...

Tiger Touchdown: Rescued big cats enjoy their own Su-purr Bowl!

1 February 2019

Tigers saved from circuses in Guatemala by Animal Defenders International (ADI) are having a ball in the buildup to Super Bowl LIII this Sunday. Last year these playful tigers were confined to tiny circus...

Vacancy: Communications Associate, ADI US headquarters, Los Angeles

1 February 2019

This is a new role at Animal Defenders International (ADI), providing support to the Communications Director. Responsible for social media content and development of ADI’s reach to new platforms and audiences;...

Welsh ban on “ethically unacceptable” circus acts has overwhelming support

31 January 2019

A ban on wild animal circuses in Wales has received overwhelming support from respondents to a Welsh Government consultation on the proposed legislation. The Government announced in July 2018 its intention...

Timely review of “misleading” animal research to launch with London conference

29 January 2019

A timely resource which critically evaluates the use of animals in science and explores innovative non-animal approaches to replace their use is to launch with a special one-day conference in London on...

Groundbreaking film on religious attitudes toward animals part of official selection at Animal Film

26 January 2019

ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion. — a short documentary featuring leaders from 12 diverse faiths speaking out to end cruelty to animals — will screen on opening night of the 6th Animal Film Festival,...

Hawaii becomes second US state to ban wild animal circus acts!

28 December 2018

On Friday, December 21, Hawaii became the second US state to ban wild animal circus acts when Governor David Ige signed into law rule amendments to ban the import of elephants, tigers, bears, and other...

New Texas setup for California company caught abusing its elephants

18 December 2018

Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), whose elephant abuse was exposed by Animal Defenders International (ADI), has left California to set up ‘The Preserve’ in Texas. Despite the change in name and location,...

New Jersey Governor signs first statewide ban on wild animal cricus acts into law

17 December 2018

New Jersey just made history by becoming the first US state to pass legislation banning the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. Championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI), Nosey’s Law was...

Animals dying in British labs through errors in basic care.

5 December 2018

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling on the Home Office to urgently tackle the growing number of incidents involving researchers and their staff in British laboratories who fail...

New book explores animals in science and shift towards ending their use

28 November 2018

Described as a “timely resource,” a new book coedited by Animal Defenders International’s Senior Science Researcher Dr Kimberley Jayne and Dr Kathrin Herrmann, critically evaluates the current use of animals...

Fur Free Friday: Celebrities back call to end “horrific” fur suffering

20 November 2018

Ahead of Fur Free Friday, an international day of action on November 23, celebrities are speaking out against the “horrific suffering” of animals killed for the fur trade and backing calls by Animal Defenders...

Animals used in UK labs 50 PER CENT HIGHER than first reported.

15 November 2018

New government figures, released due to the requirements of the EU Directive on animal experiments, have revealed that the number of animals used for research in UK laboratories is nearly 50% higher (1.8...

Six more tigers SAVED from circus suffering in Guatemala

13 November 2018

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has rescued six more tigers from circus suffering in Guatemala, as the organisation continues to help enforce the country’s ban on animal circus acts. ADI has...

Bridgeport, Connecticut, passes wild animal circus ban

6 November 2018

Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose City Council last night unanimously voted to ban wild and exotic animal circus acts. The second city in the...

New Jersey becomes first US state to pass ban on wild animal circus acts!

29 October 2018

New Jersey just made history by becoming the first US state to pass legislation banning the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. Championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI), Nosey’s Law passed...

Cruelty-free cosmetics legislation in North America - California takes a huge leap!

26 October 2018

ADI supports pending legislation in the US and Canada to end animal testing for cosmetics and the sale of animal-tested products. California, the first US state to ban the use of animals in cosmetics...

US lab animal suffering ‘tip of the iceberg,’ warns ADI

18 October 2018

ADI has warned that the latest government figures on the number of animals used in experiments are just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ 792,168 animals were subjected to procedures in the US in 2017, a decrease...

California makes history, outlawing the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics

4 October 2018

The first US state to ban the use of animals in cosmetics testing, California has made US history once again by outlawing the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics products statewide. Celebrated by...

Support for wild animal circus ban as strong as ever, new poll reveals

4 October 2018

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged the UK, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to step up and stop circus suffering without further delay, following publication of a new poll showing...

Hawaii takes huge step toward banning wild animal circus acts

27 September 2018

Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds yesterday’s vote by the Hawaii Board of Agriculture to adopt rule amendments to ban the import of certain “dangerous” wild animals, including elephants, tigers,...

Los Angeles moves closer to a ban on fur

20 September 2018

ADI thanks the Los Angeles City Council for unanimously voting in favor of plans to ban the manufacture and sale of fur products in the city of Los Angeles. The successful motion from Councilmembers Bob...

Research that holds the key to understanding Alzheimer’s

20 September 2018

Ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day tomorrow, 21 September, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is highlighting the advanced human-based techniques that hold the key to understanding Alzheimer’s, rather...

Jane Goodall speaks out against ‘shocking and inhumane’ treatment of primates

17 September 2018

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, has described the treatment of monkeys used in research as “shocking and inhumane”, calling for a phase out of their use at the earliest opportunity. Witnessing...

Ricky Gervais’ anger at monkeys “born to suffer"

10 September 2018

Comedian Ricky Gervais has spoken out against the routine suffering of primates in research, before experiments on them even begin. Reacting to a new video from Animal Defenders International...

Health checks for ex-circus big cats

4 September 2018

Fourteen ex-circus big cats have undergone a raft of health checks to enable their rescuers Animal Defenders International (ADI) to get the travel permits needed to take them home. Four of the big cats...

International Primate Day 2018 – Letter to Representatives

30 August 2018

Ahead of International Primate Day on September 1, Animal Defenders International (ADI) released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)...

Monkeys born to suffer at major research facility

30 August 2018

Ahead of International Primate Day on 1 September, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)...

International Primate Day 2018 – Letter to MPs

29 August 2018

Ahead of International Primate Day on 1 September, Animal Defenders International (ADI) released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)...

Monkeys BORN TO SUFFER at major research facility.

29 August 2018

Ahead of International Primate Day on September 1, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)...

New bill seeks to end cosmetics testing on animals in Colombia

28 August 2018

A new bill to end the use of animals in cosmetics tests is to be introduced in the Colombian Congress on Wednesday 29 August. Championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI), if passed, it would...

Humane Education program

17 August 2018

Thank you for visiting our Humane Education page. Animal Defenders International (ADI) is dedicated to ongoing work to cultivate compassion for animals in the next generation! ADI’s classroom programs...

Lions rescued from bare circus cages take their first steps on grass

13 August 2018

For the whole of their circus lives, lions Sasha, Kimba, Nena, Tarzan, and Tanya, had only ventured out of their bare board cages to perform tricks under the big top. That was to change forever when Guatemala’s...

Annual Review 2017

8 August 2018

A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2017. Download Annual Review 2017 »

  • President’s Appeal
  • President’s Overview
  • Who We Are
  • Campaigns:...

    Annual Review 2017 President’s Appeal

    8 August 2018

    SPECIAL APPEAL: Huge circus rescue and new ADI Wildlife Sanctuary I am writing this special appeal from Guatemala, where we have rescued 14 lions and tigers from circuses following the...

    Annual Review 2017 President’s Overview

    8 August 2018

    Sometimes out of tragedy comes hope, and that’s how we see 2017 for ADI. It was a busy year for our campaigns and rescues; we continued to enforce the animal circus ban in Peru, rescuing Zumba within 24...

    Annual Review 2017 Who We Are

    8 August 2018

    ADI educates and creates awareness to seek protection for animals. Through scientific and economic research, field work and investigations we press for legal protection. When new laws are passed,...

    Annual Review 2017 Campaigns: Animal Experiments

    8 August 2018

    World Day for Laboratory Animals 2017: We exposed the suffering of monkeys who had devices surgically implanted into their hands, brains and spines. Their hands were paralysed for hours by a chemical...

    Annual Review 2017 Campaigns: Stop Circus Suffering

    8 August 2018

    Our years of work undertaking investigations, campaigning, drafting laws, and enforcing bans are paying off as the global Stop Circus Suffering campaign roared in 2017 – an incredible 45 countries have...

    Annual Review 2017 Campaigns: Fur, Conservation, And More

    8 August 2018

    Fur Stop

    We released two short films from our undercover investigation of a Polish fox fur farm: “A Lifetime” follows the brutal, short lives of brothers Borys and Eryk, while “Never Humane”...

    Annual Review 2017 Rescues

    8 August 2018

    Spectacled bear Dominga saved Andean bear Dominga had been alone in a remote zoo since her sister passed away. Like Cholita, the stress caused her to lose almost all of her fur. ADI removed her...

    Annual Review 2017 Investigations

    8 August 2018

    Our evidence is used worldwide to educate the public, media, regulators, legislators, and is often the catalyst to legislation. The importance of this long-term work cannot be underestimated and often...

    Annual Review 2017 Lion Ark & ADI Films

    8 August 2018

    Our award-winning film Lion Ark, charting the ADI mission to enforce Bolivia’s animal circus ban, continues to create awareness and inspire. It continues to be broadcast in over 40 countries, including...

    Annual Review 2017 Supporters & Finances

    8 August 2018

    All of the work outlined in this report is only possible thanks to the wonderful support we receive from our donors and volunteers. Our ADI Rescuers are vital to the ongoing care of our rescued animals...

    World Lion Day: Joanna Lumley backs new sanctuary in Africa to help big cats in need.

    8 August 2018

    A celebrity-backed appeal has been launched for World Lion Day (10 August) to help Animal Defenders International (ADI) build a new wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. Providing a much-needed...

    ADI's Garden Party in Los Angeles a huge success; raises thousands of dollars for animals!

    24 July 2018

    Animal Defenders International celebrated its biggest fundraiser of the year so far yesterday, raising much-needed funds for its current animal rescue mission in Guatemala, where it has already saved 5...

    Watering can that was chewed by a lion goes up for auction!

    20 July 2018

    The first ever ‘toy’ enjoyed by Kimba, a lion recently rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) in Guatemala, will go to the highest bidder this Sunday, July 22. The aim: To raise funds...

    Time to end lab animal secrecy and the hidden suffering of millions.

    19 July 2018

    Campaigners call for greater transparency to facilitate adoption of advanced non-animal methods. Home Office figures released today reveal that 3,721,744 mice, fish, rabbits, dogs, rats,...

    Wales to ban wild animals in circuses.

    17 July 2018

    UK wide legislation to stop circus suffering now one step closer.

    The Welsh Government will ban the use of wild animals in circuses, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce...

    Life sciences strategy criticised for failure to recognise importance of non-animal technologies.

    9 July 2018

    Chair of House of Lords Committee patron of pro-animal research charity.

    The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has been criticised by the National Anti-Vivisection Society...

    Circus elephants go out of control, miraculously no one seriously hurt.

    6 July 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on governments around the world to take action to address the inherent public safety and animal welfare issues associated with the use of wild animals...

    Attenborough-backed ‘The Lion’s Share’ initiative criticised by animal campaigners.

    4 July 2018

    United Nations conservation fund supports use of wild animals in advertising. Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), FINCH...

    Circus bear attack in Volgograd, Russia.

    18 June 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged Russia to stop circus suffering and protect public safety after a bear was beaten with sticks after attacking a presenter during a circus performance...

    Statement in response to video of circus bear blowing vuvuzela after Russia World Cup victory.

    15 June 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has expressed its disgust and disbelief at video footage that shows a circus bear in Russia being used in a promotional stunt following the World Cup host nation’s...

    First big cats SAVED following Guatemala circus ban.

    11 June 2018

    A mission to enforce a new law banning the use of animals in circuses in Guatemala is now underway, with Animal Defenders International (ADI) removing the first animals–lions Sasha, Nena, and Kimba. ADI...

    New film could revolutionize the way millions of people see animals

    9 June 2018

    ANIMA is a short, groundbreaking documentary produced by The Guibord Center for Animal Defenders International (ADI) in which leaders from 12 diverse faith traditions are interviewed and call for greater...

    New Jersey edges closer to banning wild animal circus acts

    4 June 2018

    A bill seeking to ban wild animal circus acts across the state was unanimously passed out of committee on May 31, in a move that would see New Jersey become the first state in the US to introduce such...

    New Animal Planet series to feature epic ADI rescue in Peru.

    31 May 2018

    Animal Planet’s new ‘Dodo Heroes’ series, premiering on 9th June, will include an episode devoted to an epic rescue undertaken by Animal Defenders International (ADI) in South America – screening...

    Celebration as wild animal circus ban in Scotland comes into force

    25 May 2018

    On Monday, Scotland will become the first UK nation to enact legislation banning the use of wild animals in circuses. Celebrating the popular measure, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed...

    Letter to Member of Canada’s Parliament – Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act S-214

    23 May 2018

    Please feel free to use the following letter to send to your Member of Parliament. Dear [Member of Parliament], I urge you to support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act(S-214), introduced by Senator...

    Rescue mission launched to save circus animals!

    11 May 2018

    GreaterGood.org unites with Animal Defenders International to launch mission to rescue caged lions in Guatemala. GreaterGood.org, a non-profit leader promoting the health and well-being of people,...

    The brutal treatment of elephants used in HBO’s Westworld.

    9 May 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the makers of Sky Atlantic’s Westworld, HBO, to stop using wild animals after two live elephants featured in the latest episode of ‘Westworld.’ An ADI...

    Actions not words needed from Government to help circus animals.

    30 April 2018

    The public want, and the animals need, action from the UK Government to stop circus suffering, states Animal Defenders International (ADI) after a backbench bill to progress a ban on wild animal...

    The Guibord Center Annual Dinner to Feature Premiere of 
Animals, Faith and Compassion Film.

    24 April 2018

    Documentary Produced for Animal Defenders International Features Two Dozen L.A. Faith Leaders Speaking on Behalf of Animals and Music by Moby

    On Thursday, April 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm,...

    World Circus Day: Celebrities support US bill to ban wild animal circus acts.

    23 April 2018

    Ricky Gervais, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Shelley Morrison, and Marilu Henner are among a host of international stars supporting a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to end the...

    Letter to the Editor: World Day for Laboratory Animals 2018

    20 April 2018

    April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals, founded by the National Anti-Vivisection Society in 1979 to commemorate the suffering of animals in laboratories.

    Thousands of animals suffer each...

    Citizens urged to help stop use of animals in chemical safety tests.

    19 April 2018

    Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging citizens to support modern research methods that could stop the use of thousands of animals...

    Help save animals from US chemical safety tests.

    18 April 2018

    An amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has the potential to save thousands of animals from unnecessary suffering. Passed in the US Congress in June 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical...

    Statement in response to circus bear forced to perform at Russian football match.

    17 April 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned the appearance of a circus bear at a football match in Russia, the host nation of the World Cup in June. A video shows the bear, known as Tim,...

    Government urged not to use animals in chemical weapons tests.

    12 April 2018

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is urging the UK Government not to subject animals to painful inhalation tests at its new Chemical Weapons Defence Centreat Porton Down. Thousands of...

    Britain’s ‘last lion tamer’ refused licence to perform

    12 April 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the decision by DEFRA to refuse big cat circus trainer Thomas Chipperfield a licence to perform in England. The decision was upheld by North Staffordshire...

    Cruel festival exposed in Andes mountain town of Ayacucho, Peru.

    5 April 2018

    Over the Easter holiday weekend, there was no peace for terrified young bulls and cows as they were dragged from a truck and tormented by a screaming, shouting drunken mob in the streets of Ayacucho, Peru....

    Statement by Animal Defenders International in response to circus elephant killed in Spain.

    3 April 2018

    Tragedy has struck after a truck transporting five circus elephants from Circo Gottani crashed on the A-30 today near Albacete, Spain; reportedly two elephants have been injured and one animal tragically...

    Ricky Gervais: ban on wild animal circus acts needs to happen without delay.

    19 March 2018

    Comedian Ricky Gervais has urged an end to the “madness”, supporting Animal Defenders International (ADI) in its call for a UK-wide ban on wild animal circus acts without delay. The plea...

    Trafficked turtles and tortoises returned to the wild.

    15 March 2018

    A new initiative to return trafficked reptiles to the wild has been launched with the successful release of 79 turtles and 10 tortoises in the Peruvian Amazon. A collaboration between Animal Defenders...

    Animal researchers failing to provide basic care, government report reveals.

    13 March 2018

    A new Home Office report has revealed the suffering of animals in research, not from their use in experiments but a shocking lack of basic care. Condemned by the National Anti-Vivisection Society,...

    Welsh Assembly calls for urgent action on wild animal circus ban.

    8 March 2018

    The Welsh Government is under increasing pressure to ban wild animal circus acts in Wales. The popular measure was overwhelmingly backed during a debate in the Senedd yesterday afternoon, Assembly Members...

    Government support for backbench bill to ban wild animal circuses

    5 March 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on MPs to support a government backed bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The Ten Minute Rule Motion by Conservative MP Trudy Harrison...

    National treasures “delighted” UK circus ban in sight.

    2 March 2018

    News that wild animal circuses are to be banned in England within two years has been welcomed by legendary English actors Brian Blessed and Joanna Lumley, long-standing supporters of Animal...

    UK Government to ban wild animal circuses by 2020.

    27 February 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) congratulates the UK Government on committing to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England by January 2020. With similar bans recently passed...

    TEAPSPA week of action, March 5-9th

    22 February 2018

    Our TEAPSPA Week of Action is here! Below you will find actions to take over the next five days to support TEAPSPA (the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act, H.R.1759), a...

    Host a bake sale and help save animals!

    22 February 2018

    Would you like to help transform the lives of animals by hosting a bake sale in your community? The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, taking place April 15-30th, is a fun way to fundraise and help good causes...

    Welsh Government set to ban wild animal circuses.

    15 February 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the statement from Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs which gives the strongest indication yet that the Welsh...

    Thousands back petition calling for Welsh animal circus ban!

    24 January 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging Assembly Members to support a ban on wild animals in circuses when it comes up for debate in the Senedd, as proposed by the Petitions Committee following...

    TEAPSPA week of action, January 22-26

    17 January 2018

    Our TEAPSPA Week of Action is here! Below you will find actions to take over the next five days to support TEAPSPA (the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act, H.R.1759), a federal bill...

    Trailblazing New Jersey bill to ban exotic animal circus acts falls at final hurdle.

    16 January 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is dismayed that the popular New Jersey bill to end the suffering of exotic animals in circuses fell at the last hurdle when Governor Christie effectively pocket-vetoed...

    Massachusetts Week of Action-January 15-19th

    10 January 2018

    If you live in Massachusetts, below you will find actions for you to take during our week of action, January 15-19th,  to support Massachusetts bill S.490,...

    Will UK Government finally ban wild animal circuses?

    8 January 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed reports today that a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in England is finally to be progressed by the UK Government. If true, it signifies...

    Is New Jersey on the brink of becoming first state in US to ban wild animals in circuses?

    8 January 2018

    TODAY, the NJ state Assembly votes on Nosey’s Law (A4386/S2508) – a bill to ban exotic animal circus acts statewide. Nosey’s Law passed the NJ Senate last year as S2508 (sponsored by Senator Lesniak),...

    VICTORY!! New Jersey becomes first US state to pass a ban on wild animal circus acts!

    8 January 2018

    LATEST UPDATE, December 14: New Jersey just made history today, December 14, 2018, by becoming the first US state to pass legislation banning the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses....

    New Jersey leads as the first US state to ban exotic animal circus acts!

    8 January 2018

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds New Jersey, as it takes the lead to become the first US state to ban the use of exotic animals in circuses, thanks to bill sponsors NJ Senator Ray Lesniak...

    Vital vote to ban exotic animal acts in NJ coming Monday January 8th!

    4 January 2018

    This Monday, January 8th, New Jersey will vote on Nosey’s Law (A4386/S2508), a state bill to prohibit traveling exotic animal acts. The bill was named after a long-suffering circus elephant named Nosey,...

    New Jersey week of action

    22 December 2017

    Jan. 8, 2018 UPDATE ADI applauds New Jersey, as it takes the lead to become the first US state to ban the use of exotic animals in circuses, thanks to bill sponsors NJ Senator Ray Lesniak and NJ...

    Scottish Parliament passes wild animal circus ban!

    20 December 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) congratulates the Scottish Parliament for being the first nation in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. MSPs today unanimously voted...

    Contact the NJ Appropriations Committee members

    15 December 2017

    Members of Appropriations: Burzichelli, John J. – Chairman, 856-251-9801; email (district 3-Camden/Salem/Gloucester counties) Lagana, Joseph A. -...

    Wales must ban wild animal acts to stop circus suffering.

    14 December 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed its call for the Welsh Government to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses following today’s statement from Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary...

    Leading animal campaigner awarded for advocacy work.

    6 December 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) President Jan Creamer is to be honored at TheWIFTS International Visionary Awards 2017 in recognition of ADI’s life-saving work for animals under her leadership....

    Leading animal campaigner awarded for advocacy work.

    6 December 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) President Jan Creamer is to be honored at TheWIFTS International Visionary Awards 2017 in recognition of ADI’s life-saving work for animals under her leadership....

    Celebrities rally against the cruel fur trade

    22 November 2017

    Ahead of the international day of action ‘Fur Free Friday’ on 24 November (Black Friday), comedian Sara Pascoe and actor Peter Egan have joined ranks with a growing number of celebrities backing a campaign...

    Ireland bans wild animals in circuses

    10 November 2017

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD has signed regulations banning the use of wild animals in circuses in Ireland. Hot on the heels of Italy banning all animal circus acts...

    Italy bans all animal circus acts

    9 November 2017

    Italy, with one of the biggest circus industries in the world, today voted to phase out ALL animals in circuses and travelling shows following a vote in the Assembly of the Parliament. Rules for implementation...

    Victory! Exotic cats dropped from Dirk Arthur show in Las Vegas.

    3 November 2017

    Following a 3-week campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Cinema has announced Dirk Arthur’s “Wild Magic” show will return minus its signature exotic...

    US House unanimously rejects cruel VA dog tests.

    30 October 2017

    In July 2017, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a spending bill amendment to defund Veterans Affairs (VA) medical experiments on dogs that “cause significant pain or harm,” meaning research...

    TEAPSPA week of action

    30 October 2017

    Update On behalf of the animals, a big THANK YOU for taking action against circus suffering during our recent week of action, helping to raise support and awareness on the US federal bill, the...

    FACT Act to shine light on animal testing.

    30 October 2017

    ADI supports the Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act (HR816), introduced by US Representative Ken Calvert, with bipartisan support. According to Rep. Calvert, the FACT Act seeks to enable...

    Help animals in need when you shop online for Christmas.

    26 October 2017

    Christmas shoppers can support the life-saving work of Animal Defenders International (ADI) through its online store, offering a great selection of cards and gifts for the festive season. All proceeds...

    Controversial exotic animal act set to return to Las Vegas.

    16 October 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) condemns the imminent return of Dirk Arthur’s controversial exotic cat show – featuring a snow leopard and a bobcat – to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino...

    The show sadly goes on for ex-Ringling big cats in Europe.

    16 October 2017

    Former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back perfoming in Europe following his controversial departure from the US last month. Footage released today by Animal...

    Pennsylvania week of action

    16 October 2017

    Update On behalf of the animals, a big THANK YOU for taking action against circus suffering during our recent week of action, helping to raise support and awareness on the Pennsylvania state bill...

    VIDEO: Tragedy of the fox that almost got away.

    4 October 2017

    Comedian Ricky Gervais backs anti-fur campaign as Animal Defenders International (ADI) release undercover footage of fox on fur farm recovering after electrocution and trying to escape.

    A...

    MSPs urged to rally behind circus ban bill ahead of debate

    3 October 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to reflect the will of the public and rally behind the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill...

    VIDEO: Hidden cameras follow tragic short lives of foxes Borys and Eryk on a fur farm

    26 September 2017

    New campaign by Animal Defenders International to end the fur trade backed by Joanna Lumley and Brian Blessed. “A LIFETIME” is a new film launched today by Animal Defenders International...

    Abused elephant used again in new film shows industry indifference to suffering of animal actors

    20 September 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) video caught the owners and trainers of Have Trunk Will Travel, the company providing the elephant for the movie, Saving Flora, violently hitting and...

    Annual Review 2016 President's Appeal

    15 September 2017

    I have campaigned for animals for 40 years, going inside laboratories, slaughterhouses, fur farms, circus training centres and others, collecting evidence of suffering and abuse. I have known heartache...

    Annual Review 2016 President's Overview

    15 September 2017

    2016 was one of our most challenging years; campaigns running across Europe, the UK, US and Latin America conclusion of a massive rescue mission in Latin America – we were certainly stretched! Our small...

    Annual Review 2016 Who We Are

    15 September 2017

    ADI educates and creates awareness to seek protection for animals. Through scientific and economic research, field work and investigations we press for legal protection. When new laws are passed,...

    Annual Review 2016 Animal Experiments

    15 September 2017

    World Day for Laboratory Animals 2016 We exposed cruel monkey tests including a vaginal gel tested on female monkeys; monkeys being electrically masturbated during tests of a cancer drug; bolts...

    Annual Review 2016 Kick Animal Testing Out of the House

    15 September 2017

    Three companies attempted to bring cosmetics products containing ingredients tested on animals into the European market, but were stopped in their tracks by the EU Court of Justice. This was an important...

    Annual Review 2016 Stop Circus Suffering

    15 September 2017

    The campaign continues to sweep the world raising awareness and securing laws. National restrictions on performing animals in circuses have been enacted in 37 countries. The scientific consensus was strengthened...

    Annual Review 2016 Fur Stop

    15 September 2017

    We continue to expose the suffering on fur factory farms and to alert the public and the fashion industry with our videos, leaflets and our special cards to hand to fur wearers. Figures from Kopenhagen...

    Annual Review 2016 Animals in Entertainment

    15 September 2017

    Dirk Arthur’s Wild Magic show, the last Las Vegas act featuring wild animals, “abruptly closed” just a few months after ADI exposed how the exotic cats are kept – confined for six hours a day in tiny travel...

    Annual Review 2016 Rescues

    15 September 2017

    Rescue work in 2016 continued to be dominated by Operation Spirit of Freedom, the ADI mission to enforce legislation in Peru and Colombia banning wild animal circus acts and provide assistance with wildlife...

    Annual Review 2016 Investigations

    15 September 2017

    Our evidence is used worldwide to educate the public, media, regulators, legislators, and is often the catalyst to legislation. The importance of this long-term work cannot be underestimated and often...

    Annual Review 2016 Supporters and Finances

    15 September 2017

    All of the work outlined in this report is only possible thanks to the wonderful, loyal support we receive from each and every one of our donors and volunteers. Thank you so much. A third of our support...

    Annual Review 2016

    15 September 2017

    A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2016 for Animal Defenders International, National Anti-Vivisection Society and Lord Dowding Fund. Download...

    Ex-Ringling big cats holed up in Arkansas pre-flight

    12 September 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) who opposed the export and campaigns against circus suffering around the world has called for the US to join nearly 40 countries who have acted to end such acts. Arkansas...

    Join Team ADI and be an Animal Defender!

    8 September 2017

    ADI is forming a fundraising fitness team to participate in charity athletic events and raise money for ADI’s important work. Will you run, walk, (or even sit on your couch!) to help animals with us?

    The...

    Escaped tiger shooting: why Britain must act to stop circus suffering

    7 September 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed its call for the UK government to bring in its long-promised ban on wild animals in circuses without delay after a tiger owned by British big cat...

    Visionary work of animal rights group acknowledged at Einstein centenary celebration.

    5 September 2017

    Co-founder and President of international animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) Jan Creamer is one of 100 visionaries nominated by the Albert Einstein Foundation to mark 100...

    Visionary work of animal rights group acknowledged at Einstein centenary celebration

    4 September 2017

    Co-founder and President of international animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) Jan Creamer is one of 100 visionaries nominated by the Albert Einstein Foundation to mark 100...

    International Primate Day 1st September: Harmful tests on our closest relatives must end

    31 August 2017

    For International Primate Day on September 1st 2017, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling for action to end the use of primates in research. Worldwide an estimated 200,000 primates...

    Raise money for animals as you shop online!

    31 August 2017

    Did you know that your online purchases can be turned into donations for ADI? Read on to find out more about how you can start raising much-needed funds for animals just by shopping online! The...

    Acclaimed rescue movie Lion Ark roars into Toronto for Canadian premiere

    30 August 2017

    The multi-award winning, rescue documentary Lion Ark will be screening at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto on Wednesday 13th September at 7:00pm. - the Canadian premiere of the film. ...

    Acclaimed rescue movie ‘Lion Ark’ roars into London for free screening at the RHS

    15 August 2017

    The award winning rescue documentary Lion Ark - the story of the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia – returns to London for a free screening at the Royal Horticultural Halls...

    Online Volunteering

    15 August 2017

    Online volunteering is a great way for people to make an impact on animal welfare and legislation online. This rapidly growing form of volunteering allows people to help the animals at a time and place...

    Events

    24 July 2017

    Upcoming Events Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, taking place April 15-30th, is a fun way to fundraise and help good causes across the globe, and we need YOU to get involved!...

    An Evening Honoring Animals

    24 July 2017

    A big thank you to all who came out on July 23 for An Evening Honoring Animals. In particular, ADI thanks Dr. Lo Sprague & Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord for not only hosting our event in their beautiful home,...

    An Evening Honoring Animals Benefiting ADI.

    23 July 2017

    ‘An Evening Honoring Animals’, a special ADI fundraiser held on Sunday, July 23 2017 was hosted by ADI champions Dr. Lo Sprague & Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord in their beautiful Los Angeles home. During...

    Brexit concerns for lab animals

    12 July 2017

    Concerns that hard fought for regulations on animal experiments could be lost after Brexit have been raised by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), following the release of Home Office figures...

    Landmark animal protection victory: New York City Council prohibits use of wild animals in circuses.

    21 June 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is celebrating today as New York City Council voted (43 to 6) in favor of Councilmember Rosie Mendez’s ordinance prohibiting the use of wild and exotic animals...

    Keep up the momentum with New York state bills, following landmark wild animal act ban!

    21 June 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) celebrated this week with NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio, the passage of a landmark ordinance to ban wild animal circus acts in this world-renown city. The ban is now...

    The Guibord Center & ADI video collaboration!

    13 May 2017

    ADI President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips addressed the 2017 Guibord Center Celebration Dinner in Los Angeles, on May 11th, which included an announcement of an initiative to produce a...

    Campaigners welcome Scottish Bill to ban wild animal circuses.

    11 May 2017

    Animal protection organisations with a long history of campaigning against animal circuses have welcomed publication of the Scottish Government Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses...

    Adopt your favourite animal!

    27 April 2017

    Rescued from abuse and suffering – now you can help give these animals the wonderful lives they deserve! From just $96 / £36 per year ($8/£3 per month), you can help care for one of our rescued...

    Los Angeles progresses wild animal entertainment ban.

    25 April 2017

    Los Angeles Council unanimously directs city to draft ordinance to prohibit wild or exotic animal exhibitions for entertainment. Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the Los Angeles...

    Kansas City Renaissance Festival ends elephant rides from abusive company citing patrons’ concerns

    24 April 2017

    The Kansas City Renaissance Festival has cancelled their elephant rides, citing the concerns of their valued patrons’ “countless letters, phone calls and Facebook messages asking to end this outdated ride.”...

    World Day for Lab Animals: NAVS brands misleading animal tests unsafe

    21 April 2017

    Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on Monday April 24th, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling for the use of animals in research to be replaced with modern alternatives, as animal...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals 2018

    13 April 2017

    April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals, and throughout Lab Animal Week (21st -28th April), people around the globe will commemorate the suffering of animals in laboratories. Founded...

    Ricky Gervais awarded for animal protection advocacy

    11 April 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has presented multi-talented comedian Ricky Gervais with the prestigious Lord Houghton Award for his high-profile advocacy on animal protection issues,...

    Ricky Gervais awarded for animal protection advocacy

    11 April 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has presented multi-talented comedian Ricky Gervais with the prestigious Lord Houghton Award for his high-profile advocacy on animal protection issues,...

    Ricky Gervais awarded for animal protection advocacy

    11 April 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has presented multi-talented comedian Ricky Gervais with the prestigious Lord Houghton Award for his high-profile advocacy on animal protection issues,...

    Where there’s a WILL, there’s a way to help suffering laboratory animals

    10 April 2017

    Millions of animals are burnt, blinded, scalded, crushed, frozen, irradiated, poisoned and genetically modified in British laboratories every year. All for experiments that can never be trusted. Animals...

    Other News

    10 April 2017

    Progress in China

    Data from a non-animal test method can now be used for testing ingredients for cosmetics. Once implemented in China, the test will stop animals being used when determining...

    Brexit and Animals

    10 April 2017

    In March, with a coalition of animal groups (ADI, APA, Cats Protection, CIWF, OneKind, The Donkey Sanctuary, RSPCA, USPCA, WAP, WHW) we presented a ten point plan at the House of Lords to ensure animal...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals

    10 April 2017

    Founded in 1979 by the NAVS, World Day for Laboratory Animals is registered with the United Nations and is commemorated on every continent. Please spread the word to friends, colleagues, local businesses...

    Action on Monkey Experiments

    10 April 2017

    Ten years after European Parliament Declaration calls for phase-out of primate experiments, the time is right to step up the pressure. Following a blistering campaign, we secured Written Declaration...

    Horror monkey experiments in UK & China

    10 April 2017

    At University of Newcastle, monkeys had electrodes inserted into their brains and spine. A chemical was injected into their brains to paralyse hand movements and the spine was electrically stimulated with...

    ADI urges Hawaiian import ban of wild animals for entertainment

    3 April 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Hawaii Governor Ige’s pledge to end wild animal act imports, and thanks the Hawaii Board of Agriculture for approving a proposed rule change to prohibit...

    Animal Defender Spring 2017

    1 April 2017

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Spring 2017. We have selected our key articles for you to read - just click on the links below! Alternatively, you can view...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals 2018

    31 March 2017

    April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals, and throughout Lab Animal Week (21st -28th April), people around the globe will commemorate the suffering of animals in laboratories. Founded...

    Federal Bill launched to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses

    28 March 2017

    Today, Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Raul Grijalva (DA-AZ) will introduce the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) to Congress, a bill backed by Animal...

    ADI unites with politicians and celebs to Stop Circus Suffering in the US!

    27 March 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has teamed up with politicians and celebrities to launch H.R. 1759, The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) , a bill that will...

    Stars say “Let us do the entertaining” as wild animal circus bill is introduced to Congress

    27 March 2017

    More than a dozen celebrities from the entertainment industry, Ed Asner; Danny Boyle; Brian Blessed; James Cromwell; Jorja Fox; Tonya Kay; Kim Matula; Moby; Eric Roberts; Mindy Sterling; Eric Szmanda;...

    Millions of animals unprotected by EU law.

    24 March 2017

    A new European Parliament report shows how lacking progress on EU animal welfare policies and legislation has major negative effects for animals leaving millions unprotected. Action must be taken, states...

    Acclaimed rescue movie roars into Italian Senate as animal circus phase-out planned

    13 March 2017

    The award-winning film Lion Ark, charting the Animal Defenders International (ADI) rescue operation to enforce legislation banning animal circuses in Bolivia, will have its Italian...

    Hollywood stars, Howard County business leaders and ADI join forces to save lions at special event!

    9 March 2017

    Hollywood stars Jorja Fox & Eric Szmanda from CSI, join Animal Defenders International (ADI), and Howard County business leaders Marc and Erin Tohir and Jeff and Holly Kaufman for a special event March...

    T-Mobile drops use of circus elephant after suffering brought to light.

    3 March 2017

    A commercial featuring a circus elephant was shelved by T-Mobile Austria after the inherent suffering of wild animals in entertainment was brought to light by Animal Defenders International (ADI)....

    SUNDAY: EPIC LION RESCUE FEATURES ON CBS 60 Minutes

    3 March 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) dramatic mission to save all of Peru’s wild animals from illegal circuses Sunday, March 5, 7:00pm ET/PT – CBS 60 Minutes will air ADI’s dramatic rescue of 33 circus...

    Reports

    1 March 2017

    Access Denied (1996)A report by the NAVS on animal experiments at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School and the Institute of Neurology. Intro Foreword Legal Critique Animal Housing Scientific...

    Help ADI turn up the pressure across the USA to ban ALL wild animals in circuses!

    27 February 2017

    All animals suffer in circuses; particularly wild animals. If only certain species are banned - which is being proposed in many states considering elephant-only bans - then the remaining animals (including...

    Prime Minister urged to break decade of broken promises on animal circus ban

    21 February 2017

    Animal campaigners are hoping a Private Members’ Bill to ban wild animals in circuses will help galvanise Prime Minister Theresa May into action. Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling...

    BBC docu-drama about drug trial disaster exposes misleading animal tests

    20 February 2017

    Over a decade ago, human clinical trials of test drug TGN1412 resulted in catastrophic injury to test volunteers. The story is the subject of a BBC drama documentary ‘The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital’...

    SAVED! Lonely zoo bear gets her storybook ending!

    18 February 2017

    Dominga, a spectacled bear like Michael Bond’s Paddington, got a real Valentine’s Day treat, after an Andes trek to a forest sanctuary in Peru.

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has rescued...

    Mountain mission to rescue lonely Paddington bear.

    10 February 2017

    Animal Defenders International mission to relocate bald spectacled bear, Dominga, to a forest sanctuary for Valentine’s Day.

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has launched an emergency...

    Annual Review 2016 - The Videos

    1 February 2017

    Click on the links below to watch all of the videos mentioned in this year’s review! Cholita celebrates her 1st year in the forest »

    RESCUE TEAM HEAD STRAIGHT FROM PERUVIAN MOUNTAINS TO DURHAM MOVIE SCREENING

    30 January 2017

    DURHAM, NC – The multi-award winning, rescue documentary Lion Ark will be screening at Full Frame Theater, Durham on Saturday February 18th - the North Carolina premiere of the film. More action adventure...

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE BILL REINTRODUCED TO PROHIBIT WILD ANIMAL ACTS

    25 January 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach on the reintroduction of his bill, to prohibit traveling wild & exotic animal acts. ADI has been honored to...

    Pennsylvania reintroduces bill to ban wild animal acts.

    25 January 2017

    Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach has reintroduced his bill to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts. ADI has been honored to work with Senator Leach and his staff on the bill, reflecting...

    MASSACHUSETTS STATE BILL INTRODUCED TO PROHIBIT WILD ANIMAL ACTS

    24 January 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Massachusetts State Senator Bruce Tarr’s introduction of SD.2002, to prohibit traveling wild & exotic animal acts. ADI was honored to work with Senator...

    Massachusetts state bill introduced to prohibit wild animal acts.

    24 January 2017

    Massachusetts State Senator Bruce Tarr has introduced SD.2002 - a bill to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts in the state. ADI was honored to work with Senator Tarr and local advocates on the...

    America’s largest animal circus closes after 146 years, ADI calls on all to end wild animal acts

    15 January 2017

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the announcement by Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to close its animal shows from May, citing declines in ticket sales after earlier announcing...

    Roar of approval as campaigners working to end circus suffering receive a “Barker”

    19 December 2016

    Animal Defenders International founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips for ‘Extraordinary Achievement for Animal Rights’.

    ‘The Drury University Forum on Animal Rights Bob Barker Award for Extraordinary...

    Welsh government fails animals in circuses.

    16 December 2016

    Hopes that the Welsh government would be the first country in the UK to break the deadlock and ban the use of wild animals in circuses have been dashed. Instead of decisive action, a weaker registration...

    LA Councilmember Ryu sponsors ordinance prohibiting wild/exotic animal exhibitions

    1 December 2016

    Animal Defenders International calls for support from animal-loving Angelenos.

    Dec 1, 2016, LOS ANGELES, CA—Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Los Angeles Councilmember...

    Award winning documentary 'Lion Ark' in Johannesburg for DVD release

    29 November 2016

    The award-winning film Lion Ark – the story of the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia – makes its triumphant return to Johannesburg on Saturday 3rd December at vegetarian...

    Giving Tuesday celebration great news for animals

    29 November 2016

    November 29, 2016, LOS ANGELES, CA - In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving back, Kind Traveler has launched “Double Your Impact” benefiting Animal Defenders International...

    Six Flags ends cruel elephant rides!

    17 November 2016

    Victory! Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA has ended their abusive elephant rides contracted with the notorious Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT)! For years ADI shared our shocking undercover evidence...

    Exposed new video: circus lions and tigers, left behind by broken promises

    16 November 2016

    ADI investigation reveals the misery of Chipperfield’s lions and tigers as government stalls on promise to ban wild animal circuses.

    A new investigation by Animal Defenders International...

    US bill to ban wild animals in circuses introduced!

    16 November 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Reps Ryan Costello (R-PA-06) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) on their introduction of the Traveling Exotic Animal and...

    Reps. Ryan Costello and Raúl Grijalva launch bill to end wild animal circus suffering

    16 November 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Reps Ryan Costello (R-PA-06) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) on their introduction today of the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA)...

    SIX FLAGS SEVERS TIES WITH ABUSIVE ELEPHANT COMPANY

    15 November 2016

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom confirmed the elephants are gone, they will no longer contract with the controversial Riverside elephant provider, Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) and they will no longer offer...

    Multi-award winning documentary 'Lion Ark' roars to life on DVD

    1 November 2016

    The award-winning film Lion Ark – the story of the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia and their inspirational journey to freedom, can be yours to own on DVD from November.

    View...

    Ricky Gervais and Moby help launch ADI's online store for gifts that roar!

    1 November 2016

    Animal loving celebs support Animal Defenders International with the opening of online catalogue of unique gifts.

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has joined forces with comedian...

    NYC Councilwoman sponsors ground-breaking bill prohibiting wild and exotic animal displays

    18 October 2016

    Animal Defenders International calls for support from New York animal lovers. NEW YORK, NY—Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds New York City Councilwoman and animal champion Rosie Mendez...

    VIDEO: Heart-warming video of ‘real life Paddington Bear’ returned to the forest

    12 October 2016

    Cholita, the bear with no hair, celebrates a year in the forest as Animal Defenders International (ADI) launches appeal to rescue another bear to join her – and also launches an initiative across South...

    Scotland to introduce wild animal act ban in 2017

    5 October 2016

    Pack your trunk and say goodbye to the circus Animal Defenders International (ADI) were celebrating today at the announcement from Scottish Government to introduce legislation to ban the use of wild...

    Trade in rhino horn rejected, but elephants & lions denied additional protections

    5 October 2016

    Rhino-success! Trade in Southern White Rhino horn rejected, but African elephants and lions denied additional protections Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the overwhelming rejection at...

    ADI launch campaign to defend the Andean bear

    4 October 2016

    On World Animal Day, ADI launch campaign to create a South American pact to defend the threatened real life Paddington bear – Andean bear Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching an urgent...

    ADI outraged as African lions dealt devastating blow at CITES conference

    3 October 2016

    Animal lovers around the world were shocked at the announcement from CITES CoP17 (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 17th Conference of the Parties) in Johannesburg, that the African...

    Endangered primates granted highest level of protection

    30 September 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applaud the announcement from the CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg, that the committee has unanimously voted...

    Botswana Minister supports highest level of protection for African lions

    30 September 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) gave a roar of approval today as Botswana’s Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Tsekedi Khama appealed for countries to support CITES (Convention on International...

    International community rallies to protect monkey species

    27 September 2016

    “The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will...

    Annual Review 2015 Supporters & Finances

    22 September 2016

    As always, none of our achievements are possible without the wonderful, loyal support we receive from each and every one of our donors and volunteers. Our army of supporters has responded to our pleas...

    Annual Review 2015 Investigations

    22 September 2016

    Our investigations department continues to secure evidence of animals suffering behind closed doors, whether it is circuses, farms, animal trainers or laboratories. Some projects require long-term embedding...

    Annual Review 2015 Rescues

    22 September 2016

    Rescue work in 2015 was dominated by Operation Spirit of Freedom – our biggest rescue to date! ADI has now emptied two countries of circus animals – Bolivia and Peru, rescuing almost 50 animals...

    Annual Review 2015 Lion Ark

    22 September 2016

    The success of our movie Lion Ark continues as the feel-good film scooped up yet more film festival awards during 2015. Since its debut in London, Lion Ark has been officially selected for over twenty...

    Annual Review 2015 Fur Stop

    22 September 2016

    The Fur Stop campaign educates the public and the fashion industry on the reality of the brutal lives and suffering in fur farms brought about by the fashion industry’s increasing use of fur; during the...

    Annual Review 2015 Stop Circus Suffering

    22 September 2016

    A Gallup poll in the United States found 69% of respondents are concerned about animals in circuses and this is reflected by the growing number of local bans. In 2015 measures to prohibit wild animal acts...

    Annual Review 2015

    22 September 2016

    A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2015 for Animal...

    Annual Review 2015 Kick Animal Testing Out of the House

    20 September 2016

    We were disappointed when the UK Government announced a qualified ban on the testing of ingredients primarily intended for use in household products, allowing manufacturers to proceed with animal tests...

    Annual Review 2015 Animal Experiments

    20 September 2016

    During the last review of the European Directive on animals used in scientific procedures (passed 2010), ADI worked for greater protection and restrictions on primate use; a phase out of use of primates...

    Annual Review 2015 Who we are

    20 September 2016

    We take a unique, holistic and self-sufficient approach to achieving long-term protection of animals - incorporating investigations, awareness, legislation, rescues and practical solutions. Animal...

    Annual Review 2015 President’s Overview

    20 September 2016

    2015 was undoubtedly a challenging year – we had to just dig in, and keep going! ADI worked hard to educate the public and legislators on the suffering of wild animals in circuses and were pleased to...

    Annual Review 2015 President's Appeal

    20 September 2016

    SPECIAL APPEAL: HELP END ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS IN EUROPE & UK

    Our 2015 Annual Review for Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) features news of...

    “We must stamp out the barbaric and cruel trade”: Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal

    20 September 2016

    National treasure Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) for this month’s CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg,...

    “The survival of the African lion hangs in the balance”

    15 September 2016

    Ricky Gervais urges public to support ADI bid to restrict hunting and save African lions Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais has launched an urgent appeal for members of the public to get behind Animal...

    Lion Ark comes to South Africa

    15 September 2016

    The award-winning film Lion Ark – the story of the dramatic rescue and relocation of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia – makes its South African premiere in Cape Town on Thursday 29th September at The...

    Lion family reunited in Africa

    8 September 2016

    Rescued against all the odds, hundreds of miles apart in South America, circus lions crossed the globe to become a pride again, home in Africa A lion family has been reunited in the African bush after...

    New Bill from Scottish Government set to ban wild animals in circuses

    6 September 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the announcement today by the Scottish Government to imminently introduce legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Scotland. First...

    International Primate Day: Moby teams up with ADI to help endangered primates

    31 August 2016

    Ahead of International Primate Day on September 1st 2016, Moby has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to help the Barbary macaque, Europe’s only native primate species. Greater protection...

    New video highlights bond of love between lions

    19 August 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) released a video today of two ex-circus lions rescued in Peru and relocated, along with 31 others, to their native land and all now living at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary...

    World Elephant Day

    12 August 2016

    On World Elephant Day, August 12th take a moment to appreciate the importance of elephants, and take action to help this incredible species. One of the most intelligent, sociable and beautiful mammals...

    Brexit fears for lab animals

    20 July 2016

    National Anti-Vivisection Society’s concern experiments could rise further if EU rules rolled back Following Brexit, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is concerned that hard-fought EU regulations...

    Wild animals in circuses and other travelling shows denied “life worth living”

    19 July 2016

    Expert review finds “all five of the ‘freedoms’” compromised and supports ban on wild animal acts Animal Defenders International (ADI) has called for immediate action to end the suffering of wild animals...

    Giving circus animals their Independence Day: MPs urged to unite behind ban.

    4 July 2016

    With politics seeming very divided, there is an issue that unites public and House of Commons: banning the use of wild animals in circuses. 98% of MPs stood on a manifesto promise to bring in such a ban...

    VIDEO: Freedom for Hoover the tiger after life spent in circus cage

    15 June 2016

    A new video released by Animal Defenders International (ADI) tells the remarkable story of Hoover the tiger, saved from a circus in Peru, where secretly filmed video shows him being trained with whips...

    33 lions leave behind circus suffering in South America, for a new life in Africa

    9 May 2016

    The story of the now famous 33 lions that went from circus cages to freedom, is told in a new video by Animal Defenders International (ADI), released today. Rescued by ADI from a life of suffering in circuses...

    Animals in research educational resources

    4 May 2016

    This presentation on animals in research provides information for a challenging education experience, leading students to organise their own debate on the subject. This stimulating, resource will answer...

    South American circus nightmare is over as 33 lions wake up to an African dawn

    2 May 2016

    33 lions, rescued from appalling conditions in circuses in Peru and Colombia by Animal Defenders International (ADI), surely cannot believe their eyes this morning as they roared in their first sunrise...

    Massive lion airlift scheduled for arrival April 30th

    26 April 2016

    33 lions rescued from cruel circuses in Peru and Colombia heading to a new life in South Africa.

    33 lions, 24 from circuses in Peru and nine from Colombia, rescued by Animal Defenders International...

    Massive lion airlift scheduled for April 29th

    25 April 2016

    33 lions rescued from cruel circuses in Peru and Colombia heading to a new life in South Africa 33 lions, 24 from circuses in Peru and nine from Colombia, rescued by Animal Defenders International are...

    Exposed: How Britain’s circus animals live when they are not performing for you

    25 April 2016

    ADI investigation reveals life is miserable on and off the road for the Peter Jolly’s Circus animals When circuses are touring, animals are forced to live in collapsible, temporary accommodation and...

    BIA 10-2474 drug trial disaster in January this year confirmed how misleading animal tests are

    21 April 2016

    Sunday April 24th is World Day for Laboratory Animals. The day founded by the UK’s National Anti-Vivisection Society will be marked on every continent, with campaigners marking the suffering of animals...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals: Horrific monkey experiments exposed in UK and Europe

    19 April 2016

    In the countdown to World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has released shocking details of primate experiments and their failure. The animal suffering...

    Ireland says goodbye to wild animal show that “set circus back 30 years”

    8 April 2016

    Circus Belly Wien packs up 7 months early as public says no to suffering The controversial Circus Belly Wien has packed up and is making its way to France less than two months into its 9-month tour...

    Use of circus lion in TV comedy ‘Plebs’ no laughing matter

    6 April 2016

    International animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) has called out TV comedy ‘Plebs’ for its use of a circus lion in season 3, the first episode of which was broadcast on Monday...

    Use of circus lion in TV comedy ‘Plebs’ no laughing matter

    6 April 2016

    International animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) has called out TV comedy ‘Plebs’ for its use of a circus lion in season 3, the first episode of which was broadcast on Monday...

    Award winning Lion Ark returns to LA to help SAVE THE LIONS

    31 March 2016

    Los Angeles – multi-award winning Lion Ark, the story of the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from Bolivia, plays at the SAG Foundation Actors Center at 5:15pm, on Saturday, April 9, to help Animal Defenders...

    Abused tiger retiring to Florida sanctuary after South American circus rescue

    24 March 2016

    March 24, 2016, Los Angeles – After a lifetime of suffering in a South American circus, Hoover the tiger has found his forever home. A seizure to enforce Peru’s ban on wild animal circuses by wildlife...

    CANCELED: Dirk Arthur’s controversial Vegas magic show featuring abused exotic cats

    24 March 2016

    LAS VEGAS, NV—According to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino ticketing office, Dirk Arthur’s Wild Magic show - the last Las Vegas act featuring exotic animals - has been canceled. Animal Defenders...

    NAVS Stamp Recycling Appeal

    23 March 2016

    Send us your stamps!The NAVS works with a stamp dealer who operates with various charities, receiving stamps to raise funds for our campaigns for animals. We ask that you send all stamp donations directly...

    Home to Africa Raffle 2016

    21 March 2016

    Participate in our new raffle and help ADI get 33 lions, rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia, home to Africa. Just as nature intended, our lions will enjoy huge natural enclosures complete with...

    Helping to get 33 ex-circus lions home to Africa

    18 March 2016

    Facebook groups, animal rights activists, a zoo, wildlife photographers and celebrities getting 33 ex-circus lions home to Africa Los Angeles: Over the past 18 months Animal Defenders International...

    Become an ADI Rescuer

    17 March 2016

    ADI Rescuers support our front line work against animal suffering. With your help, our teams can seek out and expose the suffering of animals and educate the public to catalyze change for animals. From...

    Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa

    11 March 2016

    Los Angeles: Animal Defenders International (ADI) has teamed up with progressive crowdfunding platform loveanimals.org to help them take 33 rescued lions home to their native Africa. The big cats were...

    Wild animal circus bill blocked as Government continues to stall

    4 March 2016

    The second reading of the private members bill Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill 2015-16, tabled by Conservative MP Will Quince was today blocked. There will be another attempt at a second reading...

    Animal campaigners appalled as elephant circus banned from homeland arrives in Ireland

    26 February 2016

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have condemned the arrival of an elephant circus act in Ireland. Previously based in the Netherlands until a ban on wild animals...

    LION ARK set for Latin American TV premiere in Brazil

    18 February 2016

    Multi-award winning film LION ARK, distributed by ITV Global Entertainment, which charts the world’s most ambitious animal rescue, will enjoy its Latin American TV premiere on Animal Planet this week....

    Valentine's message from ADI President Jan Creamer

    12 February 2016

    With Valentine’s Day weekend upon us, I have been thinking how our greatest gift to the animals we rescue is each other – the companionship, joy and embrace of their own kind – often after years of isolation. When...

    New circus ban bill provides fresh hope for wild animals

    9 February 2016

    MP takes action as government continues to stall on promised legislation A new bill to ban wild animals in English circuses could provide long-suffering circus animals with the reprieve they desperately...

    Arts Council funding of Irish animal circuses plummets

    3 February 2016

    Arts Council funding of Irish animal circuses plummets by nearly 90% since launch of campaign Arts Council funding of animal circuses in Ireland has undergone a seismic shift following a joint campaign...

    French circus drops elephant act after abusive past emerges

    21 January 2016

    French circus drops elephant act after abusive past emerges but film that used mistreated elephant gets Academy Award nomination Animal Defenders International launches its “Watch List” to track trainers...

    Brutal past catches up with circus elephant trainer

    20 January 2016

    Circus Bouglione drops trainer after footage filmed by Animal Defenders International reveals elephant abuse; failings of British Government and European animal protection highlighted In a dramatic...

    Magic Moments Saving Animals in 2015

    22 December 2015

    2015 has been another incredible year for ADI. We have created awareness, educated people about animal suffering, pushed for local, national and international animal protection laws, investigated animal...

    Rescued bears head back to the Peruvian forest

    17 December 2015

    Dawn rescue dedicated as 92nd birthday present to animal rights statesman and award-winning TV host Bob Barker. Animal Defenders International (ADI) has rescued two endangered bears after a dawn raid...

    ‘Roar-some’ appeal and website launched for lifetime care of rescued lions backed by Bond legend

    10 December 2015

    33 lions rescued from circuses in South America will be airlifted to new life in South Africa Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today launched a new appeal and website to secure funds for the...

    VIDEO. Unchained: Mountain lion returned to forest after life in back of circus pick-up truck

    19 November 2015

    Lima, Peru: Mufasa the mountain lion lived for 20 years chained in the back of a pick up truck amongst rusting circus equipment. Despite Peru’s ban on wild animals in circuses, there seemed little hope...

    Animal Defender UK Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015

    13 November 2015

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2015. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. View and download as pdf If you would like to help us...

    In Brief

    12 November 2015

    In Brief Freedom Album: Thank you! DJ and Producer James ‘Nutty Traxx’ Brierley who has pledged to donate the proceeds of his eclectic dance album ‘Freedom’ after watching Lion Ark in London. Download...

    Lion Ark: Winning awards, hearts & minds

    12 November 2015

    Our live action documentary, Lion Ark, the story of the rescue of 25 lions from Bolivian circuses is creating awareness in a fresh, exciting and uplifting way. Following screenings across Bolivia last...

    Exposed!

    12 November 2015

    The last exotic cat act in Las Vegas Las Vegas was once dominated by acts featuring lions and tigers, but now just one remains – Dirk Arthur’s ‘Wild Magic’ show. ADI’s new video shows the extreme confinement...

    Stop Circus Suffering Global Round-Up

    12 November 2015

    Stop Circus Suffering Global Round-Up Mexico: in a huge breakthrough in the campaign, Mexico has banned wild animals in circuses. ADI campaigned for the ban and has been invited to assist with the implementation...

    Public baffled by UK wild animal circus ban delay

    12 November 2015

    More than three years after the government committed to ending the use of wild animals in circuses – described by the Prime Minister as an “outdated practice” – the legislation has still not been introduced,...

    EU & UK action needed on laboratory primate trade

    12 November 2015

    Last year, the NAVS exposed two more laboratory monkey supply facilities, Biodia in Mauritius and Noveprim in Spain. Our exposé revealed: monkeys torn from the wild, destroying family groups pregnant...

    Help take them home to Africa

    12 November 2015

    Approaching 100 animals have been rescued during ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom in South America and an entire cruel circus industry has been eradicated in Peru. Most of the animals have already been...

    Animal experiments campaign round-up

    12 November 2015

    The EU cosmetics testing ban faces challenge from the European Federation for Cosmetics Ingredients (EFCI), claiming it is unclear whether it is a criminal offence to market a product for which mandatory...

    Turning back the clock: Government intervenes to expand UK laboratory beagle supply

    12 November 2015

    Plans to extend a beagle breeding facility in Yorkshire were approved by Secretary of State Greg Clark in July, overturning the local council decision and a ruling by former Secretary of State Eric Pickles,...

    Kick Animal Testing Out of the House

    12 November 2015

    Loopholes in UK household product testing “ban” It is over 15 years since the UK banned the testing of cosmetics on animals, which was followed by an EU-wide ban. The policy change was a straightforward...

    Two days that transformed Mufasa’s life

    12 November 2015

    At 10am on 15th April 2015, ADI, police and officials entered Circo Koreander in a remote Peruvian village. Mufasa was discovered chained in the back of a pick up truck amongst equipment. A fierce...

    Cholita cannot believe her eyes, she’s HOME!

    12 November 2015

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE HER DREAM COME TRUE One of the most heart-breaking stories of our Spirit of Freedom rescue of circus animals in Peru is Cholita, a 25-year-old spectacled...

    Editorial

    12 November 2015

    Our Spirit of Freedom operation to seize all the wild animals in circuses in Peru is drawing to a close, with nearly 100 animals rescued from circuses, other entertainment and the illegal wildlife trade....

    Outrage at Cecil murder could lead to permanent change

    12 November 2015

    The world was horrified by the brutal slaying in Zimbabwe of Cecil the lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was illegally lured from the park and killed in the most brutal and sadistic way –...

    Pussy Galore: Bond actor Sir Roger Moore calls on public to help fly 33 lions home to Africa

    11 November 2015

    Ground-breaking airlift of abused ex-circus lions from South America Award-winning Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has launched an urgent appeal to the public to help Animal Defenders International fly 33...

    Winning streak for independent movie Lion Ark continues

    11 November 2015

    Prize money is committed to saving more lions November 10, 2015, COLUMBUS, IN - Lion Ark, the documentary about the rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia and their journey to freedom, has been...

    Appeal Fall/Winter 2015 - Help take them home to Africa

    4 November 2015

    ADI’s animal rescues and campaigns reached new heights this year thanks to your support, and it is my pleasure to share the struggles and triumphs of 2015 with you in the latest Animal Defender magazine;...

    Cholita, the real-life Paddington bear gets a manicure

    2 November 2015

    Animal Defenders International vets give rescued ex-circus bear Cholita a nail trim, ultrasound and health check as actress Joanna Lumley calls for support for bear rescue centre Peru: Cholita, ‘the...

    Passport checks as lions get ready to fly

    27 October 2015

    33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia micro-chipped ready for a journey of a lifetime home to Africa Next month 24 African lions rescued from circuses in Peru and 9 lions from a Colombian...

    Animal Defender US Magazine Fall/Winter 2015

    27 October 2015

    Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. View and download as pdf If you want the vital work we report...

    Lab Monkey Business Exposed

    27 October 2015

    The horror of the laboratory monkey trade was uncovered by ADI investigators who infiltrated the secret world of two dealers operating out of holiday island paradise Mauritius, off the coast of Africa....

    Other campaign news

    27 October 2015

    Ag-Gag law unconstitutional! The US District Court of Idaho ruled Idaho’s Ag-Gag law violates free speech and equal protection under the US Constitution! This decision is the first to strike down a...

    Outrage at Cecil murder could lead to permanent change

    27 October 2015

    The world was horrified by the brutal slaying in Zimbabwe of Cecil the lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was illegally lured from the park and killed in the most brutal and sadistic way –...

    Lion Ark: Winning awards, hearts & minds

    27 October 2015

    Our live action documentary, Lion Ark, about the rescue of 25 lions from Bolivian circuses is creating awareness in a fresh, exciting and uplifting way. Lion Ark won ten awards at film festivals and...

    Humane Cosmetics Act Reintroduced

    27 October 2015

    The Humane Cosmetics Act (HR2858) would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics in one year and the sale/transport of products so tested after three. Previously introduced by ADI Animal Champion and now...

    VICTORY TRUMPETS for No Fun for Elephants campaign

    27 October 2015

    ADI’s No Fun for elephants campaign is racking up victories and shining light on the hidden abuse of elephants forced to give rides and performances! The ‘No Fun for Elephants’ video, narrated by Emmy...

    EXPOSED! Monkey training secrets

    27 October 2015

    Monkeys being dressed as humans and being made to walk on their hind legs is an act that has been repeated the world over, but ADI undercover footage revealed the ugly truth about what it takes to make...

    EXPOSED! The last exotic cat act in Las Vegas

    27 October 2015

    The Las Vegas Strip was once dominated by acts featuring lions and tigers, but one by one they have closed. There is just one left. ADI’s new video shows the extreme confinement and environmental deprivation...

    Operation Spirit of Freedom ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses #5

    27 October 2015

    A new life for the animals Day to day rehabilitation and care at the ADI Spirit of Freedom Rescue Center includes natural diets, vitamin supplements, exercise, veterinary and dental care (including...

    Operation Spirit of Freedom ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses #4

    27 October 2015

    The last circuses We had originally planned to complete all seizures by end October 2014 and fly the big cats to a sanctuary in the US, but animals were still being collected in November. This, and...

    Operation Spirit of Freedom ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses #3

    27 October 2015

    More animals in Colombia ADI and our local partners secured a ban on wild animals in Colombia in 2013, which came into force in 2015. One circus handed over its lions as soon as the law was passed and...

    Operation Spirit of Freedom ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses #2

    27 October 2015

    Cusco – 3 lions saved: At 11,000ft above sea level this was a difficult place to work, and the circus had a lawyer to try to block the seizure. A difficult day began at 9am and the stand off lasted all...

    Operation Spirit of Freedom ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses #1

    27 October 2015

    In the summer of 2014, ADI embarked on operation Spirit of Freedom to enforce Peru’s ban on wild animals in circuses. This is the biggest mission of its kind ever undertaken, and it has continued through...

    Other Stop Circus Suffering USA news

    27 October 2015

    Ringling to end elephant acts Feld Entertainment, parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, has announced that 13 performing elephants will be off the road by 2018. Alana Feld, executive vice...

    EXPOSED! Elephants out of control

    27 October 2015

    EXPOSED! Elephants out of control An ADI investigator working undercover inside Jordan Circus World filmed as two out of control elephants began to fight as circus workers desperately tried to stop...

    Bans spreading across the US

    27 October 2015

    From Missoula Montana to San Francisco, California, cities are passing wild animal performance prohibitions. In the US, at least 61 cities/counties have taken action to restrict wild animals from traveling...

    Pennsylvania introduces state bill to ban wild animal circuses

    27 October 2015

    ADI has worked with state Senator Daylin Leach to introduce S698 to ban wild animal circuses in Pennsylvania. Sen. Leach introduced S698 in March, 2015, stating: “In the past few years, the public learned...

    Join the push for federal legislation to ban wild animals in circuses

    27 October 2015

    As legislation ending wild animal circuses sweeps the world – over 30 countries now have national measures in place – the USA looks woefully behind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is clearly...

    Cholita cannot believe her eyes, she’s HOME!

    27 October 2015

    One of the most heart-breaking stories of our Spirit of Freedom rescue of circus animals in Peru is Cholita, a 25-year-old spectacled bear. Torn from the wild as a baby (her mother likely killed), and...

    Editorial by ADI President Jan Creamer

    27 October 2015

    As the Peru rescue mission draws to a close, we must look at the big picture – not only the rescue of these individual animals, but the victory against future suffering. We have rescued nearly 100 animals...

    Could Hawaii be first state to end wild animal circuses?

    27 October 2015

    One of the most notorious incidents in circus history occurred in Hawaii when elephant Tyke escaped and died in a hail of bullets (watch the trailer). Now Hawaii could be the first US state to end the...

    Shameful scale of animal suffering in British laboratories finally revealed

    22 October 2015

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has condemned the number of severe animal experiments taking place in Britain which have been revealed for the first time today. Government figures released...

    Campaigners urge Swansea to join local MP and shun controversial big cat act

    15 October 2015

    A controversial big cat show prevented from performing in England, cancelled from Bridgend and now appearing in Swansea is facing opposition from Animal Defenders International (ADI). The show has attracted...

    Joanna Lumley launches urgent appeal to save bears in need

    14 October 2015

    Forest home awaits vulnerable bears Lucho and Sabina if funds can be raised National treasure Joanna Lumley has launched an emergency fundraising appeal with Animal Defenders International to enable...

    Hollywood star Rhys Ifans slams wild animal circuses

    12 October 2015

    Hollywood star and musician Rhys Ifans has joined Animal Defenders International to help wild animals forced to perform in circuses, slamming the outdated practice as “cruel”. His passionate declaration...

    Heart-warming footage shows ‘real life Paddington Bear’ return home to the forest

    8 October 2015

    Appeal launched to rescue two more bears in need Lima, Peru: Cholita the ‘real life Paddington bear’ who won the world’s hearts with the story of her terrible abuse in the circus has been successfully...

    Contact Congress!

    30 September 2015

    Be a voice for the animals and urge your representatives to support measures to protect them both in the wild and captivity. Find and contact your members of Congress US House of Representatives ...

    Farewell and good luck to ADI's friends at CSI!

    25 September 2015

    It is the finale of drama CSI on Sunday, September 27th (CBS. 9PM eastern, 8PM central, or Tuesday Channel 5) after a run that started an incredible 15 years ago. A massive congratulations in particular...

    Political Animals 2015

    25 September 2015

    Our latest issue of 'Political Animals', an overview of the key animal protection issues of the moment and some of the challenges animals in captivity and the wild are facing. View as pdf Follow...

    Political Animals 2015: Primates as pets

    25 September 2015

    Primates are not suitable pets. The welfare of primate pets is severely compromised and poorly protected by legislation. ADI believes that a ban on the keeping of monkeys and lesser apes is the only way...

    Political Animals 2015: Badger cull in England

    25 September 2015

    ADI joins eminent experts, veterinarians, MPs and the public in opposing the badger cull on scientific, as well as economic and welfare grounds. With the pilot culls in Gloucestershire, Somerset and now...

    Political Animals 2015: Hunting Act protects animals

    25 September 2015

    The Hunting Act, as it stands, prohibits hunts across England and Wales from using a pack of dogs to flush out and chase a wild animal across the countryside to the point of exhaustion and ultimately to...

    Political Animals 2015: Public baffled by delays on wild animal circus ban

    25 September 2015

    More than three years after the government committed to ending the use of wild animals in circuses, legislation to prohibit what the Prime Minister called an “outdated practice” has still to be introduced,...

    Political Animals 2015: Death of Cecil reveals worldwide desire for greater wildlife protection

    25 September 2015

    In July, the global outrage following the killing of Cecil the lion and the revelations about the world of trophy hunting was a very clear expression of the public’s abhorrence over the killing of beautiful...

    Controversial big cat act barred from England

    22 September 2015

    Tigers have just a third of the minimum space Allowed out of cells for less than four hours Suffering continues in Wales One of the last travelling wild animal acts in Britain has been prevented...

    Exposed: The miserable lives of the last exotic animal act on the Las Vegas Strip

    9 September 2015

    LAS VEGAS, NV—Animal Defenders International (ADI) new video shows the extreme confinement and environmental deprivation suffered by exotic cats used as props in Dirk Arthur’s “Wild Magic” show, which...

    Cholita the real-life Paddington bear gets her storybook-ending!

    6 September 2015

    Animal Defenders International returns abused ex-circus bear home to the rainforest & launches urgent appeal to save three more ‘Paddington’ bears Peru: Cholita the 'real-life Paddington bear' who won...

    Dream ending for circus lions rescued in South America

    1 September 2015

    Huge airlift to take 33 lions home to Africa Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from ten circuses in Peru and Colombia are going home to their native Africa in the biggest...

    Monkey rescuers highlight terrible toll of human exploitation on wild and captive primates

    31 August 2015

    The organisation behind the rescue of more than 50 primates from the illegal wildlife trade, circuses, laboratories and the pet trade says governments must do more to help primates in peril in the wild...

    Animal experts urge government to overturn "regressive" beagle farm decision

    17 August 2015

    Secretary of State approval of three times rejected facility opposed by over half a million Vets, animal behaviourists and dog welfare groups have lined up to join the National Anti-Vivisection Society...

    Annual Review 2014 President’s Appeal

    14 August 2015

    I am writing this from Peru, as we enter the final stages of the biggest ever circus animal rescue, ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom which has seen over 80 animals saved. We are proud of our achievements...

    Annual Review 2014

    13 August 2015

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    Annual Review 2014 Animal Rescues

    13 August 2015

    Rescue work in 2014 was dominated by our largest rescue yet, Operation Spirit of Freedom in Peru and Colombia, where we enforced the bans on wild animals in circuses – see special report. The year began...

    Annual Review 2014 Conservation

    12 August 2015

    ADI is collaborating with the Peruvian authorities to stop wildlife trafficking. We have produced educational displays for airports in Peru to discourage purchases of wildlife, with the government slogan...

    Annual Review 2014 Supporters & Finances

    12 August 2015

    Every gift, be it a legacy, cheque in response to an appeal, online donation or coin in a collection box is helping to make the world a better place for animals. The money given speaks to the profound...

    Annual Review 2014 Lion Ark

    12 August 2015

    Lion Ark is an all live action documentary about ADI’s rescue of lions from Bolivian circuses. The film is creating awareness, picking up multiple awards, and secured a worldwide distribution deal with...

    Annual Review 2014 Investigations

    12 August 2015

    In 2014, our undercover investigators arrived in Peru with a special mission: to find the now illegal animal circuses so that ADI and the authorities could go and save the animals (see p11). It was not...

    Annual Review 2014 No Fun for Elephants

    12 August 2015

    Many regard elephant rides, whether in the US or Asia, as just harmless fun; but the cruel training of these animals has been exposed. At the heart of the ‘No Fun for Elephants’ campaign in the US is...

    Annual Review 2014 Fur Stop

    12 August 2015

    Coinciding with the London and New York Fashion Weeks, ADI launched our handy pocket-sized ‘Is that fur real’ card to alert designers, retailers and shoppers of the pain behind products featuring real...

    Annual Review 2014 Animals in Entertainment – Films, TV, Advertising

    12 August 2015

    ADI’s campaign has alerted many people around the world to the horrific suffering of circus animals, however, there are other businesses that continue to use performing animals, often trained with the...

    Annual Review 2014 My Mate’s a Primate

    12 August 2015

    Our My Mate’s A Primate campaign continues to highlight the exploitation of our closest relatives...

    Annual Review 2014 Operation Spirit of Freedom #5

    12 August 2015

    A new life for the animals Phase one of ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom –May 2014 to April 2015 was complete. Now it is time for phase two. The huge challenge for ADI in 2015 is the relocation...

    Annual Review 2014 Operation Spirit of Freedom #4

    12 August 2015

    Peru’s last circuses It had been hoped to complete all seizures well before October 2014 and fly the big cats to a sanctuary in the US, but animals were still being collected in November and the winter...

    Annual Review 2014 Operation Spirit of Freedom #3

    12 August 2015

    More animals in Colombia ADI and our local partners secured a ban on wild animals in Colombia in 2013 and this is due to come into force in 2015. However, one circus decided to hand over its lions straight...

    Annual Review 2014 Operation Spirit of Freedom #2

    12 August 2015

    Seizures operations start Seizure operations began on 6th August, with six ADI trucks loaded with cages heading out across Peru to the first four circuses to be raided – some journeys would take two...

    Annual Review 2014 Operation Spirit of Freedom #1

    12 August 2015

    ADI removes all the wild animals from Peru’s circuses In the summer of 2014, ADI embarked on Operation Spirit of Freedom to enforce Peru’s ban on wild animals in circuses. The biggest mission of its...

    Annual Review 2014 Stop Circus Suffering

    12 August 2015

    We are seeing a worldwide change in people’s attitudes towards how animals are treated in the name of entertainment – and at the heart of this incredible shift is ADI’s global ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign....

    Annual Review 2014 Research without animals

    12 August 2015

    Central to our work to eliminate animal experimentation is showing that there are better and humane ways of conducting medical and scientific research. When our investigations highlight the suffering and...

    Annual Review 2014 Kick animal testing out of the house

    12 August 2015

    With the ban on cosmetics testing successfully secured in Europe, focus has shifted to securing a similar measure in the USA. The Humane Cosmetics Act was introduced in 2014 in the US Congress and we...

    Annual Review 2014 Animal Experiments

    12 August 2015

    Our work to end animal experiments encompasses investigations to expose the hidden suffering of the animals, scientific critiques of animal testing and the results produced, as well as promotion of advanced...

    Annual Review 2014 Who we are What we do

    12 August 2015

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) works to protect animals worldwide through education and raising awareness of animal suffering at the same time as providing solutions where industries need to change....

    Annual Review 2014 President’s Overview

    12 August 2015

    2014 reminded us of how often in animal protection, dramatic success and progress sits alongside frustration and disappointment, but we succeed when pick ourselves up and press on. ADI’s big push about...

    Controversial circus puts public at risk with sick snake

    30 July 2015

    Boa constrictor becomes fourth snake fatality in less than two years A controversial wild animal circus has breached its licence by allowing the public to handle a snake who had ‘very close contact’...

    Victory! Abused elephant rides are pulled from Californian fair

    22 July 2015

    Kern County, CA - Controversial elephant entertainment supplier Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) has pulled out of further appearances at the Kern County Fair, reportedly the last California fair that had...

    BBC documentary highlights tragic consequences of wild animal shows

    22 July 2015

    ‘Circus Elephant Rampage’ filmmakers back ADI stop circus suffering campaign A moving film highlighting the perils of wild animals in circuses will air on BBC Four this evening and tomorrow. ‘Circus...

    Video: lion hits out at circus trainer

    17 July 2015

    Celebrities Deborah Meaden and Dom Littlewood speak out A lion has hit out at ‘Britain’s last lion tamer’ during a show in Wales. Shocking footage shows Tsavo the lion taking a swipe at circus trainer...

    Dogs condemned to suffer in experiments as rejected beagle farm plans are overturned

    16 July 2015

    A decision granting permission to Yorkshire Evergreen to farm thousands of beagle dogs and other animals for experiments has been condemned by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS). Today’s announcement...

    Wrexham 'shamed' by lion and tiger show

    14 July 2015

    A controversial big cat show that was cancelled from Herefordshire now has its sights on Wrexham, but has met with opposition from Animal Defenders International (ADI) and local residents. The landowner...

    Celebrities sound the horn to save wildlife from hunt

    13 July 2015

    MPs urged to vote against Government attempt to bring back “despicable blood sport” A host of celebrities have rallied to appeal for the hunting ban to remain intact, joining Animal Defenders International...

    Victory! Country Fair axes lion act after ADI campaign

    7 July 2015

    Herefordshire Country Fair has cancelled a controversial lion show after Animal Defenders International (ADI) raised significant animal welfare concerns with event organisers. ADI’s Care2 petition against...

    Country fair urged to axe 'Victorian' lion act

    3 July 2015

    A controversial lion show planned for this year’s Herefordshire Country Fair has met with opposition from Animal Defenders International (ADI). The animal protection organisation is urging event organisers...

    Politicians push for Government action wild animal circus ban

    30 June 2015

    MPs from across the political spectrum are joining forces in a new push to secure legislation to prohibit wild animal acts. An Early Day Motion backed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) calls on the...

    “The race is on” to stop circus suffering as Scotland overwhelmingly backs a ban

    26 June 2015

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has declared that “the race is on” for legislators in the UK to act after a consultation on the use of wild animals in circuses revealed there is huge distaste for...

    New destination for rescued lions

    24 June 2015

    33 lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from circuses in Peru and Columbia will not be rehomed in Colorado as originally announced. In a joint statement today, Animal Defenders International...

    Outpouring of support for law to protect animals in Korea

    19 June 2015

    Almost 130,000 people are supporting a bill which would ban animal shows and set desperately-needed minimum standards for zoos in South Korea. Petitions backing the proposed Zoo Act have been presented...

    Brian May and Peter Egan urge mercy for dogs

    8 June 2015

    Celebrities join NAVS campaign to halt plans to farm dogs for experiments Celebrities Brian May and Peter Egan have joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in opposing controversial plans...

    Eclectic new dance album helps animals in need

    1 June 2015

    Proceeds of Nutty Traxx ‘Freedom’ go towards massive ADI rescue in South America A new dance album released by Nutty Traxx will raise funds to help Animal Defenders International (ADI) save animals...

    Blaine County Idaho passes ban on use of wild animals in circuses

    26 May 2015

    May 26, 2015, HAILEY, ID – Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the Blaine County Commissioners Chairman Jacob Greenberg, Vice Chairman Angenie McCleary, and Commissioner Lawrence Schoen for unanimously...

    VIDEO: Cholita the abused ex-circus bear takes first steps to freedom!

    2 May 2015

    Real life Paddington bear recovered to ADI rescue centre ahead of ‘Spirit of Freedom’ flight to the US Lima, Peru: Cholita the 'real-life Paddington bear' who was abused at the circus and captured the...

    Traumatic monkey tests conducted at top UK universities

    29 April 2015

    NAVS calls for end to primate tests ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals
    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has revealed that traumatic monkey experiments are being carried out...

    Rescued animals go back to the jungle with help from Peru’s armed forces

    27 April 2015

    Dozens of native wildlife saved relocated to Amazon sanctuary in ADI mission Animal Defenders International (ADI) has teamed up with Peru’s armed forces to relocate almost forty wild animals to new...

    Volunteer speakers needed!

    27 April 2015

    Animal Defenders International is currently recruiting volunteer speakers in the UK to undertake presentations on our work in schools. Volunteer speakers will talk to students about ADI’s work, show videos...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals: ADI calls for end to cruel monkey trade

    24 April 2015

    April 23, 2015, HENDRY COUNTY, FL – With World Day for Laboratory Animals approaching on Friday, April 24, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed its call to phase out monkey imports and experiments...

    Please urge your MEP and MP to support an end to the lab primate trade

    22 April 2015

    Please urge your MEP and MP today to press for and support a phase-out of the use of primates in research. We have provided a template letter below for your use. Get contact details for your MEP ...

    Join the call to end the cruel monkey trade this World Day for Laboratory Animals

    22 April 2015

    This World Day for Laboratory Animals – held on April 24 – ADI is renewing our call to phase out monkey imports and experiments and to scrap plans for a new monkey breeding facility in Florida. See below...

    San Francisco Supervisors ban wild animal performances

    22 April 2015

    April 21, 2015, SAN FRANCISCO CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) is celebrating as San Francisco Board of Supervisors cast their final vote today, unanimously approving a ban on wild animal performances...

    Senator to host free LION ARK screening to celebrate launch of PA bill to end wild animal circus act

    22 April 2015

    APRIL 21, 2015, PHILADELPHIA, PA: Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) is celebrating the launch of state-wide legislation to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses by hosting a free...

    Tiger secures place on freedom flight after surprise circus raids by ADI

    18 April 2015

    Lucky tiger grabs last minute place on freedom flight to The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Denver, following surprise circus raids by Animal Defenders International in Peru Lima, Peru: Hoover the tiger, Mufasa...

    Manifesto commitments on circus ban welcomed by ADI

    16 April 2015

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the commitments from political parties to introduce a ban on wild animals in circuses, ahead of the General Election next month. The organisation has repeatedly...

    Cholita the real life Paddington bear is cleared for take-off with 33 lions!

    30 March 2015

    Funds urgently needed as ADI team prepares to collect Cholita
    Lima, Peru: The 'real-life Paddington bear' who was abused at the circus is set to get her story-book ending – she will join 33 rescued...

    Paddington creator backs campaign to save bear in Peru

    23 March 2015

    Lima, Peru: Best-selling children’s author and Paddington bear creator Michael Bond has backed a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to save a real-life Paddington bear called “Cholita” in...

    ADI offers proof that Shrine Circus has brought back exact elephants that rampaged last year

    20 March 2015

    March 20, 2015, ST. CHARLES, MO – Contrary to claims made by David Dieckhaus, president of the Moolah Shriners of Eastern Missouri, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has obtained Saint Charles County...

    Indiana State premiere of award winning Lion Ark comes to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

    18 March 2015

    March 17, 2015, Evansville, IN – Lion Ark, a film about the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia and their amazing journey to a sanctuary in Colorado, is screening at the Alhambra Theatre...

    ADI rescues lions and monkeys in dramatic circus raid in Peru

    13 March 2015

    Rescue team catches circus after public tip off MARCH 13, 2015, Piura, Peru - Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Peruvian authorities SERFOR, ATFFS, the National Police and department of Piura...

    Eureka Springs Arkansas passes ban on use of wild animals in circuses

    13 March 2015

    March 10, 2015, EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the Eureka Springs City Council for voting to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in their community. After months...

    ADI offers to help find homes for animals in response to “Mexican Circus Owners Say Ban Means Animal

    12 March 2015

    March 12, 2015 – Responding to a statement by Armando Cedeno, a representative of Mexico’s circus industry where he claims that animals may die as a result of the wild animal ban, Animal Defenders International...

    GOVERNMENT PROMISE FALLS FLAT WITH SHAM BAN ON HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT ANIMAL TESTS

    12 March 2015

    A Government ban on the use of animals for household product tests announced today has been dismissed as a sham by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) after it was revealed that the long-promised...

    ADI helps launch Pennsylvania bill to ban wild animals from circuses

    11 March 2015

    March 10, 2015, HARRISBURG, PA. — Today Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced his introduction of a state bill to protect animals and people by banning the use of wild and...

    Denied his mother’s love, rescued baby monkey finds the companionship he needs ahead of Mothers’ Day

    11 March 2015

    Lima, Peru: Baby woolly monkey Fausto has finally found the companionship he desperately needs and craves after being saved from the illegal pet trade in Peru. Torn from his mum, little Fausto is now...

    Tory MP blows last opportunity to bring in wild animal circus ban before the election

    6 March 2015

    Popular bill blocked for TWELFTH time amid new evidence of circus failings A backbench bill to end the use of wild animals in circuses has been blocked for the twelfth and final time today, crushing...

    ADI calls on US circuses to end wild animal acts

    6 March 2015

    Following the announcement from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that they will phase out elephants from their shows, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on Ringling Bros. to extend...

    Government ‘failing the British public’ as it allows circus ban to falter

    27 February 2015

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has said the Prime Minister is failing the public, after a popular bill to bring in the wild animal circus ban promised by Government was blocked yet again by a Conservative...

    Cameron urged not to fail wild animals

    25 February 2015

    20,000-strong petition calling for action on circus ban delivered to Downing Street by Stanley Johnson & Peter Tatchell
    Images of delegation available on request
    London – Conservationist,...

    Dental surgery for lions to repair damage from life in the circus

    21 February 2015

    Renowned veterinary dentist Dr Peter Emily flies in to aid lions at ADI Operation Spirit of Freedom Rescue Centre, Peru Lions and tigers in traveling circuses often suffer in silent agony for years...

    Citizens attend meeting urging Kern County Fair Board not to bring back abused elephants for rides

    20 February 2015

    Animal Defenders International and local supporters will attend today’s Kern County Fair Board meeting and urge the board—five of whom are newly appointed—not to renew the contract for elephant rides....

    Brian Blessed calls for action on wild animal circuses

    19 February 2015

    As pressure builds on government, ADI reveals last big cat act will not tour As the political saga surrounding the promised ban on wild animals in circuses continues, legendary actor Brian Blessed...

    Labour commits to wild animal circus ban as time runs out for Government to fulfil promise

    18 February 2015

    Labour: “animals should not be subjected to the unacceptable conditions of circus life”
    Labour has committed to ban the use of wild animals in circuses as part of a raft of pro-animal measures...

    AWARD WINNING LION ARK COMES HOME TO COLORADO

    17 February 2015

    A film with huge local interest, about the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses Bolivia and their amazing journey to a sanctuary in Colorado, is screening at the Boulder International Film Festival....

    DUP pledge to ban wild animals in circuses in Northern Ireland welcomed by animal protection organis

    17 February 2015

    Acts with wild animals “belong in a bygone era”.
    A commitment from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to ban wild animals in circuses in Northern Ireland – acts it states “belong in a bygone...

    Lonely monkey finds his Val-entine

    12 February 2015

    An embrace with Valerie ends a lifetime of loneliness for rescued Pepe Lima, Peru: The tale of Pepe, a spider monkey rescued from a circus in world-famous holiday destination Cusco, by Animal Defenders...

    ‘ANIMAL LOVERS’ WELCOMED FOR VALENTINE’S SCREENING OF AWARD WINNING LION ARK AT CINEMA VERDE FILM FE

    5 February 2015

    February 3, 2015, GAINESVILLE, FL – LION ARK, the dramatic documentary that tells the story of 25 lions rescued from cruel Bolivian circuses and their 5,000 mile journey to safety in the United States...

    Blow for modern science as Cambridge City Council approves “outdated” animal experiment facility at

    4 February 2015

    The decision today by Cambridge City Council to approve plans by AstraZeneca to build an animal experimentation facility within its new global R&D centre and corporate headquarters in the city has been...

    AstraZeneca slammed for “flawed” plans to bring new animal experiment facility to Cambridge

    3 February 2015

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has renewed its call for Cambridge City Council to block plans by AstraZeneca to open an animal experimentation facility in the city after the pharmaceutical...

    Shocking suffering of farm animals exposed at federal research lab

    30 January 2015

    A New York Times investigative report of a federal research center in rural Nebraska recently revealed the terrible suffering of farmed animals at the taxpayer funded facility, which conducts research...

    Utah federal agency alerted as circus, whose elephants ran out of control on previous visit, returns

    28 January 2015

    January 26, 2015, OREM, UT – Animal Defenders International (ADI) has alerted the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Utah Valley University (UVU) that the Jordan World Circus...

    Director of UK facility supplying dogs for experiments convicted of animal abuse in Italy

    28 January 2015

    An animal abuse conviction handed down to a director of Yorkshire Evergreen, the UK company behind controversial plans to breed dogs for experimentation in Yorkshire, has led to renewed calls by the National...

    Comedian tells Government to “get a move on” as circus ban farce continues Popular bill to bring in

    23 January 2015

    Popular bill to bring in Government’s promised ban faces TENTH attempt
    Comedian Alexei Sayle has joined Animal Defenders International (ADI) in calling for action on wild animal circuses, urging...

    Circus Madness in Parliament: Wild animal ban backed by Government but blocked for NINTH time

    16 January 2015

    Efforts to finally end the outdated use of wild animals in circuses in England continue to be thwarted after a bill to end such acts was blocked for the ninth time by a Conservative MP, despite backing...

    ADI & ARAN WELCOME FURTHER ARTS COUNCIL FUNDING CUTS TO ANIMAL CIRCUSES

    15 January 2015

    Publicly funded body must now withdraw support for compromised sea lion act
    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have today welcomed the substantial reduction...

    Animal Defender US Magazine

    12 January 2015

    Read the latest and past issues of our magazine, Animal Defender and keep up-to-date with our campaigns to save animals around the world. LATEST ISSUE: Fall/Winter 2015 Operation spirit of freedom...

    Animal Defender UK Magazine

    12 January 2015

    Read the latest and past issues of our magazine, Animal Defender and keep up-to-date with our campaigns to save animals around the world LATEST ISSUE: Spring 2017 Action on Monkey Experiments World...

    Cameron urged to keep circus ban promise as Conservative MP blocks bill for eighth time

    9 January 2015

    “Leading protector of animals” now trailing behind 30 countries Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging David Cameron to keep his promise to ban wild animals in circuses after a backbench bill...

    NAVS Statement on ASA Ruling

    24 December 2014

    The NAVS has pledged to continue to expose animal experiments and champion alternatives in light of a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to uphold a complaint by animal research industry...

    Magic moments of 2014

    23 December 2014

    With your help we have secured the protection of animals around the world during 2014, particularly those who suffer in the name of entertainment. These are our top ten magic moments from the past 12...

    ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end animal suf

    18 December 2014

    Los Angeles – Retiring Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) has been awarded the Animal Champion Award by Animal Defenders International (ADI) in recognition of his tireless animal protection work, especially...

    Netherlands to ban wild animals in circuses

    15 December 2014

    As world opinion turns against the use of animals in circuses, the UK must finally act or can no longer call itself a progressive country when it comes to animal welfare Signalling a sea change in public...

    Elephant performing in Christmas event at the Phoenix First Assembly of God was abused, says Animal

    12 December 2014

    An elephant supplied for performances titled “Celebration of Christmas” at the Phoenix First Assembly of God has been filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) being beaten and electric shocked with...

    Mexico bans wild animals in circuses!

    12 December 2014

    In a huge victory for animals, Mexico has passed legislation banning the use of wild animals in circuses, becoming the 29th nation to introduce an animal circus prohibition. Animal Defenders International...

    Israeli monkey breeder set to import hundreds of monkeys to US

    11 December 2014

    UPDATE 23.12.14 - Although Mazor Farm was given the go-ahead last week to ship the monkeys to the US, efforts by Monkey Rescue to purchase ALL of the animals at the farm have been successful, with Ady...

    VIDEO: Celebrity guests give rave reviews of “fantastic” animal rescue film LION ARK at Leicester Sq

    11 December 2014

    The award-winning animal rescue film LION ARK, charting the ambitious and daring mission by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to save the circus animals of Bolivia, enjoyed rave reviews from Emmy-award...

    No festive cheer for British circus animals: Long-promised ban on wild animal acts blocked again by

    8 December 2014

    The saga of misdirection and broken promises over the British Government’s commitment to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses continued today as Conservative MP Chris Chope blocked the second...

    ADI and Loomus criticise ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ film for using an abused circus elephant

    5 December 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Loomus have condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’ for its use of an abused circus elephant. The film is directed by Felix...

    Celebrity vet speaks out against “severely compromised” welfare of circus big cats

    3 December 2014

    Marc Abraham joins ADI call for swift action to ban wild animal acts in UK
    Celebrity vet Marc Abraham has called for a ban on wild animals in circuses in the UK after seeing how the lives of...

    Plenty of time available for Government to pass popular circus ban blocked by Conservative MPs

    28 November 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has urged the Government to introduce a ban on wild animals in circuses ahead of the next General Election. In a letter to Defra Minister Lord De Mauley, the animal...

    Celebrity guests set to turn out for multi-award winning action documentary Lion Ark in London

    27 November 2014

    Special guests including Bill Oddie, Alexei Sayle, Gillian McKeith, Celia Hammond and Bollywood actress Sofia Hayat are set to attend a glitzy gala screening and celebrity fundraiser in Leicester Square...

    Animal Defenders International calls for Government action as Conservative MP blocks circus ban

    21 November 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has called on the Government to do more to pass the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill, which has today been blocked by a Conservative MP for a fifth time. The latest setback...

    ADI and PEACE criticise ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ film for using an abused circus elephant

    17 November 2014

    Release date: 3 November 2014 Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Put an End to Animal Cruelty and Exploitation (PEACE) have condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’...

    TV LEGEND BOB BARKER FUNDS ‘LION’S SHARE’ OF SUCCESSFUL MISSION TO SAVE CIRCUS ANIMALS IN PERU

    13 November 2014

    Philanthropist and multi Emmy award-winning TV legend Bob Barker has generously donated $500,000 to fund the ‘lion’s share’ of an epic mission by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to help enforce the...

    History in the making – wild animals say goodbye to the circus in Peru

    13 November 2014

    Having secured the ban, Animal Defenders International undertake record-breaking rescue mission London-based Animal Defenders International (ADI) has emptied the last circus of its wild animals in Peru...

    NAVS objects to AstraZeneca plans for animal research facility at new HQ in Cambridge

    13 November 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has objected to plans submitted by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for an animal research facility in Cambridge. The facility will be located within a £330...

    Annual Review 2013

    11 November 2014

    A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2013 for Animal Defenders International, National Anti-Vivisection Society and Lord Dowding Fund. Download Annual Review...

    Annual Review 2013 Supporters & Finances

    11 November 2014

    Everything you have read in these pages has been made possible by the kindness and generosity of our supporters. Our supporters know that our record stands for itself – given the resources, we will...

    Annual Review 2013 Investigations

    11 November 2014

    Our video and photographic evidence is a cornerstone of our campaigns all over the world, not just for ADI’s work, but it is used by many other organisations. Pictured: A heavily pregnant monkey is...

    Annual Review 2013 Animal Rescues

    11 November 2014

    Our animal rescue work is tied to our campaigns. We often rescue animals during our investigations, or take legal action to seize and relocate animals whose plight we have exposed. Pictured: In 2013...

    Annual Review 2013 Lion Ark

    10 November 2014

    In late 2010, ADI began operations in Bolivia to enforce the ban on all animals in circuses we had secured two years before. Only one circus had complied with the law, for eight others it was business...

    Annual Review 2013 Animals in Entertainment

    10 November 2014

    Our Animals in Entertainment campaign addresses the use of performing animals in areas other than circuses – where animals suffer or are abused simply in the name of public amusement. Some of the abusive...

    Wild animal circus ban blocked again, as big cats suffer in Scotland

    7 November 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is dismayed that the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick MP has been blocked for a fourth time by Conservative MP Christopher Chope. The latest...

    No respite for circus big cats, still on show and facing bleak Scottish winter

    7 November 2014

    ADI calls for measures to ban wild animal acts to be brought in swiftly to prevent further suffering
    New footage filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and reported by the Daily Mirror...

    Annual Review 2013 Conservation

    6 November 2014

    The UK Government ignored scientific evidence and public and parliamentary opposition and pressed ahead with an unjustified culling of wild badgers. Thousands marched on Parliament and a petition instigated...

    Annual Review 2013 Fur Stop

    6 November 2014

    Iconic fashion model Twiggy joined ADI in urging fashionistas during London Fashion Week “to make an ethical choice and reject real fur.” ADI ‘foxes’ also protested outside Harvey Nichols, Burberry, Harrods,...

    Annual Review 2013 My Mate’s a Primate

    6 November 2014

    Since 2005, the My Mate’s A Primate campaign has highlighted the exploitation of primates – in entertainment, the pet trade, for bushmeat and for experiments. Through our investigations, research and...

    Annual Review 2013 Stop Circus Suffering

    6 November 2014

    Our global ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign secured more victories in 2013; the campaign has secured legislation to protect animals in multiple countries. Colombia took the total to five countries...

    Annual Review 2013 Research Without Animals

    6 November 2014

    We saw that the complete test replacement strategy was critical in finally delivering the end of cosmetics testing throughout Europe. This offers the greatest hope for animals all over the world. Through...

    Annual Review 2013 Kick Animal Testing out of the House!

    5 November 2014

    2013 saw the final phase of the EU Directive phasing out cosmetics testing on animals and prohibiting the marketing of animal tested cosmetics in Europe. Now legislation has been tabled to do the same...

    Annual Review 2013 President's Appeal

    4 November 2014

    URGENT: WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR OPERATION SPIRIT OF FREEDOM IN PERUI am writing from the ADI Spirit of Freedom Rescue Centre in Peru – where we are enforcing the ban on wild animals in circuses that we...

    Annual Review 2013 Animal Experiments

    4 November 2014

    Our work exposes horrific suffering inside laboratories, but we also provide scientific critiques of animal experiments and argue for adoption of advanced scientific replacement methods. We engage with...

    Annual Review 2013 Who we are

    4 November 2014

    Education–Awareness–New Methods–Replacements–Social and Regulatory Change Pictured: Exposed: We took our hidden cameras into the shocking secret world of the laboratory monkey dealers and launched campaigns...

    Annual Review 2013 President’s Overview

    4 November 2014

    There is no real dividing line between one year’s work and that of the next, as our work moves seamlessly forward. Continuity is the hallmark of our work, we do not give up. With this Annual Review coming...

    MULTI-AWARD WINNING ACTION-DOCUMENTARY LION ARK ROARS INTO CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK

    4 November 2014

    Lion Ark, the multi award-winning film which charts the dramatic rescue and relocation of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia by Animal Defenders International is set to land in cinemas across the UK from...

    Calls for wild animal ban as circus big cats arrive in Scotland for first time in years

    31 October 2014

    MSP Kevin Stewart urges government to take action in new motion
    The arrival of lions and tigers from a circus in England to Aberdeenshire – the first wild circus animals to be seen in the country...

    Wild circus animals come to Scotland, as warned by ADI Lions and tigers from English circus to spend

    31 October 2014

    Lions and tigers from one of two circuses licensed to perform in England with wild animal acts are set to spend the cold winter months in Aberdeenshire, as reported by the Evening Express. The move comes...

    Wild animal circus ban blocked again

    24 October 2014

    Romford MP claims Government involvement
    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has questioned whether Government is sabotaging its own efforts to prohibit wild animal circus acts after the Wild...

    Lone MP blocks popular wild animal circus ban bill

    17 October 2014

    A backbench bill championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to bring in a popular ban on the use of wild animals in circuses has been blocked once again by Conservative MP, Andrew Rosindell at...

    Circus inspections reveal multiple failings as politicians consider wild animal ban

    16 October 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned the continued suffering of wild animals in circuses as Parliament prepares to consider a ban on such acts this Friday. Inspection reports for the two...

    Pressure mounts on Arts Council to cut funds to Irish animal circuses

    10 October 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) are urging The Arts Council of Ireland to end its controversial funding of animal circuses, ahead of today’s deadline for 2015...

    ADI and NSPCA criticise 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man' film for using an abused circus elephant

    9 October 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and National Council for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) have condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’ for its use of...

    ADI Films signs deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for worldwide TV distribution deal for aw

    7 October 2014

    ADI Films has signed an exclusive deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) to sell action-documentary Lion Ark. The independently made, multi-award winning film will be distributed worldwide...

    Animal Defenders International and ARAN applaud Ards Borough Council for voting to ban animal circus

    3 October 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have applauded a decision by Ards Borough Council to ban all travelling circuses with performing animals from public land. The...

    Animal Defenders International offers to help rehome wild animals from British circuses

    24 September 2014

    Rescue team currently assisting in enforcement of circus ban in Peru
    Ahead of the anticipated wild animal circus ban promised by Government, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has offered...

    Animal Defenders International reveals this season’s must have ahead of London Fashion Week

    11 September 2014

    As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching what looks set to be this season’s must have for those wanting to put a splash of compassion into fashion. ADI’s new 'Is...

    ADI calls for traumatic monkey separation experiments to be halted

    10 September 2014

    ADI is calling on the University of Wisconsin at Madison to halt plans to revive traumatic and needless maternal deprivation research that will see newborn monkeys torn from their mothers and subjected...

    Animal Defenders International calls for traumatic monkey separation experiments to be halted

    9 September 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the University of Wisconsin at Madison to halt plans to revive traumatic and needless research that will see newborn monkeys torn from their mothers and...

    NAVS WELCOMES LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PLANS TO CURB ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS AND INCREASE FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE

    9 September 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed Liberal Democrat pledges to reduce animal experiments and increase funding for non-animal alternatives. The commitments follow discussions with...

    New bill to ban wild animals in circuses stumbles, next Second Reading 17 October

    5 September 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is disappointed that a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses has stumbled after a new bill introduced by former Defra Minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP was blocked at...

    The transportation of primates for research

    4 September 2014

    The most commonly used laboratory primates are macaques, marmosets, tamarins, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, spider monkeys and capuchins. The latest statistics show that 6,095 primates were used for...

    Wild animal circus ban one step closer as celebrities, MPs and campaigners unite to back new bill

    3 September 2014

    An end to the use of wild animals in British circuses has moved one step closer today following the introduction of a new bill by former Labour Defra Minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP. Animal Defenders International...

    New BBC drama “Our Zoo” under fire over wild animal use

    3 September 2014

    Controversial animal supplier recently challenged over bear appearance located in David Cameron’s constituency Leading animals in entertainment campaign group Animal Defenders International (ADI) has...

    Brian Blessed and Peter Tatchell join former Defra Minister Jim Fitzpatrick to launch circus bill

    3 September 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the organisation spearheading the campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses in Britain, is backing a new bill introduced today by former Labour Defra Minister...

    Ricky Gervais, Dame Judi Dench and Brian Blessed support wild animal circus ban as new bill launched

    3 September 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), who is spearheading the campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses in Britain, has teamed up with the multi-talented Ricky Gervais and legendary actors...

    NEEDLESS USE OF MONKEYS IN DISEASE RESEARCH REVEALED AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY

    1 September 2014

    Ahead of International Primate Day on September 1st, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has revealed how monkeys are needlessly being used for disease research in the UK and around the world,...

    Lion who attacked teacher in Peru in care of animal organization helping to enforce circus ban

    1 September 2014

    The circus lion involved in an attack on a teacher in Cuzco, Peru – footage of which has received worldwide media attention – has been removed from the circus by the Peruvian government and handed over...

    Animal Defenders International launches monkey rescue appeal for International Primate Day

    28 August 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching an appeal to help monkeys saved from the circus and pet trade in Peru, ahead of International Primate Day, an awareness day held on September 1 during...

    Elephants giving rides at this year’s Kansas City Renaissance Festival were abused, says ADI

    27 August 2014

    August 26, 2014, BONNER SPRINGS, KS – Elephants supplied for rides at this year’s Kansas City Renaissance Festival have been filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) being beaten by their handler,...

    NAVS reveals deadly dog experiments as Minister considers breeding farm plans

    27 August 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has today revealed how beagle dogs were experimented on and killed during tests conducted by the St George’s, University of London and notorious contract testing...

    Animal Defenders International urges Oxfordshire show to pull bear cub appearance

    21 August 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the organisers of the Enstone Annual Show to halt plans to feature a bear cub. The event is being held at the village’s sports and social club, located...

    Huge rescue mission launched in Peru to save suffering circus animals

    18 August 2014

    ADI calls for circus lion who attacked teacher to be handed to authorities.
    AUGUST 18, 2014 - Animal Defenders International (ADI) is embarking on an important collaboration with Peru’s authorities...

    Wildlife experts speak out against circus suffering in Britain

    18 August 2014

    Sky News Sunrise reports David Cameron’s commitment to ban “outdated practice” ahead of circus bill launch A leading wildlife vet and a UNEP conservation ambassador have spoken out against the “degrading...

    NAVS calls for an end to gruesome animal tests conducted in secret at top London universities

    14 August 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has revealed flawed and unjustifiable animal experiments, approved by the Home Office and carried out by London universities. The tests were discovered when...

    ADI supporter sponsors Stop Circus Suffering billboards to urge residents to shun animal circuses

    11 August 2014

    ADI is calling on residents of Bakersfield, California, to stay away from circuses with wild animals with six new billboards that went up across the city on August 11th. The bold message “Stop Circus Suffering”...

    ADI video reveals elephants used for children’s rides at Indiana State Fair are abused

    11 August 2014

    August 11, 2014, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The elephant trainer, Habib Omar, who is currently at the Indiana State Fair offering rides on elephants owned by Carson and Barnes Circus, was caught on video by Animal...

    Stop Circus Suffering Billboards Urge Bakersfield Residents to Shun Animal Circuses

    11 August 2014

    August 11, 2014, BAKERSFIELD, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the local community to stay away from circuses with wild animals with six new billboards that went up today around...

    Hundreds of thousands of animals experimented on in Scotland

    8 August 2014

    Monkeys, dogs and horses subjected to an increased number of tests The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has expressed its dismay at figures that show 619,798 animals were experimented on in...

    Bear Mountain Wildlife show at Erie County Fair condemned by ADI

    7 August 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned the appearance of the Bear Mountain Wildlife Show at Erie County Fair in Sandusky, Ohio stating how the animals in the act are forced to perform demeaning...

    NAVS welcomes significant drop in Welsh animal experiments

    1 August 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) welcomes new figures that show Wales has bucked the upward trend in animal experiments across Britain. The nation conducted significantly fewer animal experiments...

    ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering

    18 July 2014

    Animal Defenders International holds week of action asking the public to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. July 18, 2014, LOS ANGELES, CA – Animal Defenders...

    NAVS SUBMITS EVIDENCE SUPPORTING REJECTION OF PLANS TO BREED DOGS IN YORKSHIRE FOR EXPERIMENTS

    18 July 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society has submitted evidence from its shocking investigation of beagle tests in the UK as part of its formal objection to plans to build a facility in Grimston, Yorkshire...

    Former Defra Minister fronts new circus bill

    17 July 2014

    Prime Minister confirms to celebrity campaigners that wild animal acts are an “outdated practice” Former Defra Minister fronts new circus bill as Prime Minister confirms to celebrity campaigners that...

    Letter Template – Take Action for the Monkeys!

    11 July 2014

    Please urge local and state officials to take measures to cancel plans for Prelabs’ Primera facility in Labelle, using our template letter below. Send letters to the following: Senator Dwight Bullard https://www.flsenate.gov/senators/findhttps://www.flsenate.gov/senators/find 305-234-2208...

    Animal experiments in Britain rise again

    10 July 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is dismayed that, the number of animal experiments is continuing to rise, climbing to 4.12 million experiments. The publication today of the Home Office’s...

    Raise money for ADI when you shop online

    1 July 2014

    Did you know that your online purchases can be turned into donations for ADI through Easyfundraising, who work with over 2,700 well known retailers in the UK? That's right! Retailers including Amazon,...

    ADI y AnimaNaturalis Internacional critican la película El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se larg

    1 July 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) y AnimaNaturalis Internacional condenan la película El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó por usar una elefanta abusada en un circo. La película, dirigida por...

    ADI and ARAN criticise ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ film for using an abused circus elephant

    1 July 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’ for its use of an abused circus elephant. The...

    Circus madness – ADI reveals suffering of Britain’s last performing big cats

    30 June 2014

    Government inaction on circus ban results in continued suffering for wild animals Animals from the only big cat act to perform in a British circus have been filmed by Animal Defenders International...

    ADI criticises ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ film for using an abused circus elephant

    25 June 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’ for its use of an abused circus elephant. The film is directed by Felix Herngren and...

    Elephants giving rides at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this summer were abused, says Animal Defenders

    20 June 2014

    Elephants supplied for rides this summer at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom have been filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) being beaten and electric shocked with stun guns by their owners Have Trunk...

    Circus elephants used for children’s rides go out of control

    20 June 2014

    Just weeks after a Bill to outlaw the use of wild animals in US circuses was introduced to Congress (Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act – H.R. 4525), Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released...

    Circus association misjudges political mood over wild animal ban

    17 June 2014

    MPs rally for bill to be passed June 13, 2014: Animal Defenders International (ADI) has called out the circus industry over claims made in a statement issued in response to the news that the promised...

    Sir Paul McCartney joins NAVS in calling for an end to animal experiment secrecy

    13 June 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Sir Paul McCartney, who has joined the NAVS campaign to end secrecy in animal experiments in the UK. Sir Paul is joined by 24 fellow...

    Non-animal chemical testing in Europe reviewed

    12 June 2014

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published its latest report into progress with non-animal alternatives used under the REACH regulations. The regulations, which were the subject of fierce debate...

    Opportunity missed to tackle primate pet issue

    10 June 2014

    Leading animal protection organisation Animal Defenders International (ADI) has branded the release of a report today into the keeping of primates as pets as a “missed opportunity” to tackle this serious...

    Ricky Gervais and Paul O'Grady call to end animal experiment secrecy

    10 June 2014

    24 celebrities join NAVS call to repeal Section 24 – the animal experiment ‘secrecy clause’ The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Ricky Gervais and Paul O’Grady, who...

    Disappointment as wild animal circus ban omitted from Queen’s speech

    4 June 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has expressed its immense disappointment that the bill to ban wild animals in circuses has not been included in the Queen’s speech, for a second year and as anticipated,...

    NAVS vows to block appeal to breed dogs in Yorkshire for experiments

    3 June 2014

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society has vowed to once again contest plans to build a facility to breed beagles and other animals for experiments in Yorkshire. The company responsible has lodged an appeal...

    "HABITUAL BRUTALIDAD EN GRANJAS DE MONOS DE LABORATORIO"

    2 June 2014

    "HABITUAL BRUTALIDAD EN GRANJAS DE MONOS DE LABORATORIO", ADI MUESTRA COMO UN DISTRIBUIDOR ESPAÑOL ES EXPUESTO Animal Defenders International (ADI) ha publicado hoy impactantes imágenes al interior...

    This Saturday – Lion Ark Screens in Chico, CA in Honor of Dr. Mel Richardson

    30 May 2014

    This Saturday, May 31st, two very special screenings of the award-winning animal rescue film Lion Ark will be held in honor of the late Dr. Mel Richardson, veterinarian during Operation Lion Ark and one...

    VIDEO: “Brutality on laboratory monkey farms endemic” says ADI as another dealer is exposed

    29 May 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released shocking images from inside a huge facility in Spain that imports monkeys from Mauritius and sells them to the US and around the world for experiments....

    Sir Roger Moore & Imelda Staunton OBE urge Queen to ensure wild animal circus ban passed swiftly

    28 May 2014

    Honoured and award-winning actors Sir Roger Moore KBE, best known as James Bond, and Imelda Staunton OBE, who stars in new Disney film Maleficent which is released today, have joined Animal Defenders International’s...

    Award-Winning Film “Lion Ark” Hosts Special Screenings in Honor of Dr. Mel Richardson

    27 May 2014

    Award-winning animal rescue film Lion Ark will hold two special screenings to raise funds for Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) upcoming rescue operation in Peru. The screenings will be held in honor...

    Lion Ark premieres in Austria at Crossroads Festival

    25 May 2014

    Graz, Austria – Critically acclaimed documentary Lion Ark will premiere in Austria at the Crossroads Festival in Graz on May 31. The premiere will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Animal...

    Ed Asner “bitterly disappointed" to miss Lion Ark premiere in Austin

    25 May 2014

    May 23, 2014, AUSTIN, TX – A host of special guests will be attending the glittering red carpet Texas State Premiere of award-winning animal rescue documentary Lion Ark this Sunday, May 25th at the Stateside...

    Statement by ADI President Jan Creamer about proposed Monkey Breeding Facility in Labelle, FL

    21 May 2014

    Primera has failed to address a number of serious economic, environmental, agricultural, and public health issues associated with its proposed monkey breeding facility in Labelle, Florida. As noted...

    Statement by ADI President Jan Creamer about proposed Monkey Breeding facility in Labelle, FL

    21 May 2014

    Primera has failed to address a number of serious economic, environmental, agricultural, and public health issues associated with its proposed monkey breeding facility in Labelle, Florida. As noted...

    Ketchum, Idaho Passes Ban on Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

    20 May 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the Ketchum City Council for unanimously voting to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in their community. The ban was passed during this week’s City Council...

    European elections 2014 – where the parties stand on animal welfare

    16 May 2014

    As voters across Europe prepare to elect MEPs later this month, Animal Defenders International has studied the parties’ manifestos to see who is addressing concerns about the welfare of animals. Due...

    Please participate in Government consultation on Section 24

    14 May 2014

    Your help needed to end the secret suffering of animals in UK laboratories
    The UK Government has finally launched its public consultation on the review of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures)...

    NAVS Answer Guide to UK Government Consultation on the Review of Section 24

    14 May 2014

    To assist you with participation in the UK Government’s consultation on the review of section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, the NAVS has provided this answer guide to help guide you...

    Screen legend Ed Asner, artist Asher Jay and hero dog The Colonel join VIP guests at Lion Ark Texas

    2 May 2014

    May 2, 2014, AUSTIN, TX – Actor Ed Asner and artist Asher Jay with hero dog The Colonel, will be attending the glittering Texas State Premiere for the award-winning film Lion Ark on May 25th at the Stateside...

    ADI calls for help to get circus animal ban in Queen’s Speech

    1 May 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging MPs to support a new Early Day Motion (EDM 1301) tabled yesterday that calls on the Government to take urgent action to ban wild animals in circuses. Legislation...

    Historic Bill to end use of wild animals in traveling circuses launched in Congress

    30 April 2014

    Historic Bill to end use of wild animals in traveling circuses launched in Congress Animal Defenders International welcomes Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act introduced by Congressman Jim Moran...

    Chris Packham supports NAVS to end secret suffering in laboratories

    30 April 2014

    CHRIS PACKHAM SUPPORTS NAVS TO END SECRET SUFFERING IN LABORATORIES AS GOVERNMENT CONSULTS PUBLIC ON ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS Government launches public consultation on animal experiment secrecy Chris...

    Ben Goldsmith says NON! to Air France monkey flights

    28 April 2014

    Ben Goldsmith says NON! to Air France monkey flights during National Anti-Vivisection Society’s 35th Lab Animal Week Sustainable investment leader Ben Goldsmith has said ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey...

    Ketchum and Blaine vote to progress wild animal circus ban

    25 April 2014

    Ketchum Council and Blaine County Commissioners vote unanimously to progress banning wild animals from the circus April 24, 2014, Blaine County, ID – Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the...

    Peter Tatchell says NON! to Air France monkey flights

    25 April 2014

    Peter Tatchell says NON! to Air France monkey flights during National Anti-Vivisection Society’s 35th Lab Animal Week Human rights and animal rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said ‘NON!’ to cruel...

    Chris Packham says NON! to Air France monkey flights

    24 April 2014

    Chris Packham says NON! to Air France monkey flights during National Anti-Vivisection Society’s 35th Lab Animal Week TV presenter Chris Packham has said ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey shipments as...

    “Brutality on laboratory monkey farms endemic” say NAVS as another dealer is exposed

    24 April 2014

    To mark the 35th Lab Animal Week, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has today released shocking images from inside a huge facility in Tarragona, Spain, that imports monkeys from Mauritius and...

    Carol Royle says NON! to Air France monkey flights

    23 April 2014

    Carol Royle says NON! to Air France monkey flights during National Anti-Vivisection Society’s 35th Lab Animal Week Actress Carol Royle has said ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey shipments as part of...

    Celebrity support for Week of Action Against Air France

    22 April 2014

    Wildlife presenter Chris Packham, actress Carol Royle, social justice campaigner Peter Tatchell and TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster have said ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey shipments as part of our...

    Wendy Turner-Webster says NON! to Air France monkey flights

    22 April 2014

    Wendy Turner-Webster says NON! to Air France monkey flights during National Anti-Vivisection Society’s 35th Lab Animal Week TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster has said ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey...

    ADI holds week of action to stop Air France monkey flights

    21 April 2014

    Animal Defenders International holds week of action to stop Air France monkey flights for 35th Lab Animal Week Animal Defenders International will be saying ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey shipments...

    NAVS holds week of action to stop Air France monkey flights

    21 April 2014

    National Anti-Vivisection Society holds week of action to stop Air France monkey flights for 35th Lab Animal Week Celebrities will be saying ‘NON!’ to cruel Air France monkey shipments as part of a...

    ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ criticised for using abused circus elephant

    19 April 2014

    ADI and Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit criticise ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man’ film for using an abused circus elephant Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit have condemned ‘The 100-year-old...

    Spanish lab monkey dealer exposed: video gallery

    17 April 2014

    An investigation by ADI has revealed shocking scenes inside a huge facility in Tarragona, Spain, that imports monkeys from Mauritius and distributes them around the world for experiments. Donate now...

    Week of Action Against Air France!

    17 April 2014

    From April 21st until April 28th ADI is undertaking a Week of Action Against Air France – Air France recently became the last remaining commercial airline to transport monkeys to laboratories around the...

    Brutality exposed at Spanish monkey dealer who supplies US labs

    17 April 2014

    An investigation by ADI has revealed shocking scenes inside a huge facility in Tarragona, Spain, that imports monkeys from Mauritius and distributes them to the US and around the world for experiments....

    Gillian McKeith: "Why we must banish circuses with wild animal acts from Scotland"

    16 April 2014

    When I was a wee girl, I was taken to the circus by my family, as many of us were. I watched tigers jump through fiery hoops and a ringmaster perform what appeared to be death-defying stunts with lions....

    Lion Ark Roars and the Audience Purrs: Rescue Documentary Picks Up Sixth Award

    14 April 2014

    Lion Ark wins more hearts at Palm Beach International Film Festival taking Audience Favorite Best Documentary The dramatic live action rescue documentary Lion Ark brought its tally of awards to six...

    Plymouth Bans the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

    9 April 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is celebrating as Plymouth, Massachusetts bans the use of wild animals in circuses. Plymouth Massachusetts Town Representatives on April 5, 2014 voted 72 to 47 to enact...

    “We are going to do it.” David Cameron promises ADI deputation

    9 April 2014

    “We are going to do it.” David Cameron promises Animal Defenders International deputation headed by Stanley Johnson and Peter Tatchell that he will ban wild animal circuses Stanley Johnson, Peter Tatchell...

    70 celebrities and politicians unite to call for wild animal circus ban

    8 April 2014

    70 celebrities and politicians unite with Animal Defenders International to call on David Cameron to implement wild animal circus ban Over 70 celebrities and politicians have joined Animal Defenders...

    Dramatic Lion Rescue Documentary Opens at Palm Beach International Film Festival Saturday

    4 April 2014

    Lion Ark screening at 4pm to be followed by a Q&A with Director and Rescue Team member Aard–winning animal rescue documentary Lion Ark showcases at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, this Saturday,...

    2014 Lab Animal Week Collections

    2 April 2014

    This year we are raising awareness and vital funds to help the NAVS expose the plight of monkeys snatched from the wild and kept in brutal breeding facilities, their offspring sent to laboratories around...

    Texas Gala Movie Premiere to Raise Funds for Massive International Animal Rescue

    1 April 2014

    The Texas State Premiere of the award-winning wildlife rescue documentary Lion Ark – about the rescue of 25 lions – will be given extra bite as the event is to raise funds to send the team back to South...

    Award-Winning Animal Rescue Film Screens This Week & Next at Palm Beach Film Festival

    31 March 2014

    Animal rescue documentary Lion Ark returns to Florida at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, screening this Saturday, April 5th at 4pm and next Wednesday, April 9th at 11:30am. Both screenings...

    Air France Last Passenger Airline to Ship Monkeys for Tests After China Southern Airlines Pulls Out

    28 March 2014

    Air France is now the only passenger airline transporting monkeys to laboratories around the world after China Southern Airlines confirmed that it will no longer transport monkeys destined for experiments. ADI...

    Elephant Ride Company Owner Says They Are Not Returning To San Diego County Fair

    28 March 2014

    The controversial Riverside elephant provider, Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), announced today that they will not be bringing elephants back to San Diego County Fair for rides this year. In an interview...

    Lions come roaring into the Palm Beach International Film Festival

    26 March 2014

    Multi–award–winning animal rescue documentary Lion Ark returns to Florida at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, screening on April 5th at 4pm and April 9th at 11:30am. Both screenings will be...

    Animal Defenders International Praises Noah Film

    26 March 2014

    Leading entertainment animal campaign organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) has thanked Director Darren Aronofsky for using computer generated imagery (CGI) instead of performing animals in...

    Danger of wild animal circus acts highlighted by damage caused by escaped elephants

    26 March 2014

    March 25, 2014, ST. CHARLES, MO — Leading animal protection organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) has stated that the escape of three circus elephants from the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles,...

    Lab Animal Week 2015

    25 March 2014

    The trade in monkeys for research is a brutal one, with animals torn from the wild and used as breeding machines, their offspring snatched away from them and exported to laboratories around the world for...

    Controversial Elephant Trainer Drops Industry Accreditation

    20 March 2014

    Controversial elephant trainer Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) has announced that it is no longer certified under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). In 2011, leading animal protection organization...

    Letter to Member of Congress - Humane Cosmetics Act

    19 March 2014

    Please feel free to use the following letter to send to your Member of Congress. Dear [Member of Congress] I urge you to support the Humane Cosmetics Act (HR2790), introduced by Rep. Martha McSally...

    ADI and PETA criticise 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man' film for using an abused circus elephant

    14 March 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and PETA have condemned ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’ for its use of an abused circus elephant. The film is directed by Felix Herngren...

    “Not in my name” – Students call on Whitemarsh Township Board to end circus suffering

    12 March 2014

    Three twelve year old students from Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH) Academy Middle School in Philadelphia, PA have been invited to give a presentation about the suffering of circus animals during this week’s...

    Anne the elephant to remain alone

    5 March 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the good news that after a three-year wait, Anne the abused ex-circus elephant will finally be given her own accommodation at Longleat Safari & Adventure...

    NAVS and ADI highlight UK's role in wildlife exploitation on first World Wildlife Day

    3 March 2014

    On the first World Wildlife Day, leading animal protection organisations the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) are highlighting the UK’s role in the continued...

    ADI and NAVS highlight UK's role in wildlife exploitation on first World Wildlife Day

    3 March 2014

    On the first World Wildlife Day, leading animal protection organisations Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) are highlighting the UK’s role in the continued...

    Animal Defender UK Spring 2014

    28 February 2014

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Spring 2014. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. If you would like to help us continue the vital work that we do...

    Appeal UK Spring 2014

    27 February 2014

    Special Appeal from ADI and NAVS Chief ExecutiveThe animal experimentation industry is the most secretive of all the industries where animals suffer and die, with nobody but us to speak up for them. For...

    Animals in movies, TV and advertising Spring 2014

    27 February 2014

    When ADI heard that Welsh TV channel S4C was using elephants for its film Y Syrcas, we expressed dismay and requested details of the supplier. They declined, but we learned Citta and Sandra, wild-caught...

    Stop Circus Suffering Global round-up Spring 2014

    27 February 2014

    Belgium: In December, the parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the Bill banning the use of wild animals in circuses. It now awaits approval from the Senate before...

    Stop Circus Suffering Latin America Spring 2014

    27 February 2014

    Brazil: A ban on the use of ALL animals in circuses has been passed in Brazil’s second most populous state, Minas Gerais. Deputies approved the Bill in December and...

    Stop Circus Suffering USA Spring 2014

    27 February 2014

    West Hollywood City Council has unanimously voted to ban the display and performance of wild animals. Ahead of the vote, ADI worked with council member and sponsor Jeffery Prang on the language of the...

    Healthy animals killed at Copenhagen Zoo and Longleat

    27 February 2014

    Outrage swept the world, and ADI was interviewed by Russia Today (pictured), when Marius, a young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo, was killed and then butchered in front of children. The zoo ignored multiple...

    Attempts to limit proposed British circus ban defeated

    27 February 2014

    Great news! EFRA proposals rejectedAs reported in the last Animal Defender, the Parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) had recommended that the scope of Britain’s proposed ban...

    ADI undercover investigation exposes HORROR IN KOREAN MONKEY TRAINING FACILITY

    27 February 2014

    An ADI undercover investigation has revealed horrific suffering behind the scenes at South Korea’s Monkey School. The School puts on shows in which monkeys are dressed and made to walk and behave like...

    Bill to allow rescued primates into the US

    27 February 2014

    At present, it is not possible for animal protection groups, like ADI, to bring rescued monkeys into the US – despite the US importing huge numbers of laboratory monkeys! Tilin, the baboon we rescued in...

    ADI calls for primate pet ban in UK

    27 February 2014

    An inquiry into the keeping of primates as pets in the UK was launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) before Christmas. No official numbers are kept on primate pets in the...

    Iran sends second monkey into space

    27 February 2014

    At the end of 2013, the Iranian Space Agency announced they had launched a second monkey into space. According to a tweet from President Hassan Rouhani the monkey, named Fargam, was “returned safe & sound”...

    Lion Rescue Team at Sedona Film Festival for Arizona State Premiere of Lion Ark

    25 February 2014

    Dramatic animal rescue documentary Lion Ark opens at 6pm on Thursday, February 27th at Sedona International Film Festival and will be followed by a Q&A with the couple who led the rescue team and went...

    Lion Rescue Team at Sedona Film Festival for Arizona State Premiere of Lion Ark

    25 February 2014

    Dramatic animal rescue documentary Lion Ark opens at 6pm on Thursday, February 27th at Sedona International Film Festival and will be followed by a Q&A with the couple who led the rescue team and went...

    Lion Rescue Team at Sedona Film Festival for Arizona State Premiere of Lion Ark

    25 February 2014

    Dramatic animal rescue documentary Lion Ark opens at 6pm on Thursday, February 27th at Sedona International Film Festival and will be followed by a Q&A with the couple who led the rescue team and went...

    VICTORY Owl monkey capture ended

    25 February 2014

    The cruel practice of trapping wild owl monkeys for use in experiments has been prohibited by Colombia’s Council of State. This spells the end of the trapping operation run by Manuel Elkin Patarroyo at...

    Cosmetic testing in India and China

    25 February 2014

    India moves away from cosmetic testingThe Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) in India recently recommended to the Union Health Ministry that a provision be introduced in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules...

    VICTORY Beagle Farm Plans Defeated

    25 February 2014

    In November 2013, the NAVS celebrated success for a second time in the battle to stop the construction of a beagle breeding facility in the Yorkshire village of Grimston. Thanks to campaigning by the NAVS,...

    News briefs Spring 2014

    25 February 2014

    Petition hits target! Over 1.3 million EU citizens signed the STOP VIVISECTION petition, supported by the NAVS, calling for a phase out of animal experiments across Europe. The European Commission is...

    ADI Latin American team honoured

    25 February 2014

    As part of the Latin American Environmental Organizations Day celebrations, the Council of Bogota honoured ADI’s work in Colombia to protect wild animals and our campaign to save Nala. Read more about...

    Dr. Mel Richardson and Tony Moore

    25 February 2014

    Dr. Mel Richardson 1950-2014It is with profound sadness that we report the death of Dr Mel Richardson, a dear friend and colleague on 3rd January. Known to many as simply “Dr Mel”, he was the overseeing...

    A huge task ahead of us – Peruvian rescue mission

    25 February 2014

    URGENT: Donate now for ADI’s rescue missionADI has been busy setting in motion the complex preparations that are required to undertake the rescue of Peru’s wild circus animals – which looks set to be a...

    Lion Ark Takes Off!

    24 February 2014

    In October, we unveiled Lion Ark – the feature-length documentary which tells the story of how the ban on animal circuses in Bolivia was secured and the animals saved. Legendary actor Brian Blessed...

    Secret suffering: UK Government delays again

    24 February 2014

    An end to secrecy on animal experiments in the UK would clearly provide the best opportunity to properly consider whether alternatives to animal use have been considered, or, through wider scientific scrutiny,...

    UK third largest user of animals in EU

    24 February 2014

    New statistics on the number of animals used in research in the European Union reveal the UK as the third largest user of animals. The total number of animals recorded across the EU was 11,481,521. However,...

    EXPOSED Monkey hell on paradise isle

    24 February 2014

    The true horror of the laboratory monkey trade has been uncovered by our field officers and released simultaneously in the UK and USA by the NAVS and ADI USA. Our team infiltrated the secret world...

    Volunteer speakers needed!

    21 February 2014

    Animal Defenders International is currently recruiting volunteer speakers in Los Angeles to undertake presentations on our work in local schools. Volunteer speakers will talk to students about ADI’s work,...

    Animal rescue film in the chase for NAACP Image Award

    20 February 2014

    Lion Ark, the feature length documentary about the rescue of 25 lions from cruel circuses in Bolivia, will be up for an Outstanding International Motion Picture award at the 45th NAACP Image Awards ceremony...

    Lions Come Roaring into the Beloit Film Festival

    20 February 2014

    The independent animal rescue documentary Lion Ark, which has been taking the film festival circuit by storm in recent months, will make its Wisconsin State Premiere tomorrow night at the Beloit International...

    ADI catches BBC in hot water over dolphin documentary ‘Spy In The Pod’

    20 February 2014

    ‘Spy dolphin’ owners exposed for exploiting dolphins for entertainment Calls for BBC to sever ties with the animal entertainment industry 1,000 strong vigil planned for dolphins hunted for marine...

    Lion Ark Selected For 2014 Sedona International Film Festival

    18 February 2014

    Award-winning animal rescue film Lion Ark is one of 145+ independent films selected for the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival (February 22 – March 2, 2014). Celebrating more than 19 years of screenings...

    Lion Ark Rescue Movie Screens at Beloit Film Festival This Week

    18 February 2014

    Lion Ark, the dramatic documentary that tells the story of 25 lions rescued from cruel Bolivian circuses and their 5,000 mile journey to safety in the United States, will screen for three days next week...

    ADI reveals shocking conditions at South Korean "Monkey School"

    17 February 2014

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today released an undercover investigation that reveals shocking conditions and violations of animal protection law in South Korea at “Monkey School,” an attraction...

    Lion Ark Selected for 2014 Beloit International Film Festival

    11 February 2014

    Lion Ark, a documentary film by filmmaker Tim Phillips of ADI Films in Los Angeles, CA, is one of 100+ independent films selected for the ninth Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) in Beloit, Wisconsin,...

    Oppose monkey farm plans in Florida

    8 February 2014

    ADI’s undercover investigation exposed horrific treatment of monkeys at Biodia, a Mauritian monkey factory farm that supplies US laboratories, and revealed that many of these monkeys could soon be behind...

    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Video Gallery

    7 February 2014

    An investigation by ADI USA has revealed the hidden suffering of primates bred for research on the tropical island of Mauritius - one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the world, sending...

    Animal Defenders International Exposes Brutal Monkey Farm Sending Animals to U.S. Laboratories

    7 February 2014

    Conscious baby monkeys pinned down and tattooed without anesthetic Plans to set up a monkey breeding farm in Labelle, Florida Rising primate imports An undercover investigation by Animal Defenders...

    NAVS slams Government betrayal of laboratory animals

    7 February 2014

    Animal experiments have risen to 4 million per year – the highest on modern record Number of monkeys experimented on has risen 50% Government reports it does not measure its reduction target in numbers The...

    Government finally announces plan to reduce number of animal experiments

    7 February 2014

    GOVERNMENT FINALLY ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REDUCE NUMBER OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS, DAYS AFTER NAVS EXPOSÉ REVEALS BRUTAL MONKEY BREEDERS ARE GOING UNCHECKED Calls for Government to reduce animal experiments...

    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius

    6 February 2014

    An investigation by ADI USA has revealed the hidden suffering of primates bred for research on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Mauritius – one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the...

    NAVS Reveal Horror of Brutal Mauritian Farm

    2 February 2014

    NAVS REVEALS HORROR OF BRUTAL MAURITIAN FARM WHERE BABY MONKEYS ARE TORN FROM MOTHERS FOR UK LABORATORIES Baby monkeys torn from their mothers and tattooed without anaesthetic Monkeys locked in tiny...

    Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACP Image Award

    21 January 2014

    Lion Ark, the feature length documentary about the rescue of 25 lions from cruel circuses in Bolivia, has been nominated by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, in their Outstanding...

    Thousands Slashed From Arts Grants For Cruel Irish Animal Circuses

    15 January 2014

    Leading animal protection organisations Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have welcomed news that the Arts Council of Ireland has reduced funds to controversial...

    Lion Ark competes for “Best Documentary” at Irvine Film Festival

    13 January 2014

    This week, award-winning animal rescue film Lion Ark will compete for “Best Documentary” at the 2014 Irvine International Film Festival. Lion Ark screens on Tuesday, January 14, 2013 at the Laguna Hills...

    Lion Ark rescue movie screens at Irvine Film Festival Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    13 January 2014

    Lion Ark, the dramatic documentary that tells the story of 25 lions rescued from cruel Bolivian circuses and their 5,000 mile journey to safety in the United States, is one of eleven films competing at...

    ADI urges UK government to call time on primate pet trade

    13 January 2014

    Animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) is today urging the government to end the suffering of monkeys and lesser apes kept as pets by stopping the trade in these intelligent, wild...

    Award-Winning Film Lion Ark Selected for Irvine International Film Festival

    3 January 2014

    Lion Ark has been selected as one of eleven documentaries competing at the 2014 Irvine International Film Festival for “Best Documentary.” A total of over 50 films will be showcased at the prestigious...

    Key Moments of 2013

    23 December 2013

    Thank you so much for all you have done to support our campaigns to help animals during 2013. It has been another action-packed year and we hope you will enjoy reading our top ten key moments of 2013....

    ADI urges S4C boycott over controversial elephant use in Christmas film

    20 December 2013

    Leading animals in entertainment campaign organisation, Animal Defenders International (ADI), has called for viewers to switch off Welsh TV channel S4C over the festive period for its controversial use...

    Animal Defender US Winter 2013-2014

    18 December 2013

    Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Winter 2013-2014. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, click link at the bottom of this page to download...

    Briefs – Winter 2013-2014

    18 December 2013

    Primate labs at Harvard Medical School will “largely shut” by 2015. The University cites economics and strategy change. Four primates reportedly died due to oversights between 2010 and 2012. ADI is...

    Farewell to a dear friend: Pat Derby

    18 December 2013

    Pat Derby, co-founder with Ed Stewart of the wonderful PAWS and the ARK2000 sanctuary in California, passed away peacefully on February 15 after a two year battle with cancer. A kindred spirit and pioneer...

    Stop Circus Suffering Update (Winter 2013-2014)

    18 December 2013

    Stop Circus Suffering USAWe asked for your help to shine a light on circus cruelty in the US and you have set the world alight with this campaign ! In Bakersfield, California, our grateful thanks to...

    Failure to protect animals on-set

    18 December 2013

    An investigation by The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered instances where the American Humane Association (AHA) failed to protect animals on film and TV sets. The report comes only months after Barbara...

    More national bans on animal circuses, local ordinances and investigations...

    18 December 2013

    JOIN THE CAMPAIGN THAT IS CHANGING THE WORLD FOR PERFORMING ANIMALS VICTORY! Croatia has introduced a nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. Congratulations to all of the campaigners...

    British wild animal circus ban moves closer

    18 December 2013

    Some reports claim the UK has already banned the use of wild animals in circuses. This is not correct; the bill has been in committee and ADI recently fought off attempts to dilute it. At the start...

    URGENT: Donate now for ADI Peru rescue mission

    18 December 2013

    Help ADI save Peru’s circus animals. Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses over two years ago, now the Peruvian Government wants to work with us on enforcement – just as we did in Bolivia. We...

    Countdown to Colombia circus ban

    18 December 2013

    2007 – ADI release shocking footage of cruelty at Colombian circuses, with support of local group Mentes Verdes. 2007– We take legal action against one of the worst perpetrators of circus cruelty,...

    Victory! COLOMBIA & EL SALVADOR END WILD ANIMAL CIRCUSES

    18 December 2013

    On June 12, 2013, members of the Colombian Congress were greeted with a huge ‘Circus without animals’ banner and underneath, our photographic exhibition. Then a six year campaign ended as the Colombian...

    Iconic British fashion model Twiggy joined ADI in highlighting fur cruelty

    18 December 2013

    Iconic British fashion model Twiggy (America’s Next Top Model) joined ADI in highlighting the cruelty of fur paraded on catwalks during London Fashion Week. Twiggy, “Fur looks beautiful on animals,...

    ADI exposes cruel chimp show

    18 December 2013

    To mark International Primate Day, September 1 (founded by ADI) we revealed primate suffering and exploitation at Schwaben Park in Germany. One of Europe’s last chimpanzee shows where twice a day these...

    CA Bull Run Blocked

    18 December 2013

    Grant Yates, the City Manager of Lake Elsinore, California, denied a permit request from The Great Bull Run which hosts events across the US emulating the infamous Running of the Bulls in Spain. By denying...

    Circus Animals – protected in West Hollywood, but let down in Los Angeles

    18 December 2013

    The “bullhook ban” enforcement problem: This man is cleaning around the elephant, she is in the way, he hits her with the pitchfork he is using and kicks her. No one is around – that's when most violence...

    Iran and Russia send animals into Space

    18 December 2013

    In January, the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) reportedly sent a monkey into space. Press reports stated that the monkey – shown heavily restrained and clearly traumatized – “returned safely.” An ISA executive...

    Animal tested cosmetics

    18 December 2013

    On March 11 2013, history was made when the sale of cosmetics products tested on animals was prohibited across the European Union (EU). The testing of cosmetics on animals has been banned in the EU...

    Bob Barker heads up No Fun For Elephants campaign

    18 December 2013

    Central to ADI’s nationwide campaign to end the use of elephants for rides at county fairs and parades is the cruelty at Have Trunk Will Travel and Trunks & Humps. In March we launched a new video No Fun...

    Setback in Grass Valley

    18 December 2013

    Despite enormous public opposition, the Nevada County Fair Board decided to proceed with plans to offer Have Trunk Will Travel elephant rides at this year’s event and so was faced with protests each day...

    Victory in baby elephant battle

    18 December 2013

    Following our intense media and public campaign, Oregon Zoo confirmed that baby elephant Lily would not be handed over to disgraced performing animal suppliers Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT). Born at...

    UNBEARABLE - ADI exposes America’s performing bears

    18 December 2013

    For up to an hour a day, they are dressed up in clothes, have muzzles strapped around their mouths and are made to dance and perform demeaning tricks – the rest of their time is spent caged in tiny cells...

    Lion Ark TAKES OFF!

    18 December 2013

    In October, we unveiled a new tool to create awareness about animals: Lion Ark. This feature-length documentary tells the story of the investigations, the campaigns, the new law in Bolivia that ended...

    Appeal Winter 2013-2014

    18 December 2013

    I have pleasure in sharing our latest Animal Defender magazine, full of news about our campaigns and animal rescues. Click here to read the U.S. Winter 2012-2013 issue of Animal Defender Magazine. ...

    Anchorman 2 Caught in Hot Water at Seaworld

    16 December 2013

    Leading entertainment animal campaign organization, Animal Defenders International (ADI), has condemned Director Adam McKay for featuring abused Seaworld dolphins in upcoming movie Anchorman 2. The Paramount...

    Online Volunteering

    13 December 2013

    Online volunteering is a great way for people to make an impact on animal welfare and legislation online. This rapidly growing form of volunteering allows people to help the animals at a time and place...

    Collection tin in shops, cafes and other public places

    13 December 2013

    Can you spare a few hours for the animals? Are you able to help the NAVS by placing collection tins in local shops and businesses? You may already know the perfect place in your local area to place a tin....

    Lion Ark this weekend at Anchorage International Film Festival

    12 December 2013

    This weekend, the award-winning film Lion Ark will screen at Anchorage International Film Festival on Saturday, December 14th at 3:30pm at the Wilda Marston Theatre for FREE, followed by a second screening...

    UK Third Largest User of Animal Experiments in EU

    12 December 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has called for an overhaul of animal experiments following the release of statistics showing the UK was the third largest user of animals in experiments in...

    Collection tin in shops, cafes and other public places

    12 December 2013

    Collection tins in shops, cafes and public places Can you spare a few hours for the animals? Are you able to help ADI by placing collection tins in local shops and businesses? You may already know the...

    Happy 90th Birthday Bob Barker from Animal Defenders International

    11 December 2013

    On Thursday, December 12, 2013, multi-award winning, TV legend Bob Barker will mark his 90th birthday, once again hosting The Price is Right. To Animal Defenders International (ADI) and many others he...

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

    11 December 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned The Walt Disney Company Nordic for its use of an abused circus elephant in upcoming movie ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared’....

    NAVS Renews Calls To Repeal Secrecy Clause As Overhaul Advised At University Laboratory

    10 December 2013

    NAVS RENEWS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO REPEAL ANIMAL EXPERIMENT SECRECY CLAUSE AS REPORT ADVISES OVERHAUL AT DISGRACED UNIVERSITY ANIMAL LABORATORY The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has renewed...

    Lion Ark rescue movie shows at Anchorage, December

    7 December 2013

    Lion Ark, the dramatic new documentary that tells the story of the rescue of 25 lions from cruel Bolivian circuses and their 5,000 mile journey to safety in the United States, is offering a free screening...

    ADI Condemns Controversial Camel Parade In South Tyneside

    5 December 2013

    Leading animal protection organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on South Tyneside Council not to exhibit camels at a controversial ‘Christmas Wonderland Procession’ in South Shields...

    Award-Winning Lion Rescue Film Wraps Up Incredible Year at Anchorage International Film Festival

    2 December 2013

    Described by critics as “uplifting” and “the feel-good movie of the year,” Lion Ark is heading to the Anchorage International Film Festival after taking the film festival circuit by storm over recent weeks...

    ADI Renews Calls for Producers to Stop Using Animals

    27 November 2013

    NOVEMBER 26, 2013 ADI renews calls for producers to stop using animals in film and TV as fresh AHA scandal surfaces Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed its call for a ban on the use...

    Leading animal organizations ADI and ARAN welcome ban on animal circuses in Arklow

    15 November 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have welcomed the news that Arklow Town Council has banned animal circuses. The measure will reportedly ban circuses with...

    ADI Calls Out Cheetah Cruelty In The Counselor Film

    15 November 2013

    Leading animal protection organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) has criticized ‘The Counselor’ – released today and directed by Ridley Scott, starring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Michael Fassbender...

    The Wolf Of Wall Street Courts Chimp Controversy

    14 November 2013

    Wildlife Lover Leonardo Dicaprio In Hot Water Over Chimp ‘Actor’The new movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is facing criticism from leading animal...

    Film Festival Favorite Lion Ark Roars into L.A. for Exclusive Screenings

    13 November 2013

    Described by critics as “uplifting” and “the feel-good movie of the year,” Lion Ark is heading to L.A. after taking the film festival circuit by storm over recent weeks with sell out shows at Raindance...

    Film Festival Favorite Lion Ark Roars Into New York for Exclusive Screenings

    13 November 2013

    Described by critics as “uplifting” and “the feel-good movie of the year,” Lion Ark is heading to New York after taking the film festival circuit by storm over recent weeks with sell out shows at Raindance...

    NAVS Welcomes Council Decision To Protect Dogs From Laboratories

    13 November 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s decision today to refuse permission to build a controversial facility in Grimston, Yorkshire, to breed beagle...

    Lion Rescue Team Re-unites for Mississippi State Premiere of Movie Storming the Film Festivals

    12 November 2013

    November 12, 2013, BILOXI, MS – Lion Ark, the dramatic new documentary that tells the story of the rescue of 25 lions from cruel Bolivian circuses and their 5,000 mile journey to safety in the United States...

    NAVS Urges Council To Reject Plans To Breed Beagle Dogs For Painful Tests

    11 November 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has urged the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to refuse permission to build a facility in Grimston, Yorkshire, to breed beagle dogs and other animals for experiments,...

    NAVS Calls For True 'Openness' On Animal Experiments

    6 November 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling for true openness about what happens in animal experiments following the release of a draft “Concordat on openness in animal research” by pro-animal...

    Dramatic Lion Rescue Film Roars Open The Virginia Film Festival

    5 November 2013

    Described by critics as “uplifting” and “the feel-good movie of the year,” Lion Ark has been taking the film festival circuit by storm over recent weeks with sell out shows at Raindance London, Mill Valley...

    Lion Ark Flies Home to Denver to Sell Out Screenings

    5 November 2013

    Huge local interest in a film about the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from Bolivia who found a new home near Denver has led to sell out screenings as the film Lion Ark opens this weekend at the Starz Denver...

    Lion Ark at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

    5 November 2013

    October 28, 2013, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Lion Ark will screen at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival TODAY, October 28th at 6pm (Muvico Pompano), followed by additional screenings on October 31st at 3:30pm...

    NAVS Urges Council To Reject Plans to Breed Beagle Dogs For Painful Tests

    29 October 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has urged the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to refuse permission to build a breeding facility for beagle dogs and other animals – who will be sent to laboratories...

    Circus Animal Protection stalls at Los Angeles City Hall

    23 October 2013

    Los Angeles, October 23, 2013 - Animal Defenders International (ADI) have expressed dismay that Los Angeles City Council today dropped the end of elephant acts in favor of a ban on bullhooks – and then...

    Animal Defender UK Autumn 2013

    22 October 2013

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Autumn 2013. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. If you want the vital work we report on here to continue then...

    NAVS And Lush Hull Join To Block Laboratory Beagle Farm

    22 October 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Lush Hull are teaming up to raise awareness of controversial plans to build a facility in Grimston to breed beagle dogs for experiments. Lush Hull is inviting...

    Animals in movies, TV and advertising Autumn 2013

    22 October 2013

    The animals in Lion Ark are saved from suffering by the end of the film, which closes with the statement “Animals were actually saved from harm in this movie”. Click here to donate now and help us...

    Lion Ark takes off at film festivals

    22 October 2013

    When we headed to Bolivia two years ago to enforce the new ban on animal circuses, no one quite knew what would happen. If we succeeded and shut down an entire cruel industry, saving every animal, it...

    UNBEARABLE

    22 October 2013

    ADI exposes plight of America’s performing bearsFor up to an hour a day, they are dressed up in clothes, have muzzles strapped around their mouths and are made to dance and perform demeaning tricks – the...

    Stop Circus Suffering USA Autumn 2013

    22 October 2013

    No Fun for Elephants campaign making an impactADI launched a nationwide initiative in the U.S. about the use of elephants for rides, performances or appearances at public events. At the heart of the campaign...

    Defra response to circus report “does not go far enough to safeguard wild animals”

    22 October 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), who exposed the terrible brutality meted out to Anne the elephant at the Bobby Roberts Super Circus, has voiced its disappointment that Defra’s response today to the...

    Stop Circus Suffering Global round-up Autumn 2013

    22 October 2013

    Croatia has introduced a nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. Click here to donate now and help us Stop Circus Suffering. Belgium: A Bill introduced by the Deputy Prime Minister...

    With your help They can be SAVED

    22 October 2013

    Donate now for ADI’s rescue missionHelp ADI make Peru’s circus ban a reality. Although Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses two years ago, we are still pressing for the law to be enforced....

    Victory: Colombia bans wild animals in circuses

    22 October 2013

    On 12 June 2013, June members of the Colombian Congress were greeted with a huge ADI banner saying “Circus without animals” and below, an ADI photographic exhibition. Then, six years of intensive campaigning...

    No escape from the circus for wild animals despite ban

    21 October 2013

    Defra Minister Lord de Mauley has confirmed to Animal Defenders International (ADI) that the Government will press ahead with legislation to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses but a loophole...

    An End to 150 Years of Government Secrecy?

    21 October 2013

    Right back to the 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act, the licensing of animal experiments has alway been secret. When the 1986 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act was passed, bars to public access to the details...

    Circus owner goes unpunished despite conviction

    21 October 2013

    GUILTYCausing the elephant to suffer unnecessarily, by requiring her to be chained to the ground at all times, contrary to section 4(1) of the UK Animal Welfare Act 2006. GUILTYFailing to take reasonable...

    Battle for UK circus ban continues Autumn 2013

    21 October 2013

    An end to the use of wild animals in UK circuses is finally within our grasp but the coming months are crucial as we fight to ensure that the British ban is not watered down. Parliament will soon vote...

    Reject Real Fur!

    21 October 2013

    Iconic model Twiggy backed ADI’s campaign highlighting fur cruelty during London Fashion Week. Twiggy, “Fur looks beautiful on animals, but ugly on humans. Fur is literally ripped off animals backs and...

    Lung on a chip

    21 October 2013

    An exciting development awarded a grant by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is the “lung-on-a-chip”, developed by Professor Donald Ingber...

    Suffering assessment

    21 October 2013

    Assessing the actual suffering experienced by animals is a requirement under the new EU Directive. So, the European Commission established an Expert Working Group (EWG) to discuss a framework for assessing...

    Italy presents bold law

    21 October 2013

    In August the Italian parliament approved a bill to dramatically limit the use of animals in research. It was reported that “Among other things, the law bans breeding dogs, cats, and nonhuman primates...

    New UK law on animal experiments Autumn 2013

    21 October 2013

    At the start of the year, the Coalition Government incorporated Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experiments, into law. The Directive was simply transposed into British law using the European Communities...

    Sad day for democracy as ADI loses advertising case

    21 October 2013

    In April, the European Court of Human Rights finally ruled on the test case concerning our My Mate’s A Primate advert highlighting the plight of performing apes in advertising. The advert, produced in...

    Iran and Russia send animals into space

    21 October 2013

    In January, the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) reportedly sent a monkey into space. Press reports stated that the monkey – shown heavily restrained and clearly traumatised – “returned safely”. An ISA executive...

    Campaign to save the AstraZeneca beagles continues

    21 October 2013

    In February, the NAVS supported a campaign by our Swedish friends at Djurrättsalliansen (Animal Rights Alliance) calling on AstraZeneca to release for rehoming hundreds of beagles that were destined to...

    World Day for Laboratory Animals 2013, Downing St.

    21 October 2013

    On 24th April the NAVS was joined by MPs and actors Annette Crosbie and Brian Blessed to present a giant postcard to the Prime Minister to end the secrecy on animal research. Click here to read more. Alexei...

    Farewell to a dear friend: Pat Derby

    21 October 2013

    Pat Derby, co-founder with Ed Stewart of the wonderful PAWS and the ARK2000 sanctuary in California, passed away peacefully on February 15th after a two year battle with cancer. A kindred spirit and pioneer...

    Europe’s chimp show from the dark ages

    21 October 2013

    On International Primate Day, 1st September, (founded by ADI) we revealed primate suffering and exploitation at Schwaben Park in Germany. ADI witnessed first-hand how chimpanzees were turned into figures...

    Briefs Autumn 2013

    21 October 2013

    Fight the badger cullThe day we had hoped would never arrive finally came at the end of August when the first of the two pilot badger culls began in Somerset, and just a week later in West Gloucestershire....

    Animal tested cosmetics Autumn 2013

    21 October 2013

    banned in Europe, India & Israel.On 11th March 2013, history was made when the sale of cosmetics products tested on animals was prohibited across the European Union (EU). The testing of cosmetics on...

    Appeal UK Autumn 2013

    18 October 2013

    Special Appeal from ADI and NAVS Chief ExecutiveI am pleased to bring you our latest magazine with news of the campaigns to save animals, what has been achieved and what needs more work and determination...

    NAVS comment on Iran plans to send second monkey into space

    17 October 2013

    National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) Chief Executive Jan Creamer: “Photos from Iran's last animal space mission show a monkey looking terrified and strapped down so he is barely able to move. This...

    ADI elephant investigation helps save wild animals from Swedish circus

    15 October 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed news that Swedish Cirkus Scott has dropped wild animal acts after elephants performing at the circus were revealed to have suffered beatings and mistreatment...

    Celebrities join NAVS call to block laboratory beagle farm in Grimston

    15 October 2013

    Celebrities Mark Radcliffe and Peter Egan have joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in opposing controversial plans to build a facility in Grimston to breed beagle dogs for experiments. BBC...

    LION ARK WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL

    11 October 2013

    San Diego – Action-packed documentary Lion Ark, which follows the rescue of 25 lions from illegal circuses in Bolivia, has won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival....

    Great British Circus cruelty heads to Germany

    8 October 2013

    October 7, 2013 Animal Defenders International (ADI) has expressed disappointment at reports by the BBC that tigers bred in the UK by Mr Lacey, the owner of the infamous Great British Circus, will be...

    Jorja Fox hosts Lion Ark US Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival

    7 October 2013

    October 6, 2013: ADI Ambassador and CSI star Jorja Fox last night gave a special introduction to the United States Premiere of action-documentary Lion Ark, at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The Lion Ark...

    Brian Blessed roars his approval for Lion Ark

    3 October 2013

    OCTOBER 1, 2013 Brian Blessed roars his approval for Lion Ark at Raindance Film Festival world premiereBrian Blessed delighted a glamorous celebrity audience this evening as he played host at the star-studded...

    Actress Jorja Fox to introduce U.S. Premiere of Lion Ark at Mill Valley Film Festival

    19 September 2013

    Mill Valley Film Festival is to host the United States Premiere of feature documentary Lion Ark on October 5th, at the CinéArts Sequoia Theatre, with a special introduction by actress Jorja Fox who appears...

    ADI Street Collections

    13 September 2013

    An integral part of our work to help animals around the world is the rescue, relocation and rehabilitation of abused and mistreated animals and we commit to caring for the animals that we save for the...

    ICONIC BRITISH MODEL TWIGGY CALLS ON LONDON FASHION WEEK TO REJECT REAL FUR AS PART OF ADI FUR STOP

    13 September 2013

    Iconic British fashion model Twiggy has joined with leading animal protection organization, Animal Defenders International (ADI), to highlight the cruelty of fur paraded on British catwalks during London...

    Unbearable – Hell on wheels for bears touring the U.S.

    12 September 2013

    September 12, 2013, LOS ANGELES CA – For up to an hour a day, they are dressed up in clothes, have muzzles strapped around their mouths and are made to dance and perform demeaning tricks – around 90% of...

    Lion Ark Flies into California

    12 September 2013

    We are delighted to announce that Lion Ark has been selected for the San Diego Film Festival in Southern California. Lion Ark will screen at Raindance Film Festival, London, on October 1st; Mill Valley...

    Brian Blessed to join ADI Films at ‘Lion Ark’ World Premiere

    10 September 2013

    ADI Films is delighted to announce that legendary actor Brian Blessed will be introducing the world premiere of ‘Lion Ark’ at the Raindance Film Festival. The screening will take place on October 1st,...

    ADI exposes ape suffering in entertainment at Schwaben Park Germany

    29 August 2013

    September 1 is International Primate Day and the theme this year highlights the unnecessary suffering of apes and monkeys in the name of entertainment. To mark the day, major international animal protection...

    The EMF Biological Research Trust

    20 August 2013

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 8760 0230 Web: www.emfbrt.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    Heart UK

    20 August 2013

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01628 777 046 Web: www.heartuk.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    ADI reveals return of big cat act to English circus

    15 August 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today revealed that big cats are performing in an English circus once more. A new lion and tiger act presented by Thomas Chipperfield has joined Jolly’s Circus,...

    Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus

    2 August 2013

    August 1, 2013, BAKERSFIELD, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI), is calling on the local community to stay away from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and avoid supporting an industry...

    ADI exposes hidden UK trade in fox cubs as wildlife photographer sought to buy fox cub

    26 July 2013

    In a disturbing turn of events, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has exposed the truth behind last Friday’s feel-good story of the ‘fox and hound’ and uncovered a hidden trade in fox cubs in the UK....

    ADI condemns Jolly’s Circus for tethering animal without food and water during heatwave

    25 July 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today condemned Jolly’s Circus – one of only two circuses still to perform in Britain with wild animals – after reports that it tethered a mule, without food and...

    “All-Island” approach to animal circuses in Ireland welcomed

    24 July 2013

    Consideration of “All-Island” approach to animal circuses in Ireland welcomed by campaign partners Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) have today welcomed the...

    Big cats to return to England, despite proposed circus ban

    22 July 2013

    Concerns raised by Animal Defenders International (ADI) that new wild animal acts could come into the country ahead of the proposed circus ban have been realised after it was reported in the media that...

    Leaving a legacy and remembering someone special

    18 July 2013

    Legacies and writing a Will to include the NAVS

    Sponsored Events

    18 July 2013

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and funds for animals - such as taking part in a sponsored event either as an individual or by getting your local club involved. From dog walking...

    How to donate

    18 July 2013

    The NAVS works to protect and help animals in need. For example, we have rescued and rehomed laboratory monkeys and dogs, have produced scientific reports and educational materials, and lobbied politically...

    Fundraise for animals!

    18 July 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society, founded in 1875, is the world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research and continues to lead the campaign today. NAVS has spearheaded the adoption...

    Nevada County Fair Board keeps elephant contract, despite evidence of suffering

    17 July 2013

    July 17, 2013, GRASS VALLEY, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) is disappointed to learn that, for the second time, the Nevada County Fair Board has decided to proceed with plans to offer elephant...

    Nevada County Fair Board Puts Elephant Ride Contract Back on Agenda

    16 July 2013

    July 15, 2013, GRASS VALLEY, CA – Due to public concern over elephant training practices at Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), caught on video by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the Nevada County Fair...

    NAVS calls on Government to stop secret suffering of animals in UK laboratories

    16 July 2013

    NAVS calls on the Government to stop the secret suffering of animals in UK laboratories as latest figures on animal experiments released The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling on...

    Setting up an Animal Information Stall

    12 July 2013

    If you would like to set up an animal information stall we can help you get organized and supply you with everything you need in order to have an informative table to get our campaign message to the wider...

    How to donate - USA

    12 July 2013

    How to donate

    Your donations help us to fund the care of our rescued lions, primates and horses; run our undercover investigations, shape far-reaching proposals for national legislation; educate...

    Volunteering your time for animals!

    12 July 2013

    Volunteering is a great way to get involved in our campaigns for animals. From helping out in our office, participating in street collections, organising an event, there is plenty you can do for animals. Volunteer...

    Volunteer your time for animals!

    12 July 2013

    Volunteering is a great way to get involved in our campaigns for animals. From helping out in our office, participating in collections to organizing an event, there is plenty you can do for animals.

    Fundraise for animals!

    12 July 2013

    ADI’s work saves hundreds of thousands of animals from suffering every year – through the laws we secure, companies we persuade to stop using animals, techniques we develop to replace animal experiments,...

    Leaving a legacy and remembering someone special

    12 July 2013

    Planned gifts are a vital source of funding for our work to help animals. The undercover investigations, the science research, the public education campaigns are all entirely dependent upon this vital...

    Leaving a legacy and remembering someone special - USA

    12 July 2013

    Planned gifts are a vital source of funding for our work to help animals. The undercover investigations, the science research, the public education campaigns are all entirely dependent upon this vital...

    Fundraise for ADI: Sponsored Event!

    12 July 2013

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and funds for animals - such as taking part in a sponsored event either as an individual or by getting your local club involved. From dog walking...

    How to donate

    11 July 2013

    How to donate

    Your donations help us to fund the care of our rescued lions, primates and horses; run our undercover investigations, shape far-reaching proposals for EU and national legislation;...

    ADI Stamp Recycling Appeal

    11 July 2013

    Send us your stamps!

    ADI works with a stamp dealer who operates with various charities, receiving stamps to raise funds for our campaigns for animals. We ask that you send all stamp donations...

    Please donate your unwanted banknotes to help animals!

    11 July 2013

    Please donate your unwanted banknotes to help animals!

    You can help raise funds for animals by donating your unwanted banknotes. Recycling for ADI is easy - just donate...

    Fundraise for animals!

    11 July 2013

    ADI’s work saves hundreds of thousands of animals from suffering every year – through the laws we secure, companies we persuade to stop using animals, techniques we develop to replace animal experiments,...

    ADI opposes call by EFRA to water down promised wild animal circus ban

    8 July 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today expressed its profound disappointment that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA), in their report on the draft Wild Animals in Circuses...

    Animal Defenders International to reveal elephant abuse at Grass Valley public meeting

    2 July 2013

    June 28, 2013, GRASS VALLEY, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) will show Grass Valley citizens examples of the abuse of elephants at Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) premises in Perris, CA and answer...

    Nevada County Fair Board to hear evidence of cruelty to elephants

    2 July 2013

    June 17, 2013, GRASS VALLEY, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) has sent a video to Nevada County Fair Board members showing elephants used for rides at the fair being beaten and electric shocked...

    Welsh Assembly pledges support for wild animal circus ban

    25 June 2013

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that the Welsh Assembly has pledged support for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. This follows the Coalition Government unveiling a Bill, currently...

    “End of an era” as Irish circus says goodbye to its big cat acts

    24 June 2013

    In what has been described as “The end of an era”, the owner of Duffy’s Circus has announced that lions and tigers will not be performing with the circus for the rest of the season, and are unlikely to...

    Colombia bans wild animals in circuses

    13 June 2013

    Bogota, Colombia: The Colombian Congress passed on 12 June Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and travelling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of...

    Annual Review 2012

    23 May 2013

    A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2012 for Animal...

    Annual Review 2012 Chief Executive's Appeal

    23 May 2013

    2012 was a significant year for developments on the campaign against animal experiments, on circuses and other animals in entertainment, and we had legislation tabled around the world. Click here to...

    Annual Review 2012 Supporters & Finances

    23 May 2013

    The past four years have seen some of our greatest achievements for our group of organisations. These have included securing prohibitions on animal circuses in both local and national legislation...

    Annual Review 2012 Investigations

    23 May 2013

    Our investigations are the bedrock of our campaigns and this evidence has often made the difference in securing legislation and in prosecutions of cruelty cases. Projects can be long term and involve...

    Annual Review 2012 Legal Cases

    23 May 2013

    Bobby Roberts convicted of cruelty to Anne the elephantIn November 2012, ADI secured the first ever cruelty conviction of a circus owner under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (our previous conviction of Mary...

    Annual Review 2012 Animal Rescues

    23 May 2013

    Our animal rescue work is tied to our campaigns. We often rescue animals during our investigations, or take legal action to seize and relocate animals whose plight we have exposed. Ideally, such as in...

    Annual Review 2012 Lion Ark

    23 May 2013

    Feature length documentary for cinema releaseLion Ark is a vivid behind the scenes account of probably the most ambitious animal rescue ever undertaken. The finale sees 25 lions rescued from illegal circuses...

    Annual Review 2012 Research Without Animals

    23 May 2013

    Replacement of animals with advanced, non-animal science and technology is saving animals around the world. It convinces governments there is a better way. Although ethics played a significant role in...

    Annual Review 2012 Animals in Entertainment

    22 May 2013

    During 2012, we highlighted the suffering of animals used in all forms of entertainment, including television, advertising, films and for personal appearances at public events and parties. Pictured:...

    Annual Review 2012 Fur Stop

    22 May 2013

    Animals continue to suffer horribly for fashion. Our international Fur Stop campaign gives people the facts about the appalling suffering caused by factory farming of animals for their fur and their painful,...

    Annual Review 2012 Stop Circus Suffering

    22 May 2013

    Our global Stop Circus Suffering campaign is possibly the most successful international animal protection campaign to date, having now been directly responsible for securing legislation banning all animals...

    Annual Review 2012 My Mate’s a Primate

    22 May 2013

    ADI’s global campaign highlights the exploitation of our animal cousins, the other primate species, targeting four ways in which other primates are threatened or exploited: as bushmeat; in entertainment;...

    Annual Review 2012 Kick animal testing out of the house

    22 May 2013

    For over thirty years – since we secured the first images of cosmetics tests on animals inside a British laboratory – we have run a multi-faceted campaign to end the suffering. Empowering consumers to...

    Annual Review 2012 Animal Experiments

    22 May 2013

    We believe that animal experiments are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary; we argue our case using our investigations, scientific analysis of animal research papers, discussing the flaws and the advanced,...

    Annual Review 2012 Who we are

    22 May 2013

    Animal Defenders International exists to change the way the world thinks about animals – those members of other species who are obliged to share their home planet with us – we are the neighbours. Our greatest...

    Annual Review 2012 Chief Executive’s Overview

    22 May 2013

    2012 was a year when we stretched ourselves to the limit, leading campaigns to end research on primates, testing of household products and cosmetics, on animals in entertainment, advertising, circuses...

    Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban

    14 May 2013

    May 8, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, The Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative....

    Colombia Se Acerca A La Prohibición De Animales En Los Circos

    14 May 2013

    Mayo 14 de 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – La Comisión Quinta del Senado de Colombia aprobó el título y articulado del proyecto de ley que prohíbe el uso de animales en los circos, permitiendo así que esta iniciativa...

    Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

    14 May 2013

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0207 504 2200 Web: www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    Colombia moves closer to circus animal ban

    8 May 2013

    May 8, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The Colombian Senate’s Fifth Committee approved a draft bill to end the use of animals in traveling circuses. The 8 to 1 committee vote (4 absent) sends the Bill to the...

    Help Stop Circus Suffering in the US

    27 April 2013

    ADI has conducted undercover investigations in circuses all over the world and our studies show that life for animals in circuses is one of deprivation and suffering. With the new US Congress in place,...

    Celebrities hand in petition to Downing Street calling for less secrecy in animal laboratories

    24 April 2013

    LONDON: 24th April 2013 The world of entertainment joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) today, on World Day for Laboratory Animals, to hand in a letter calling on the Prime Minister...

    Call for transparency on animal research for World Day for Laboratory Animals, 24 April

    23 April 2013

    On World Day for Laboratory Animals, 24 April, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), joined by celebrity supporters and MPs, are calling for greater transparency and for the Freedom of Information...

    European Court rules on landmark nonprofit campaign advertising case

    22 April 2013

    Leading animal protection organisation Animal Defenders International has today expressed its profound disappointment after the European Court of Human Rights found in favour of the UK government in a...

    Government to ban wild animals in circuses from 2015

    16 April 2013

    Investigations of cruelty and suffering of animals in circuses by Animal Defenders International (ADI) over the past twenty years have changed public attitudes and ADI welcomes today’s announcement by...

    The Cure Parkinson's Trust

    11 April 2013

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 0207 929 7656 Web: www.cureparkinsons.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical research and health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy /...

    The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA)

    8 April 2013

    On 2nd November 2011, ADI and the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) launched H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), the culmination of eighteen months of painstaking drafting...

    Help Stop Vivisection in Europe – a million signatures needed!

    20 March 2013

    The NAVS is supporting a European Citizen’s Initiative called STOP VIVISECTION which aims to secure 1 million signatures before 1st November 2013, calling for a phase out of animal experiments in Europe....

    Help remove secrecy in the lab

    19 March 2013

    Please help the NAVS campaign for greater transparency in the lab by supporting our call for the repeal of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012, the law...

    Licensing Scheme Fails, No Licences Issued

    14 March 2013

    The costly licensing scheme for wild animals in circuses, announced by Defra last year instead of the Government’s promised ban, has failed to issue any licences and circuses are travelling with unlicensed...

    U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal tests

    11 March 2013

    U.S. companies under pressure to end animal tests as Europe bans the sale of cosmetics tested on animals March 11, 2013, LOS ANGELES, CA–Today (March 11th) Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes...

    Cosmetics Testing Ends in Europe: A victory for ethics and science

    11 March 2013

    Today (March 11th) Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the final stage of implementation of the European Cosmetics Directive. This ends the sale, in the 27 countries of the European Union, of...

    Cosmetics Testing Ends in Europe: A victory for ethics and science

    11 March 2013

    Today (March 11th) the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) welcomes the final stage of implementation of the European Cosmetics Directive. This ends the sale, in the EU, of cosmetics that continue...

    Briefs - Winter 2012-13

    7 March 2013

    Thanks to everyone who protested when the circus came to town in 2012. Throughout the year ADI supplied leaflets and posters to campaigners all over the country. Please call (323) 935 2234 or email usa@ad-international.org...

    Images of Freedom

    7 March 2013

    We have captured some of the most remarkable images of our rescued animals, showing unique and moving moments; for example, when animals first tasted freedom. A moving, poignant, and often uplifting...

    Help Give Percy a Lifetime of Freedom

    7 March 2013

    Percy was a tiny cub when he was rescued with his sister Nancy and brother Bob – the last animals to ever appear in a Bolivian circus. For three weeks the circus had eluded ADI in a remote mountainous...

    Farewell Dactari

    7 March 2013

    It is with great sadness that we report that dear Dactari has passed away – a wonderful good natured lion who loved life and enjoyed nothing more than playing with his companions Bambek and Simba. Dactari...

    Stop Circus Suffering Europe Winter 2013 Update

    7 March 2013

    4 more bans secured in Ireland! ADI and our Irish partner ARAN have collaborated to secure circus bans on council land; motions to ban wild animal acts have been passed by Monaghan, Drogheda Borough, Waterford...

    Stop Circus Suffering South America Winter 2013 Update

    7 March 2013

    New ADI investigation as Bill to ban animal circuses progresses in ColombiaFollowing the announcement that Bogota is to ban animal circuses, ADI Colombia has gained more support for a nationwide ban. Bill...

    Britain to ban wild animal acts?

    7 March 2013

    The British Government has introduced interim regulations until wild animals in circuses can be prohibited, in the next two years. Derided by ADI as unenforcable, the regulations were dealt a further...

    Circus owner guilty of cruelty. The punishment? Nothing.

    7 March 2013

    In November, ADI secured the first ever conviction for cruelty of a British circus owner in November under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. However, despite being convicted on all counts Bobby Roberts was...

    Break the Chain Update - Winter 2012/2013

    7 March 2013

    Los Angeles takes step towards ending circus elephant suffering Early in 2013, Los Angeles City Council will vote on a circus elephant protection ordinance. This opportunity must be seized to ensure...

    Lion Ark The Movie

    7 March 2013

    “What I didn’t realize, until I got there, was that it was going to be an extraordinary story about the human spirit and what the human spirit can do when people come together.” Jorja Fox Lion Ark is...

    Jorja Fox: 2012 Animal Champion

    7 March 2013

    Jorja Fox is known to 73 million viewers worldwide for her role as Sara Sidle in TV’s CSI – she is also a great advocate for animals, a campaigner and loyal supporter of ADI. Jorja was at our side...

    Bob Barker receives the Lord Houghton Award for lifetime service to animals

    7 March 2013

    The highlight of our Lion Ark Night was the presentation by ADI President Jan Creamer of the Lord Houghton Award to legendary philanthropist and campaigner Bob Barker. The award is in recognition of...

    Lion Ark Night: ADI Hollywood Gala

    7 March 2013

    Over 250 people attended ADI’s star- studded fundraiser at the home of host James Costa in the Hollywood Hills to support the Lion Ark movie, and the campaign to end animals in traveling circuses. Themed...

    Good News...(and Shame on...)

    7 March 2013

    Good News.... Animal Practice Canceled: NBC show Animal Practice, which featured a performing capuchin monkey from Birds & Animals Unlimited, was canceled in November as viewing figures declined. Capuchin...

    Tai: The elephant Hollywood forgot

    7 March 2013

    Poked, tugged at and prodded with a bullhook, Tai the elephant “adored” by her Water for Elephants co-stars, Robert Pattinson and Reece Witherspoon, plods through her paces at the Perris holiday parade...

    No Easy Ride for Elephants

    7 March 2013

    Kern County FairADI supporters outside San Diego Fair let visitors know how the ride elephants were trained. When we heard Have Trunk Will Travel had provided elephant rides at Kern Co. Fair, we went...

    Uncertain future for newborn elephant

    7 March 2013

    A baby elephant born at the Oregon Zoo is the property of Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT). HTWT is the owner of Tusko, father of the calf born to Rose-Tu. A 2005 agreement gives them the legal right to claim...

    International Primate Day

    7 March 2013

    On September 1, 2012 ADI highlighted the suffering of primates in laboratories: USA: Unborn baby monkeys dosed with ketamine, exposed in the womb, killed, and their brains studied at the Oregon National...

    Wild caught monkeys for vivisection blocked

    7 March 2013

    A group of elderly female monkeys trapped in the wild and shipped to Israel cannot be exported for experiments, says Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein. “Since [the monkeys] have been trapped and brought...

    NASA’s giant leap backwards

    7 March 2013

    Two years after abandoning plans to use monkeys in Mars experiments following public outcry, NASA has called for research proposals for projects which may involve primates, dogs, cats and other animals....

    Companies resume animal tests for China’s market

    7 March 2013

    Several major cosmetics companies with non-animal testing policies are no longer cruelty-free, due to expanding their sales into China, where animal testing is mandatory. Although cosmetics tests on...

    ADI honored by Supreme Master Ching Hai

    7 March 2013

    We were very grateful and delighted in October, when the vegan and spiritual organization Supreme Master Ching Hai, awarded an honorarium to ADI to support our educational and animal rescue work. The...

    Appeal Winter 2012-13

    7 March 2013

    Special Winter Appeal from ADI PresidentI hope you enjoy reading our new magazine, full of news about our campaigns and how we are working to change the world for animals. I hope that although the issues...

    Animal Defender US Winter 2012-13

    5 March 2013

    Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Winter 2012-2013. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, click link at the bottom of this page to download...

    NAVS calls on AstraZeneca to free the beagles

    1 March 2013

    NAVS calls on AstraZeneca to free the beagles as hundreds as hundreds are detained at Manchester airport The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has issued an urgent plea to pharmaceutical giant...

    REACH

    1 March 2013

    REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals, an EU regulation creating a single system for the control of all chemical substances sold in the EU. REACH requires manufacturers...

    Beagles destined for the lab arrive in the UK as AstraZeneca ignores pleas to save them

    27 February 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has been informed by our colleagues at Djurrattsalliansen that two Aeronova and BinAir planes carrying beagles from AstraZeneca kennels in Sweden left Sturup...

    Bob Barker Spearheads New ADI Campaign to End Elephant Suffering at Fairs

    27 February 2013

    February 28, 2013, LOS ANGELES, CA – Animal Defenders International (ADI) has launched the first nationwide initiative in the United States about the use of elephants giving rides or making appearances...

    Oregon Zoo Secures Ownership of Baby Elephant Lily

    26 February 2013

    February 11, 2013, LOS ANGELES, CA– Following a hard-fought campaign in the media by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the Oregon Zoo has finally voided the ownership agreement of baby elephant Lily,...

    The Foundation for Liver Research

    21 February 2013

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 0207 2559830 Web: www.liver-research.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Services

    21 February 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01474 533990 Web: www.alz-dem.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and support and Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record...

    Pharma giant urged not to send 100s of beagles to the lab

    15 February 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling on global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to release for rehoming hundreds of beagles that are destined to be used for cruel and painful experiments...

    ENABLE Scotland

    6 February 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0141 2264541 Web: www.enable.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    British Deaf Association

    6 February 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0207 405 0090 Web: www.BDA.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research: Against...

    bibic

    6 February 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01278 684060 Web: www.bibic.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Aspire

    6 February 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0208 4206700 Web: www.aspire.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Neither [research nor welfare-based], we provide practical...

    British circus ship their tigers off to Ireland ahead of promised ban

    4 February 2013

    In a move which appears to signal the beginning of the end for the remaining wild animals in circuses in Britain, Animal Defenders International (ADI) can reveal that the owner of the Great British Circus,...

    Help Stop Circus Suffering in UK & Ireland

    4 February 2013

    ADI has undertaken undercover investigations in circuses all over the world and our studies show that life for animals in circuses is one of deprivation and suffering. In 2012 the British Government...

    Groups united to save beagles tell AstraZeneca “the world is watching”

    1 February 2013

    Twenty organisations representing hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens around the world have today written to the senior management of AstraZeneca urging them to release for rehoming hundreds of...

    Outrage as monkey sent into space by Iran

    29 January 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society has expressed its outrage at the news that the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) has carried out its planned mission to send a monkey into space. Full details of the...

    Upland Lemon Festival Cancels This Year’s Elephant Rides

    25 January 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CA, January 25, 2013–Upland City Council and the Fairplex have confirmed they have cancelled elephant rides at the Upland Lemon Festival this year. Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    ADI In the Media

    25 January 2013

    As part of ADI's mission is to keep spreading the word about animal suffering, ADI President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips frequently speak to the press about ADI’s investigations, securing...

    Iranian Space Agency’s retrograde step to send monkeys into space opposed

    24 January 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has called plans by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) to send monkeys into space in the coming weeks a pointlessly cruel and retrograde step in space research....

    Prime Minister urged to save hundreds of beagles destined for the lab

    23 January 2013

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling on the Prime Minister to help save hundreds of beagles being sent to the UK for cruel and painful experiments. The dogs, housed at an AstraZeneca...

    New campaign to end wild animals in circuses in Northern Ireland

    21 January 2013

    Animal protection organisations Animal Defenders International (ADI) and ARAN have launched a new campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses in Northern Ireland.

    CFS Research Foundation (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Foundation)

    18 January 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01923 268641 Web: www.cfsrf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    British Orthopaedic Association

    18 January 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7405 6507 Web: www.boa.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Action for ME

    18 January 2013

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0117 9301322 Web: www.actionforme.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Disabilities Trust

    14 January 2013

    Good Charities Guide Rating: Good one tick Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01444 239123 Web: www.thedtgroup.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy...

    Top tips for letter writing

    9 January 2013

    A great way to get involved with our campaigns and take action for animals is by becoming a letter writer. Here are our top tips to follow: Time is of the essence - waste no time in getting your...

    News Briefs Winter 2012

    7 January 2013

    Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) has announced it will make 6% of its workforce redundant – nearly 100 staff – mainly at their Huntingdon laboratory in Cambridgeshire. Find out about our undercover investigation...

    ADI's Top Ten Moments for 2012

    4 January 2013

    2012 was another year in which ADI continued to secure lasting change for animals. Check out our top ten moments including Greece banning all animals in circuses, new laws on animal experiments, elephant...

    Appeal Winter 2012

    3 January 2013

    Special Winter Appeal from ADI and NAVS Chief ExecutiveIt’s always a delight to bring you our latest magazine, full of news of successful campaigns to protect animals, as well as the stories about what...

    Help give a lifetime of freedom

    3 January 2013

    Percy was a tiny cub when he was rescued by ADI, with his sister Nancy and brother Bob – the last animals to ever appear in a Bolivian circus. For three weeks the circus eluded ADI in a remote mountainous...

    Accelerating the search for alternatives

    3 January 2013

    The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) has published a search guide for those seeking information on alternatives to animal use. The guide aims to offer a solution to searching...

    Majority of NATO countries abandon animal use in military medical training.... but not UK and USA

    3 January 2013

    The results of a survey on the use of animals in Military Medical Training (MMT) has shown that the UK and the US are among only six North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries which still use...

    Stop Circus Suffering South America Winter 2012

    3 January 2013

    BrazilADI attended the annual “International day to end cruelty against animals” and gave a talk about our Stop Circus Suffering campaign. We continue to work on the campaign to ensure the ban on wild...

    Stop Circus Suffering Europe Winter 2012

    3 January 2013

    Ireland4 more bans secured in Ireland! ADI and our Irish partner ARAN have collaborated to secure circus bans on council land; motions to ban wild animal acts have been passed by Monaghan, Drogheda Borough,...

    Stop Circus Suffering USA Winter 2012

    3 January 2013

    Battle Los AngelesDuring November, Los Angeles City Council will consider a range of proposals on animals in travelling circuses. The strongest of these bans wild animal acts from the city, other measures...

    Elephant suffering exposed in newly released inspection reports

    3 January 2013

    Who can forget the images captured during the ADI exposé of the abuse inflicted on the three elephants touring with the GBC? We can now reveal how a chronically lame elephant was forced to perform;...

    Britain’s “ban” on wild animal acts – a tale of betrayal

    3 January 2013

    Nine months after the Coalition Government announced its intention to ban wild animals in circuses ADI’s scepticism over the announcement has proved disappointingly well-founded. Six years ago the...

    Lion Ark Night: ADI Celebrity fundraising gala in Hollywood

    3 January 2013

    Over 250 people attended ADI’s star studded fundraiser in the Hollywood Hills. Themed around Operation Lion Ark, the night included speeches from ADI’s Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, Shannon Keith of ARME,...

    Join us for World Lab Animal Day 2013

    3 January 2013

    April 24th is World Lab Animal Day, a day when across the world we highlight the suffering of laboratory animals with one voice. We need you to be part of it. Can you help us raise much needed funds and...

    Lab promises to increase openness have a hollow ring

    2 January 2013

    The horror of animal experimentation is compounded by the secrecy that surrounds it. However, recent statements from the animal research community about developing more open policies have a hollow ring,...

    Britain’s new law on animal experiments

    2 January 2013

    After a decade long battle in Europe to secure progress AND to prevent existing protection being dismantled, we are now close to seeing EU Directive 2010/63 adopted into UK law. The first overhaul of...

    International Primate Day 2012

    2 January 2013

    This year’s International Primate Day highlighted the suffering of primates in laboratories around the world. USA: Unborn baby monkeys were given doses of the drug ketamine, exposed in the womb, killed,...

    Export of wild caught monkeys for vivisection blocked

    2 January 2013

    A number of female monkeys trapped in the wild and shipped to Israel cannot be exported for medical research, Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein said in June 2012. “Since [the monkeys] have been trapped...

    2013 Oscars entry ‘Blancanieves’ meets with opposition from animal lovers over bullfighting cruelty

    11 December 2012

    The movie ‘Blancanieves’ – billed as a bullfighting version of Snow White – has met with fierce opposition from animal lovers across Europe, who have signed a joint petition by Animal Defenders International...

    Bob Barker urges Oregon Zoo to secure baby elephant’s ownership

    5 December 2012

    December 5, 2012 —Animal Defenders International (ADI) has written to the director of Oregon Zoo, Kim Smith, calling for assurances that the controversial performing elephant supplier with ownership rights...

    Rose-Tu’s baby must not be handed to elephant abusers

    4 December 2012

    December 4, 2012, Portland, OR—Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released video evidence of the company who appears to have the rights to Rose-Tu’s baby, Have Trunk Will Travel, beating their elephants...

    Animal Defenders International oppose use of real tigers in making of Life of Pi movie

    3 December 2012

    Leading animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned the use of real tigers, reportedly four in total, in the making of upcoming movie ‘Life of Pi’ which premieres in Leicester...

    Government must ban wild animals in circuses as law fails Anne the elephant

    26 November 2012

    Case shows regulations cannot protect animals in circuses The decision to release circus owner Bobby Roberts with a conditional discharge, despite being convicted of cruelty to Anne the elephant, has...

    Animal Defenders International comments on outcome of Anne the elephant trial

    23 November 2012

    Bobby Roberts, owner of the Bobby Roberts Super Circus, has today become the first circus owner to be found guilty of offences under the Animal Welfare Act (2006). Mr Roberts was given a conditional discharge...

    Bullfighting banned in Bogotá, Colombia

    23 November 2012

    In June 2012, the Mayor of Bogotá announced that bullfighting will no longer be allowed in Colombia’s capital city, following a campaign by ADI and local groups.Bullfight organisers Taurine Corporation...

    Vision Express ends use of wild animals in advertising

    23 November 2012

    Vision Express has agreed with ADI to introduce an ethical policy on animal use and will no longer feature wild or exotic animals in their advertising. The decision follows discussions with ADI about...

    Cosmetics companies resume animal testing

    23 November 2012

    Several major cosmetics companies which previously claimed non-animal testing policies, have been stripped of their cruelty-free status due to expanding their sales into China. Although cosmetics testing...

    Lab monkey hunt STOPPED!

    23 November 2012

    4,000 owl monkeys spared.In Colombia, the Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca has revoked permits to capture wild owl monkeys for malaria experiments, ruling that research by Manuel Elkin Patarroyo...

    Animal Defender UK Winter 2012

    23 November 2012

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Winter 2012. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. If you want the vital work we report on here to continue then...

    CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association)

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0207 8334883 Web: www.clapa.com Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    BackUp

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0208 8751805 Web: www.backuptrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Backcare

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0208 9775474 Web: http://www.backcare.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    AVERT

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01403 210202 Web: www.avert.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    ARC (Antenatal Results & Choices)

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0207 7137356 Web: www.arc-uk.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Afasic

    22 November 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0207 4909410 Web: www.afasic.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    LA City Council takes step towards prohibiting elephants with circuses

    21 November 2012

    LA City Council Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee decided yesterday (20th November) to move forward to a vote by full Council a prohibition on the use of elephants in circuses. The move was proposed...

    Court shown ADI video of Anne the elephant being beaten and kicked

    19 November 2012

    Harrowing ADI video footage was shown in court today (Monday 19th, November) as the trial began of circus owners Bobby and Moira Roberts at Northampton Crown Court today. After some delays, due to technical...

    ADI release Colombian circus cruelty video as Senate prepares to discuss ban

    16 November 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has launched new video evidence exposing the continued abuse of animals in circuses across Colombia. It is hoped that Colombia will be the fifth country in South America...

    Lions in “Gambit” movie were trained by man whose bear attacked and killed his cousin

    16 November 2012

    The new movie “Gambit”, directed by Michael Hoffman, faces criticism from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for featuring two lions. The animals were trained by Randy Miller, whose own cousin, also...

    Circus Bosses on Trial for Cruelty to Elephant by Worker

    15 November 2012

    The trial of circus owners Bobby and Moira Roberts – over video evidence filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) showing their workers kicking and beating their elephant, Anne, at their winter quarters...

    Movie ‘Rust and Bone’ courts controversy and call for boycott over use of captive orcas

    15 November 2012

    Los Angeles, CA - November 14, 2012 - Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging movie goers to boycott the film ‘Rust and Bone’ – which hits cinema screens across the US next week, on November 23...

    ADI Goes Wild in Los Angeles!

    15 November 2012

    In the coming weeks, the Los Angeles City Council will be making a critical decision on an ordinance to protect circus animals. A critical discussion on animal circuses of the City Council’s PAW Committee...

    Alcohol Research UK

    9 November 2012

    Good Charities Guide Rating: Good one tick Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7821 7880 Web: www.alcoholresearchuk.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: No answer Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection groups

    6 November 2012

    Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from...

    NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection groups

    6 November 2012

    Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from...

    Movie ‘Rust and Bone’ courts controversy and call for boycott over use of captive orcas

    31 October 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging movie goers to boycott the film ‘Rust and Bone’ – which hits cinema screens in the UK this Friday, 2 November – over its promotion and needless use of captive...

    Cobalt

    31 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01242 535900 Web: www.cobalthealth.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Arthritic Association

    31 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01323 416550 Web: www.arthriticassociation.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Regulations for wild animals in circuses approved in the Commons despite continued opposition

    30 October 2012

    The House of Commons has today passed legislation to regulate the use of wild animals in circuses through licensing, following a committee debate yesterday afternoon. Lord de Mauley will now propose that...

    Circus regulations progress to the House of Commons following approval by Lords, despite concerns

    26 October 2012

    The House of Lords has approved regulations on the use of wild animals in circuses, following Wednesday’s Grand Committee debate, despite concerns raised by peers including Lord Knight of Weymouth and...

    Animal welfare groups urge Fortnum & Mason to end foie gras sales

    24 October 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and other leading animal protection groups – including Animal Aid, Compassion in World Farming, Four Paws, One Kind, RSPCA, Save Me, Viva!, and the International Veterinary...

    Plans to license wild animal circuses in the hands of the Lords

    23 October 2012

    On Wednesday, 24 October, the draft regulations for the licensing of wild animals in circuses will be discussed at a Grand Committee in the House of Lords. The debate will provide peers with the opportunity...

    The American highway is no place for elephants

    15 October 2012

    Accident in Mississippi increases calls from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for an end to the use of wild animals in traveling circuses. On Sunday night a semi-truck pulling a trailer of four...

    Medical Research Scotland

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0131 659 8800 Web: www.medicalresearchscotland.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Institute of Child Health - Funded by the Child Health Research Appeal Trust

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7905 2650 Web: www.ich.ucl.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    Babraham Institute

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01223 496 000 Web: www.babraham.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a...

    World Cancer Research Fund

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7343 4200 Web: www.wcrf-uk.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    National Reye's Syndrome Foundation UK

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01932 346843 Web: http://www.reyessyndrome.co.uk/home/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Eve Appeal

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7299 4430 Web: www.eveappeal.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    The Emma Killingback Memorial Fund

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 8599 5643 Web: www.emmakmemfund.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Christie (NHS Foundation Trust)

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0161 446 8286 Web: www.christie.nhs.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01225 448 444 Web: www.birdbath.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Amazon Breast Cancer Support Group

    11 October 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01623 632213 Web: www.amazonsgroup.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Breast cancer support group Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record...

    Lion Art: Hollywood art exhibition to help animals

    5 October 2012

    Artists with a heart are backing a lion-themed exhibition at a forthcoming fundraising night with TV host Bob Barker and CSI’s Jorja Fox for Animal Defenders International (ADI) in the Hollywood Hills...

    Secrets and lies – elephant suffering exposed in newly released inspection reports

    5 October 2012

    The full extent of the suffering of three elephants touring with the Great British Circus in 2009 has been revealed following the release of inspection reports and related documents to Animal Defenders...

    Bob Barker to receive Lord Houghton Award

    4 October 2012

    At a Hollywood Gala on October 13th, Bob Barker (philanthropist and Emmy award winning host of the Price is Right) is to be presented with the Lord Houghton Award for outstanding services to animal welfare...

    Bupa Foundation

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7656 2591 Web: www.bupafoundation.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Bone Cancer Research Trust

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0113 2621852 Web: www.bcrt.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    Edinburgh Gynaecological Cancer Fund

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0131 225 4681 Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent policy?...

    Lymphoma Research Trust

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7380 9931 Web: http://www.lymphoma-research-trust.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not know Organisational Area: Not know Policy / Record on research:...

    AMMF (Alan Morement Memorial Fund)

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01371 811811 Web: www.ammf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01604 622837 Web: www.iddtinternational.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known...

    Charlie's Challenge

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01825 872508 Web: www.charlieschallenge.com Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    British Tinnitus Association

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01114 250 9933 Web: www.tinnitus.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    British Institute of Radiology

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7307 1400 Web: www.bir.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Brain and Spine Foundation

    20 September 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7793 5900 Web: www.brainandspine.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known...

    Lion Art: Hollywood art exhibition to help animals

    13 September 2012

    The Lion Art Exhibition is the latest element to be unveiled of the forthcoming fundraising night with TV host Bob Barker and CSI’s Jorja Fox for ADI in the Hollywood Hills on October 13th. The gala...

    Former Great British Circus elephants escape trainer in Copenhagen

    13 September 2012

    Two elephants that Animal Defenders International (ADI) caught on film being abused whilst at the Great British Circus, and now with Circus Benneweis, yesterday escaped their trainer in rush-hour traffic...

    Government stand on experiments on stray animals welcomed

    5 September 2012

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed the Government's statement in Parliament to confirm that the UK will not licence the use of stray cats and dogs in experiments, with no exemptions....

    DEFRA to waste nearly £300,000 of public money on unwanted scheme

    5 September 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is appalled to hear that DEFRA plans to spend £261,000 on developing a licensing scheme for wild animals in circuses, when the majority of members of parliament (63%)...

    Speak out!

    3 September 2012

    Every year millions of animals suffer and die in unreliable experiments. Although some people claim that animal use in research is essential, the majority of medical and scientific research does not involve...

    Animal experiments

    3 September 2012

    Every year millions of animals suffer and die in unreliable experiments. Although some people claim that animal use in research is essential, the majority of medical and scientific research does not involve...

    International Primate Day: Exposing the horror of the primate experimentation industry

    31 August 2012

    Los Angeles, CA - August 31, 2012 - This year’s International Primate Day will be used by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to highlight the suffering of primates in laboratories around the world and...

    Ringling Circus greeted with protests in Bakersfield

    31 August 2012

    Bakersfield, CA August 28, 2012—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus faces protests in Bakersfield over their use of wild animals. Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) investigations have found...

    Don't support elephant abuse, ADI pleads Central States Fair officials

    31 August 2012

    Rapid City, SD, August 21, 2012— Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on Central States Fair officials to join other fairs and cities in Southern California that have severed all ties with...

    International Primate Day 2012

    31 August 2012

    Exposing the horror of the primate experimentation industryThis year’s International Primate Day will highlight the suffering of primates in laboratories around the world.
    USA: The unborn baby...

    International Primate Day 2012

    31 August 2012

    Exposing the horror of the primate experimentation industryThis year’s International Primate Day will be used by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to highlight the suffering of primates in laboratories...

    Animal Defender U.S. Summer 2012

    29 August 2012

    Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Summer 2012. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, click link at the bottom of this page to download the...

    Appeal Summer 2012

    29 August 2012

    Special Summer Appeal from ADI PresidentI hope you enjoy reading our latest magazine, where you will find news of our campaigns to end the suffering of animals in traveling circuses in the US. Click...

    Speaking up for the animals

    29 August 2012

    Lindsey Vesolowski is a junior at California Baptist University, and when she joined her speech and debate team, her professor said she could speak on anything she wanted. "Why not write about something...

    News Briefs Summer 2012

    29 August 2012

    The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (GAPCSA) which aims to end experiments on apes is progressing with 165 co-sponsors in the House and 14 in the Senate. You can contact your representatives...

    How I became an elephant

    29 August 2012

    How I Became an Elephant explores the treatment and threats to Asian elephants through the eyes of Juliette West, a 14-year-old girl from Los Angeles, and the work of Lek Chailert, rehabilitating elephants...

    Summit for the Elephants 2012

    29 August 2012

    The Summit for Elephants organized by our good friends at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Oakland Zoo, is a biannual opportunity for those working to protect elephants to come together. Pictured:...

    Bogota bans bullfights

    29 August 2012

    In a hugely progressive move, Colombia’s capital city, Bogota, has ended bullfighting in the city. Colombia is now in the forefront of the worldwide campaign to educate the public about the iniquity...

    Elephant trainer crushed in Ireland

    28 August 2012

    When Courtney Brothers Circus began touring with five elephants, including parading the animals through town centres, ADI’s Ireland campaign partner Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) warned of the risks....

    ADI case in the European Court of Human Rights

    28 August 2012

    In March ADI presented our case to the Grand Chamber of the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in an attempt to overturn a law preventing ADI advertising on television in the U.K. “At present the law...

    Big Cat Safety

    28 August 2012

    Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 4122) in February which, if passed, would prohibit private possession...

    Drury University minor in Animal Studies

    28 August 2012

    Drury University, in Springfield, MO whose educational mission includes cultivating students’ “ethical insight and critical thought” has announced a six-course minor in Animal Studies, examining how humans...

    World’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys

    28 August 2012

    When news broke about the world’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Oregon National Primate Research Center – monkeys with the genetic material from six individual...

    HBO cancels Luck after horse deaths

    28 August 2012

    The series ‘Luck’ starring Dustin Hoffman saw three horses so seriously injured on-set during the first season that they had to be euthanized. Public outcry over the deaths of the first two horses on...

    ADI investigation brings circus owners to court

    28 August 2012

    Circus owners Bobby and Moira Roberts are on trial in the U.K. on charges of: causing Anne the elephant unnecessary suffering due to chaining her to the ground at all times; failing to take reasonable...

    Victory! Greece bans all animal circuses

    28 August 2012

    After a six year campaign by ADI and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF), backed by over 50 local animal protection groups, the Greek Government has banned the use of all animals in circuses. The new...

    Victory! Paraguay and Ecuador ban wild animal acts

    28 August 2012

    When we first placed our team of field officers deep inside the South American circus industry in 2005 for two years, we could never have dared imagine that our findings would send such a shock wave across...

    Colombia moves closer to circus ban

    28 August 2012

    ADI Colombia and Rep. Augusto Posada of the Colombian Congress have announced that Bill 52/2011 to end the suffering of animals in traveling circuses has passed through the House of Representatives by...

    Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA)

    28 August 2012

    Grassroots push for federal legislationWe are lifting the tent flap to expose the horrible and cruel secret hiding under the big top of American traveling circuses. Our Break The Chain network of local...

    PETA and ADI file lawsuit against Feds over circus animal export permits

    28 August 2012

    Groups Allege Agency's Failure to Provide Legally Required Information Invalidates Ringling's Permits.PETA and ADI have filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Los Angeles against the U.S. Fish and...

    Jorja Fox takes on the elephant abusers in new ADI video

    28 August 2012

    ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox (CSI’s Sarah Sidle) has released a new video for ADI, calling for an end to circus animal abuse. The 90-second video tells the story of Krissy, an elephant torn from the wild in...

    State “humane” wildlife committee member caught shocking elephants

    28 August 2012

    In February, ADI attended California Department of Fish & Game Advisory Committee on Humane Care and Treatment of Wild Animals to deliver our video showing Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) elephants repeatedly...

    No Hollywood ending for Tai and Rosie

    28 August 2012

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon, Pattinson and James back with the circus. ADI calls on stars to end silence on abuse of animal actors. For Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, Water for...

    Elephant rides halted in Orange County, LA County and Fountain Valley

    28 August 2012

    ADI is steadily sweeping Southern California clean of elephant abuse, with one location after another severing ties with Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), a performing elephant provider ADI caught on camera...

    Britain’s biggest wild animal circus sells its animals

    22 August 2012

    The largest wild animal circus in the UK is selling off its animals. Martin Lacey, owner of the Great British Circus told Horse and Hound magazine that he plans to go animal free. Jan Creamer, President...

    Vision Express ends use of wild animals in advertising

    14 August 2012

    Vision Express has agreed with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to introduce an ethical policy on animal use and will no longer feature any wild or exotic animals in their advertising. The decision...

    Elephants at Fair Electric Shocked and Beaten

    13 August 2012

    Sioux Falls, SD, August 13, 2012—Animal Defenders International (ADI)is calling on Sioux Empire Fair officials to shun abusive elephant ride provider from next year’s attractions. ADI sent a letter to...

    Bob Barker and Jorja Fox launch campaign to protect circus animals in Los Angeles

    31 July 2012

    Award-wining host of “The Price is Right,” Bob Barker and CSI actress, Jorja Fox will be among the first Angelenos to sign a http://www.ad-international.org/petitions/petition from Animal Defenders International...

    Ringling Circus greeted with protests in Anaheim, CA

    25 July 2012

    Anaheim, CA July 25, 2012—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus faces protests in Anaheim over their use of wild animals. Animal Defenders International (ADI)investigations have found that animals...

    Appeal Summer 2012

    19 July 2012

    Special Summer Appeal from ADI and NAVS Chief ExecutiveThank you so much for staying behind us and our campaigns, and I hope that our spring/summer magazine both enlightens and encourages you that there...

    Survey reveals animals killed in university teaching, despite available alternatives

    12 July 2012

    An LDF survey of European universities has found that thousands of animals including mice, rats, guinea pigs, frogs and dogs continue to be used in unnecessary teaching practicals, when humane alternatives...

    New UK law on animal experiments Summer 2012

    12 July 2012

    This year, all EU countries will introduce new legislation on animal experiments in compliance with Directive 2010/63/EU. The UK Government has trumpeted their big move on lab animal welfare – the...

    Animal Defender UK Summer 2012

    12 July 2012

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Summer 2012. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. If you want the vital work we report on here to continue then...

    Tim the Horse

    12 July 2012

    When we arrived to seize eight lions in one cage from the Cavallini Circus at San Borja, Bolivia, things became heated. There was shouting, shoving, a knife was produced by the circus owner and the tyres...

    Home Office studies plan for CCTV monitoring in animal labs

    12 July 2012

    Who is there to watch them?A joint proposal by NAVS and Animal Aid for the introduction of CCTV cameras in animal research establishments is under consideration by the Home Office. Pictured, an NAVS...

    Inside a GM animal factory

    12 July 2012

    Genetic modification (GM) has been the biggest growth area in animal experimentation for two decades. More than half of the experiments in the UK are now on genetically modified and harmful mutant animals...

    ADI disappointed that licensing system is to go ahead, despite plans for wild animal circus ban

    12 July 2012

    Animal Defenders International is disappointed that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is still pressing ahead with a licensing scheme for wild animals in travelling circuses, despite...

    ADI launches Bill in U.S. Congress to ban wild animals in circuses

    12 July 2012

    Eighteen months of painstaking drafting and preparations led up to the final two days in Washington D.C. when, on 2nd November 2011, ADI and the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) launched H.R. 3359,...

    Victory! Paraguay and Ecuador ban wild animal acts

    12 July 2012

    When we first placed our team of field officers deep inside the South American circus industry in 2005 for two years, we could never have dared imagine that our findings would send such a shock wave across...

    Ringling Circus comes to Los Angeles amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals

    10 July 2012

    Los Angeles, July 10, 2012—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Los Angeles, bringing with it a menagerie, and the growing controversy about the suffering of these wild animals from confinement,...

    Victory! Greece bans all animal circuses

    10 July 2012

    The Greek Government has banned the use of all animals in circuses following a six-year campaign by ADI and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF), backed by over 50 local animal protection groups. The new...

    ADI Freedom of Information complaint exposes secret inspections

    10 July 2012

    If an inspection regime is to be forced upon an unwilling parliament and concerned public, we wanted to know what this might mean in reality, the scope, time spent on inspection, level of detail, etc....

    UK Celebrities in favour of a ban of wild animals in circuses

    10 July 2012

    ADI’s campaigns, investigative work and rescue operations consistently attract endorsements and backing from celebrities and high profile figures. Their invaluable support helps us to reach a wider...

    Circus Madness

    10 July 2012

    The Government announces intention to ban but, instead, introduces inspectionsThe Government’s strategy on wild animals in travelling circuses became a farce with the confusing announcement in March that...

    Animal experiments increase by 40 per cent since 2000

    10 July 2012

    Today’s publication of the annual “Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals” for 2011, compiled by the Home Office, has once again shown a disturbing, but predicted, increase in the number...

    No Hollywood ending for Tai and Rosie

    10 July 2012

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon, Pattinson and James back with the circusADI calls for stars to end silence on abuse of animal actors For Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants...

    Slaughter workers prosecuted

    10 July 2012

    In April, two former slaughterhouse workers pleaded guilty to offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and were jailed, after being caught on cameras placed in a slaughterhouse by Animal Aid. One man...

    ADI case in the European Court of Human Rights

    10 July 2012

    In March we presented our case to the Grand Chamber of the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in an attempt to overturn a law preventing ADI and NAVS advertising on television in the UK. “At present...

    Elephant rides halted in California

    9 July 2012

    Following the release of our undercover investigation of Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) last year – who we caught on camera beating and electric shocking elephants – a series of event organisers have ended...

    Animals suffering in labs rises – predicted to rise again

    9 July 2012

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is predicting yet another increase in animals being mutilated, infected, poisoned and given harmful genetic defects in UK laboratories when the Home Office...

    Elephant trainer crushed in Ireland

    9 July 2012

    When Courtney Brothers Circus began touring with five elephants, parading the animals through town centres, Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) warned of the risks. First there was a near escape, then...

    Jorja Fox takes on the elephant abusers

    9 July 2012

    ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox (CSI’s Sarah Sidle) has released a new video for ADI, calling for an end to circus animal abuse. “This is a bullhook. It’s heavy, it’s sharp, and it hurts. This is...

    4.000 monos nocturnos se salvaron de ser usados en experimentos de laboratorio

    6 July 2012

    Colombia: Animal Defenders International (ADI) describe como como un "gran avance para la protección de los animales y la conservación" la decisión del Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca de revocar...

    4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments

    6 July 2012

    Colombia: Animal Defenders International (ADI) has described the decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca to revoke permits to capture wild owl monkeys for malaria experiments as a “breakthrough...

    4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments

    6 July 2012

    Colombia: Animal Defenders International (ADI) has described the decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca to revoke permits to capture wild owl monkeys for malaria experiments as a “breakthrough...

    Ringling Circus comes to Fresno amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals

    5 July 2012

    Fresno, CA July 5, 2012—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Fresno, bringing with it a menagerie, and the growing controversy about the suffering of these wild animals from confinement,...

    Don’t support charities that fund vivisection

    2 July 2012

    When confronted with a charity collector in the street or on your doorstep, it’s difficult to know what is meant, exactly, by claims that your donation will go to vital medical research. Little is said...

    Circus master Gerry Cottle now supports a ban

    2 July 2012

    An unexpected ally in our campaign to end the use of animals in travelling circuses has come to the fore – circus impresario Gerry Cottle. Years ago, ADI was locked in battle with Gerry Cottle’s Circus...

    Circus owners in court following ADI investigation.

    2 July 2012

    Following a fifth hearing for legal arguments in June at Kettering Magistrates Court, District Judge Chinnery ruled that the trial of Bobby and Moira Roberts is to proceed in November. The charges relate...

    News Briefs Spring/Summer 2012

    2 July 2012

    It is with sadness that we announce the death of Billy, the hippo who lived at Chimfunshi, where Toto and family reside. Billy came to the Siddle family in 1992, when she was only 5 days old, her mother...

    Anne the elephant trial delayed until November

    19 June 2012

    Following a fifth hearing for legal arguments today at Kettering Magistrates Court, District Judge Chinnery ruled that the trial of Bobby and Moira Roberts is to proceed, but delayed until November. The...

    ADI to Warner Bros: Rock of Ages hits a sour note by using a live baboon

    15 June 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) blasted the makers of the new movie Rock of Ages for using a live performing primate. ADI is criticising the movie makers for giving no thought to the poor message...

    ADI to Warner Bros.: Rock Of Ages hits a sour note by using a live baboon

    15 June 2012

    Los Angeles, CA—Animal Defenders International (ADI) blasted the makers of the new movie Rock of Ages, opening today, for using a live performing primate. ADI is criticizing the movie makers for giving...

    Bogotá, Colombia, bans bullfighting

    15 June 2012

    The Mayor of Bogotá has announced that bullfighting will no longer be allowed in Colombia’s capital city, following a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and other local groups, highlighting...

    Paraguay bans wild animals in circuses (US press release)

    8 June 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Paraguay for becoming the latest country to ban the use of wild animals in circuses under Resolution 2002/12 passed this week by the Secretary of the Ministry...

    Paraguay bans wild animals in circuses

    8 June 2012

    With the British Government still stalling on when it will implement its promised ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, yet another country, Paraguay, has banned this archaic practice. Animal...

    Se elimina la exhibición de animales en espectáculos circenses en Bogotá.

    1 June 2012

    30-05-12. Bogotá – Colombia Animal Defenders International se complace en anunciar que la Plenaria del Concejo de Bogotá aprobó con 36 votos a favor y 8 en contra, el Plan de Desarrollo propuesto por...

    Bogotá prohibits the use of animals in circuses

    1 June 2012

    May 30, 2012 – Bogotá, Colombia – Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted to announce that the Plenary Council of Colombia’s capital city Bogota this week voted overwhelmingly to ban the use...

    Colombia moves closer to circus ban

    24 May 2012

    House of Representatives unanimously approves Bill that will end suffering of animals in circuses Bogota, Colombia: Animal Defenders International (ADI) Colombia and Rep. Augusto Posada of the Colombian...

    PETA & ADI Lawsuit Against Feds Over Circus Permits

    24 May 2012

    Groups Allege Agency's Failure to Provide Legally Required Information Invalidates Ringling's Permits Los Angeles – PETA and Animal Defenders International have filed a lawsuit in federal district court...

    ADI calls on Federal Agency to deny Ringling entry into Mexico

    15 May 2012

    Recently, Animal Defenders International has joined PETA and a coalition of seven other animal protection organizations including Animal Legal Defense Fund, AnimaNaturalis, Consejo Ciudadano de Seguridad...

    Shrine Circus comes to Fort Collins amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals

    12 May 2012

    Shrine Circus comes to Fort Collins amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals Fort Collins, CO - May 10, 2012—Jordan World Circus is coming to Fort Collins to perform as the El...

    Fourth Pre-Trial Hearing For Anne The Elephant Court Case

    3 May 2012

    Friday 4 May, 10am, Corby Magistrates Court, Northants This Friday, ADI representatives will attend the fourth pre-trial hearing of the landmark case against Bobby and Moira Roberts, who will lay...

    Ringling Circus comes to Albany, NY amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals

    2 May 2012

    Albany, NY - May 2, 2012—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Albany, bringing with it a menagerie, and the growing controversy about the suffering of these wild animals from confinement,...

    Zebra pulled from club promotion following protests

    27 April 2012

    An Oxford nightclub planning to use a zebra to promote its club night has cancelled its booking following objections from campaigners and local residents. Billed as the ‘Biggest May Day Party in...

    Los Angeles County Fair ends elephant rides

    26 April 2012

    Los Angeles—Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds James Henwood, President of the Los Angeles County Fair Association (LACFA) and their Board for their decision to end the elephant rides at the...

    April 24th: World Day for Laboratory Animals

    24 April 2012

    Tuesday April 24th is World Day for Laboratory Animals, recognised by the United Nations and commemorated on every continent of the world to highlight the suffering of animals in experiments. Founded...

    Special Appeal from ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox

    20 April 2012

    Hi, I'm Jorja Fox and I’d like to tell you tell you about Krissy the elephant. In 1984, Krissy was just two years old, a baby still hugging close to her mother’s side, nestled safe in her extended...

    Organisations refuse to participate in circus consultation

    20 April 2012

    Animal welfare organisations refuse to participate in ill-conceived consultation on wild animals in travelling circuses Statement on animal circus consultation from: Animal Defenders International,...

    RP Fighting Blindness

    17 April 2012

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01280 821334 Web: www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health and Disability Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Shrine Circus comes to town amid protests and a proposed federal law to ban wild animals

    13 April 2012

    Los Angeles, CA—The Al Malaikah Shriners are bringing Circus Gatti to Los Angeles with performances today through Sunday. Along with the clowns, trapeze artists and other human performers will come a...

    CSI’s Jorja Fox Takes on the Circus Elephant Abusers

    13 April 2012

    Los Angeles, CA—Actress Jorja Fox (who plays CSI’s Sarah Sidle) released a new video message about circus animal abuse today, on behalf of Animal Defenders International (ADI).. Fox is seen holding...

    Arthritis Care

    10 April 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7380 6500 Web: www.arthritiscare.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support and Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy...

    RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

    10 April 2012

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0303 123 9999 Web: http://www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Read and order ADI leaflets

    10 April 2012

    ADI have a range of leaflets and you can download them as .pdf files here, or...

    Take Action for Tai & Rosie!

    6 April 2012

    What you can do: Contact the actors To date the movie stars have been silent on the suffering of their elephant co-stars. Please join ADI in politely reaching out to them again and asking them to...

    Abused movie elephant stars appearing in Shrine circus this weekend

    6 April 2012

    Bismark, ND—Footage released by Animal Defenders International (ADI) shows the stars of Hollywood movies ‘Water for Elephants’ and ‘Zookeeper’ who are appearing this weekend in Bismark with The Missouri...

    Animal protection groups applaud Fountain Valley for canceling elephant rides at Easter event

    6 April 2012

    Orange County, CA—Animal Defenders International (ADI), PETA, and Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) thank the Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services Department for cancelling the elephant...

    Animal protection groups applaud Fountain Valley for canceling elephant rides at Easter event

    6 April 2012

    Great news! Animal Defenders International (ADI), PETA, and Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) thank the Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services Department for cancelling the elephant...

    Read and order NAVS leaflets

    5 April 2012

    The NAVS have a range of leaflets and you can download them as .pdf files here, or use the contact...

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon and Pattinson back in the circus

    4 April 2012

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon and Pattinson back in the circus ADI...

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon and Pattinson back in the circus

    4 April 2012

    Elephants that starred with Witherspoon and Pattinson back in the circus ADI says stars must end their silence on the abuse of animal actors Footage released by Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    Lord Houghton (1898 – 1996)

    3 April 2012

    Lord Houghton played a key role in British politics as an elected Member of Parliament, Minister, Parliamentary Labour Party Chair and member of the House of Lords. During his long parliamentary career,...

    Beryl Sanders

    3 April 2012

    Beryl Sanders, secretary of the NAVS’ Harrow Branch, was presented with the Lord Houghton Award in 1983. Beryl was a great local campaigner and started many NAVS branches from scratch, building them...

    Jean Pink

    3 April 2012

    Jean Pink, founder of Animal Aid, presented by ADI/NAVS with The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service to animal welfare in 1987. Inspired by Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation book, which she described...

    Neville Bassous

    3 April 2012

    Neville Bassous was presented with the Lord Houghton Award in 1992 for his lifetime of dedication and service to animal protection. Neville worked at the NAVS for over thirty years before retiring...

    Vicki & Tony Moore

    3 April 2012

    Vikki and Tony Moore were presented by ADI/NAVS with The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service to animal welfare in 1996. Vikki and Tony are two of the heroes of the modern movement to end the...

    Sheila Clayton

    3 April 2012

    Sheila Clayton was presented by ADI/NAVS with The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service to animal welfare in 2000 for her pioneering work as a local campaigner. Sheila began campaigning against...

    Sheila Siddle, David Siddle and Sylvia Jones

    3 April 2012

    Sheila Siddle, David Siddle and Sylvia Jones of Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Sheila Siddle, David Siddle and Sylvia Jones were presented by ADI/NAVS with The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service...

    Pat Derby and Ed Stewart

    3 April 2012

    Pat Derby and Ed Stewart of the Performing Animal Welfare Society and Ark 2000 Elephant Sanctuary were presented by ADI/NAVS with The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service to animal welfare in 2008...

    The Lord Houghton Award for outstanding service to animal welfare

    3 April 2012

    The Lord Houghton Award was initiated in 1980 as a lasting recognition of the significant contribution made by Lord Houghton to the animal welfare movement. Each year the four participating organisations...

    Cork, Ireland: Elephant crushes trainer during fight with another elephant

    2 April 2012

    Call for an end to the use of wild animals in travelling circuses Animal Defenders International (ADI) and ARAN of Ireland, have condemned the risk to public safety due to the inadequate facilities...

    Anne the elephant court case – Pre-trial hearing

    30 March 2012

    At today’s pre-trial hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Northants, it was agreed to allocate an entire week to the court proceedings in June, representing a three day extension from the original dates....

    Using elephants in circuses must stop

    30 March 2012

    Zoo, academic and animal protection experts react to Cork circus elephant escape Today delegates at the Summit for Elephants at Oakland Zoo, California issued a statement calling for an end to the use...

    Dramatic circus elephant escape leads to calls for wild animal circus legislation

    30 March 2012

    ‘Public and animal safety once again compromised’ says Animal Defenders International The startling sight of a runaway elephant in a car park in Cork, Ireland, has outraged animal rights campaigners...

    Dramatic circus elephant escape leads to calls for wild animal circus legislation

    30 March 2012

    Dramatic circus elephant escape leads to calls for wild animal circus legislation - ‘Public and animal safety once again compromised’ says Animal Defenders International LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2012...

    Dramatic circus elephant escape leads to calls for wild animal circus legislation

    30 March 2012

    Dramatic circus elephant escape leads to calls for wild animal circus legislation - ‘Public and animal safety once again compromised’ says Animal Defenders International The startling sight of a runaway...

    ADI response to news of escaped elephant in Ireland

    29 March 2012

    Following the Irish Examiner report about an elephant that had escaped from Courtney Brothers' circus, ADI's response to this incident is as follows: "This is a prime example as to why wild animals...

    Third Pre-Trial Hearing for "Anne the elephant" Court Case

    28 March 2012

    ‘Duty of care and responsibility of owners to be tested in landmark case’ This Friday morning at a pre-trial hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Northants, Bobby and Moira Roberts will lay out their...

    Week of Action for TEAPA a huge success!

    27 March 2012

    Animal Defenders International wants to thank everyone who participated in the Week of Action for the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA) and helped to make it a huge success. By contacting...

    Cruelty Free Alternatives

    27 March 2012


    Fragrances Dolma – “We believe that to be truly "cruelty free" a product must not only be entirely free from animal testing but should not contain substances of animals origin. ..We only use...

    Victory! Orange County Fair Board ends elephant rides at the fair

    27 March 2012

    http://www.ad-international.org/media_centre/go.php?id=2643&si=12STOP PRESS: NO ELEPHANT RIDES FOR LA COUNTY FAIR Victory! Six votes for ending the Orange County Fair elephant rides; only one opposed...

    “Wild animal ban will help circus industry but Government must act”

    23 March 2012

    Circus master Gerry Cottle: “I believe a ban will, in the end, improve the image of circuses in Britain. The animal issue has given circuses a bad name.” Animal Defenders International (ADI) have...

    Victory: Orange County Fair Board Voted to End Elephant Rides!

    22 March 2012

    Orange County, CA - March 22, 2011 - Animal Defenders International is pleased with the careful decision to end the elephant rides at the Fair and congratulates the Orange County Fair Board for their...

    Ringling Bros. Circus visits D.C. while Congress considers restrictions on wild animals

    15 March 2012

    Ringling Bros. Circus comes to town amid protests, controversy and newly proposed federal legislation that aims to restrict wild animals from traveling circuses Washington D.C.- March 14, 2012—Ringling...

    Annual Review

    15 March 2012

    An annual report and review of the year's campaigns, rescues, research and other activity for...

    The NAVS responds to statement about transportation of laboratory animals

    14 March 2012

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has followed with interest comments in the media today, from Lord Drayson, a former Labour Science Minister, and wishes to address many of the inaccuracies...

    Animal Defenders International applauds North Lanarkshire Council for voting to ban animal circuses

    13 March 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that North Lanarkshire Council has decided to ban all travelling circuses with performing animals from its land. This decision follows a recent announcement...

    Annual Review 2011

    8 March 2012

    A report and review of our campaigns, rescues, research and other activity in 2011 for Animal...

    Prime Minister fails to explain wild animal circus ban delay

    7 March 2012

    During Prime Minister’s Question Time today, Conservative MP Mark Pritchard pressed David Cameron on whether a ban on the use of wild animals would be introduced before the next general election. Again...

    Motion tabled in Scottish Parliament calling for end of wild animals in circuses

    7 March 2012

    As pressure mounts for the British Parliament to ban the use of wild animals in circuses sooner rather than later, a motion has been introduced into the Scottish Parliament calling for such a ban.
    ...

    Defending Animals - the blog of Jan Creamer

    7 March 2012

    For Jan Creamer's latest blog entries please...

    Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights to hear ground-breaking challenge to UK’s ban on

    6 March 2012

    A hearing in the Grand Chamber at the European Court of Human Rights this Wednesday, 7th March 2012, could remove a gagging order on organisations campaigning in the UK. The test case of Animal Defenders...

    Annual Review 2011 Supporters & Finances

    5 March 2012

    During 2011 we suffered a massive drop in income as the recession bit deep (amounts from legacies dropped due to poor house sales, and individual donations were lower). Our income was half of that in 2010....

    Mayoral Candidates urged to keep wild animal acts out of the capital and back national ban

    5 March 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is contacting 2012 London Mayoral candidates, Mayor Boris Johnson (Conservative), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones AM (Green),...

    Annual Review 2011 Animal Rescues

    5 March 2012

    Our animal rescue work has expanded enormously as our campaigns have produced changes that have saved animals. Donate now and help us rescue more animals and care for animals we have already rescued. ...

    Annual Review 2011 Research Without Animals

    5 March 2012

    Every year, the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research makes a massive financial commitment to developing methods of medical and scientific research that do not use animals or their tissues. Whether it...

    Annual Review 2011 Exposing Animal Cruelty

    2 March 2012

    ADI’s undercover investigations are the frontline in exposing and ending animal suffering around the world. Our operations can last for months or even years, taking meticulous planning, considerable resources,...

    Annual Review 2011 Campaigns Animals in Entertainment

    2 March 2012

    Movie Stars Electric ShockedOur campaign to end the cruel exploitation of animals in films, TV and advertising shocked a global audience when we released footage of how the animal star of Water for Elephants...

    Annual Review 2011 Campaigns Stop Circus Suffering

    2 March 2012

    This remains one of the most successful animal protection campaigns ever. Our investigations, including the huge exposé of Chipperfield and others in 1998, followed by many others here and abroad (UK...

    Has Government struck secret deal with circuses?

    1 March 2012

    Today’s Defra announcement that animal circuses will be regulated and a ban on wild animals will be delayed indefinitely has been greeted with delight by animal circuses and outrage by MPs and animal protections...

    Annual Review 2011 Campaigns End Animal Experiments

    1 March 2012

    New law on animal experiments for the UKThe European Directive (2010/63/EU) on animal experiments was passed in 2010 and triggers the biggest overhaul of animal experimentation regulations for nearly 25...

    Wild animals to be banned from circuses…one day

    1 March 2012

    Defra ban announcement today effectively delays action indefinitely The Government has today, once again, postponed a ban on the use of wild animals in traveling circuses indefinitely. In defiance...

    Government defies public opinion on animal circuses

    29 February 2012

    ‘Defra’s public ‘consultation’ on animal circuses slammed’ Government plans to announce (on Thursday 1st March) a consultation on the licensing of wild animals in circuses have been condemned as yet...

    Annual Review 2011 Campaigns 2012: The Road Ahead

    29 February 2012

    Animal experiments: This is a key year, as the UK and other European countries finalise new laws in line with the European Directive on animal experiments. Opportunities are limited but key targets include...

    Annual Review 2011 Who We Are

    29 February 2012

    Our group of organisations, Animal Defenders International, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (the world’s oldest and most respected group of its kind), and the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research...

    Annual Review 2011 Chief Executive’s Overview

    29 February 2012

    2011 saw our small, dynamic team securing animal protection legislation; rescuing and caring for animals; working undercover to secure evidence of suffering; educating the public and creating awareness...

    Stop Circus suffering Global Roundup Winter 2011

    22 February 2012

    Europe Following our recent exposé at Bobby Roberts Super Circus, several members of the European Parliament have taken steps to protect circus animal welfare at EU level. In response to a question from...

    Survey reveals animals killed in university teaching continuing despite available alternatives

    20 February 2012

    UK fourth highest user. Political commitment called for to end unnecessary animal use The findings of a survey of European universities reveal that thousands of animals including mice, rats, guinea...

    Anne the elephant court case – Pre-trial hearing

    16 February 2012

    Legal team of circus owners criticised by Magistrate for delays and failure to present defence At today’s pre-trial hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Northants, the legal team of circus owners Bobby...

    Pre Trial Hearing For Anne The Elephant Court Case

    14 February 2012

    ‘Duty of care and responsibility of owners to be tested in landmark case’ Thursday 16 February, 10am: This Thursday morning at a pre-trial hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Bobby and Moira Roberts...

    The Academy of Medical Sciences

    13 February 2012

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 3176 2150 Web: http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) / Hyperbaric Medical Centre

    13 February 2012

    Rating: Good, one tick Tel: 01752 209999 Web: http://www.ddrc.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Aintree Arthritis Trust

    13 February 2012

    Rating: Good, one tick Tel: 0151 709 0841 Web: http://aintreearthritistrust.org/home Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on...

    Animal Defenders International applauds East Ayrshire Council for voting to ban animal circuses

    10 February 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted to learn of East Ayrshire Council’s recent unanimous decision to ban all travelling circuses with performing animals from its land. Through this...

    The perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s

    9 February 2012

    As a Valentine’s gift for your partner, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is offering the chance for readers to adopt one of their rescued animal couples saved from terrible suffering, who have now...

    Committee member who advises on humane care of wildlife caught on video shocking elephants

    8 February 2012

    Committee member who advises California Dept. of Fish & Game on humane care of wildlife caught on video shocking elephants. Animal Defenders International will present video at meeting and deliver to...

    Greece bans animal circuses

    3 February 2012

    We are delighted to announce that the Greek Government has banned the use of all animals in circuses following a campaign by ADI and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF), backed by over 50 local animal...

    UK Government under increasing pressure to implement ban called for by MPs and Public

    3 February 2012

    Last year British back bench MPs voted overwhelmingly for a ban on wild animal acts. A year earlier, 94.5% of respondents to a Defra public consultation had backed a ban. Now the UK has been overtaken...

    Greece bans animal circuses

    3 February 2012

    The Greek Government has banned the use of all animals in circuses following a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF), backed by over 50 local animal...

    News Briefs Autumn/Winter 2011

    2 February 2012

    Thank you Wendy! TV presenter, author and long-time ADI supporter, Wendy Turner Webster, showed her support for ADI’s work by giving a series of talks on a Fred Olsen Mediterranean cruise. Armed with...

    Research without animals

    2 February 2012

    Projects currently being funded by our humane research wing, the http://www.ldf.org.uk/research/Lord...

    Stop Circus Suffering: Global round-up

    2 February 2012

    Austria Cirkus Krone have filed a complaint before the Austrian Constitutional Court in an attempt to overturn the ban on wild animal acts. ADI has submitted a dossier to the Federal Chancellor who is...

    British MPs vote for a ban on wild animal acts

    1 February 2012

    Two years ago ADI filmed inside the Great British Circus elephant tent when staff thought no one was looking. The video of elephants being punched, kicked and beaten was not the first ADI exposé to horrify...

    Victory! Peru circus ban

    1 February 2012

    Six years of investigations, exposés, lobbying, demonstrations, events and more conclude as Peru bans wild animals in circuses. Here we look back on the intense ADI campaign that has ended the misery...

    ADI acts after sick elephant falls

    1 February 2012

    Sarah, a sick 54-year-old elephant at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, collapsed while attempting to climb onto the train after performing in Anaheim, CA. ADI has filed a complaint, calling...

    The Greatest Circus Protest on Earth?

    1 February 2012

    Over 500 animal advocates greeted circus-goers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a massive demonstration which has been called “The Greatest Circus Protest on Earth”. Organized by ADI in conjunction...

    Our Californian Pride

    1 February 2012

    Camba, the female of the first pride of lions from Bolivia, has been separated from her brothers Dactari, Bambek and Simba by a fence, in order to prevent breeding and possible fights when she is in season....

    Lion Ark: The adventure continues

    1 February 2012

    When ADI secured the ban on animal circuses in Bolivia it presented a new challenge. Next we had to race across Bolivia, closing down every circus, seizing every animal. Then the record-breaking lion...

    No longer alone: BABOON BLISS!

    1 February 2012

    Torn from his mother as a baby, Tilin spent the next 17 years of his life with the circus. Constantly chained by the neck, living in a small box, Tilin’s only company was a pride of lions. Photo: Tilin...

    ADI brings case against circus bosses over elephant abuse

    1 February 2012

    ADI brings case against circus bosses over elephant abuse Bobby and Moira Roberts, owners of Bobby Roberts’ Super Circus, are being prosecuted on criminal charges over the mistreatment of Anne the elephant....

    Elephant Issues - Campaign News Briefs Winter/Spring 2012

    1 February 2012

    Pressure mounts to move Toronto’s three elephants to California. After a plea from Bob Barker, Toronto Zoo's board has upheld a decision made by Toronto City Council to send the elephants, Toka, Thika...

    Campaign Update: Great Ape Protection and Cost Saving Act and European Union Directive

    1 February 2012

    Urgent Update - July 24, 2012 Take Action now for Chimpanzees! The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works has a hearing scheduled for tomorrow, July 25th, 2012 and will discuss the Great...

    Lab Animal Week 2011

    1 February 2012

    As the government began considering the biggest overhaul of regulations on animal experiments for 25 years, NAVS hit the streets with an eye-catching Cutting Edge Not Knife Edge billboard van that toured...

    Life begins for the Lion Ark Prides

    1 February 2012

    At the end of last year, securing a ban on the use of animals in circuses in Bolivia, we completed the rescue of EVERY animal from circuses across the country. Six monkeys, a coati mundi, a deer and horse...

    Movie Star Electric Shocked and Water for Elephants

    1 February 2012

    Water for Elephants.... and electric shocks and bullhooks.... Water for Elephants is a romantic drama set in a 1930s animal circus in the USA, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. The biggest...

    Animal Test Figures 2010

    1 February 2012

    The “Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals” for 2010 were published by the Home Office in July. The report revealed that over 3.7 million experiments were undertaken on animals in...

    Animal Rights National Conference 2011

    1 February 2012

    At the Animal Rights National Conference in LA in July, US Campaigns Director Matt Rossell participated on the ‘State of the Movement’ panel, discussing our vivisection and circus campaigns in the US....

    Abuse of Anne the elephant at Bobby Roberts

    1 February 2012

    In March 2011, ADI’s exposé of the beating of Anne the elephant and other animals at Bobby Roberts’ Super Circus winter quarters in Polebrook, Northamptonshire, caused a storm of media pressure and public...

    Kick animal testing out of the House 2011

    1 February 2012

    Household testing ban commitment The NAVS’ Kick Animal Testing Out of the House campaign has been long and hard-fought: having achieved a UK ban on cosmetics testing in 1998, followed by a full Europe-wide...

    B&K Universal planning permission refused

    1 February 2012

    In June 2011, East Riding Council refused planning permission for Yorkshire-based B&K Universal to erect new buildings for breeding beagle dogs for use in experiments, citing traffic concerns surrounding...

    Ringling Pays $270,000 in Settlement with USDA for alleged violations

    1 February 2012

    Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is to pay a massive settlement—$270,000—the largest of its kind in the history of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), for alleged violations dating from June 2007 to...

    US Campaigns News Briefs - Winter/Spring 2012

    1 February 2012

    72 beagles saved from lab Congratulations to our friends at Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME) who stepped in to save 40 dogs when a vivisection laboratory in Spain closed. 32 beagles were relocated...

    ADI helps lion and tiger rescues

    31 January 2012

    Panama Lions start new life in ADI Biosphere The 15,000 square foot biosphere that ADI funded to house our 25 Operation Lion Ark lions while they acclimatized to wintry Colorado after a very hot Bolivia,...

    Farewell to Rhanee:

    31 January 2012

    The tragic life of an elephant who never found her place in the sun Rhanee, the elephant that grabbed people’s hearts following ADI’s exposé of the British circus industry a decade ago, has passed away. Rhanee...

    Break the Chain

    31 January 2012

    It's time for Americans to step up and 'Break the Chain' of circus suffering! Make the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act a reality. Contact your Members of Congress now! You can find sample...

    New human model for cancer research unveiled

    31 January 2012

    ‘Providing a viable replacement for animal testing’ The Lord Dowding Fund (LDF), which awards grants for non-animal scientific and medical research has teamed up with researchers at the University...

    Now the suffering can be stopped

    31 January 2012

    Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA) launched in Congress 18 months of painstaking preparations led up to the final two days in Washington D.C., when ADI and the Performing Animal Welfare...

    Animal Defender Winter/Spring 2012

    31 January 2012

    Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Winter/Spring 2012. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, click link at the bottom of this page to download...

    Dogs spared as laboratory factory farm is blocked

    30 January 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that the British Government has rejected plans for new breeding units from U.S. based company for beagle dogs bred to be used in laboratory experiments...

    Dogs spared as laboratory factory farm is blocked

    26 January 2012

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is delighted that the Government has rejected plans for new breeding units for beagle dogs to be used in laboratory experiments in Yorkshire. Laboratory...

    A new excuse from government regarding the wild animal circus ban

    25 January 2012

    ‘Defra’s preposterous circus of excuses continues’ Animal Defenders International (ADI) has accused the government of desperation and contradiction over its continued attempts to block a ban on wild...

    Campaigners’ Briefing: Points to make if questioned about a ban on wild animals in circuses

    23 January 2012

    Animal suffering Animals suffer in travelling circuses even with the best will in the world from the circus owners. The travelling circus is not a suitable environment for an animal. Restrictions of...

    ‘Chimeric’ monkey research - a dark day for research

    20 January 2012

    Los Angeles, January 13, 2012 - News of the world’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys, created by the...

    Animals in circuses

    19 January 2012

    ADI’s undercover investigations in circuses all over the world have shown that life for animals in circuses is one of deprivation and suffering. They spend excessive periods of time in transporters (even...

    New Wild Animal Circus Ban EDM tabled highlighting Defra lethargy

    18 January 2012

    ‘Momentum maintained as government continues to fail to act’ A group of cross-party MPs has launched an Early Day Motion (EDM 2586) in Parliament to pressurise the Government to release Defra inspection...

    UK prohibition of the keeping of primates as pets is long overdue says ADI

    17 January 2012

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has contacted all MPs requesting that they attend a Ten Minute Rule Motion to bring in a prohibition of the keeping of Primates as Pets in the UK. ADI is fully...

    ONPRC ‘Chimeric’ monkey research; Particularly dark day for animal research

    13 January 2012

    Los Angeles, January 13, 2012 - News of the world’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys, created by the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) has been a cause of outrage and concern at LA-based Animal Defenders...

    New European Commission web portal for cosmetics products

    13 January 2012

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), Animal Defenders International (ADI), and Lord Dowding Fund (LDF) welcome the recent announcement, by the European Commission, of a new web portal for cosmetic...

    New Wild Animal Circus Ban EDM tabled

    11 January 2012

    ‘Government out of time and out of legal excuses’ Animal Defenders International (ADI) says the Coalition Government is out of time and out of legal excuses as it supports an Early Day Motion (EDM 2563)...

    NAVS appalled by world's first chimeric monkeys

    6 January 2012


    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is appalled to learn that researchers at the Oregon National Primate Centre in the U.S. have created the world’s first chimeric monkeys with genetic...

    Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01484 510013 Web: http://www.lauracranetrust.org/home.aspx Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on...

    British Kidney Patient Association

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01420 541424 Web: www.britishkidney-pa.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    Yorkshire Cancer Research

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01423 501269 Web: http://www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Wellbeing of Women

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7772 6400 Web: http://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    The Shaw Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01225 716300 Web: http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/home Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Safer Medicines Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 8265 2880 Web: http://www.safermedicines.org/index.php Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on...

    The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 8780 4500 Web: http://www.rhn.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0207 235 2351 Web: www.rcpsych.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The National Society for Research into Allergy

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01455 250715 Web: http://web.onetel.net.uk/~eunicerose/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Migraine Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7631 6970 Web: www.migrainetrust.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health, Welfare and Support, Disability Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association (MAARA)

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0116 2479888 Web: http://www.maara.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Mental Health Foundation

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 020 7803 1100 Web: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Meningitis Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01453 768000 Web: http://www.meningitis-trust.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Haven

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7384 0007 Web: http://www.thehaven.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    The Elton John AIDS Foundation

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7603 9996 Web: http://www.ejaf.com Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The British Stammering Association (BSA)

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 8983 1003 Web: http://www.stammering.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    The Big C

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01603 286112 Web: http://www.big-c.co.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Terrence Higgins Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0808 802 1221 Web: http://www.tht.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Teenage Cancer Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7612 0370  Web: http://www.teenagecancertrust.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    St Thomas Lupus Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 020 7188 3562 Web: http://www.lupus.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Spinal Injuries Association

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 08456 786633 Web:www.spinal.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on...

    Sightsavers International

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01444 446600 Web: http://www.sightsavers.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Sense

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0845 127 0060 Web: http://www.sense.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Scope

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7619 7296  Web: http://www.scope.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    SANE

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7375 1002 Web: http://www.sane.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Macular Disease Society

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01264 350 551 Web: http://www.maculardisease.org/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Headway

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0115 924 0800 Web: http://www.headway.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Guideposts Trust

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01993 772886 Web: www.guidepoststrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy /...

    Greater London Fund for the Blind

    22 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7620 2066 Web: http://www.glfb.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    No legal obstacles to UK ban on wild animals in circuses

    21 December 2011

    ‘Government objections to ban swept aside as court upholds Austria’s ban on wild animal acts’ TODAY, the Austrian Constitutional Court in Vienna announced that it had thrown out the application by Circus...

    Coeliac UK

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01494 437278 Web: http://www.coeliac.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7377 5578 Web: http://www.chect.org.uk/cms/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    Cancerkin

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7830 2323/2310 Web: http://www.cancerkin.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Cancer Active

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0151 929 5744 Web: http://www.canceractive.com/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    Cancer Care

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01524 381820 Web: http://www.cancercare.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record...

    Breast Cancer Survival Trust

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0191 5491179 Web: http://www.breastcancersurvivaltrust.co.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record...

    Breakthrough Breast Cancer

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7025 2400 Web: http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Batten Disease Family Association

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01252 416110 Web: http://www.bdfa-uk.org.uk/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Autism Independent UK

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01536 523274 Web: http://www.autismuk.com/ Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Allergy UK

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01322 619989 Web: www.allergyuk.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on...

    Action Against Allergy

    21 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 020 8892 4949 Web: www.actionagainstallergy.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    VICTORY! ADI Applauds Santa Ana for Ending Elephant Rides After Investigating Abuse Video

    17 December 2011

    LOS ANGELES, December 16, 2011 - Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the City of Santa Ana’s announcement that they will be ending elephant rides at the Santa Ana Zoo and their twenty five-year-run...

    Government blocks access to circus inspection reports

    16 December 2011

    ‘Plans for a licensing regime are doomed to failure’ Animal Defenders International (ADI) has accused the Government of a lack of transparency and using blocking tactics in their refusal to allow access...

    Undetermined

    13 December 2011

    These are charities which failed to provide sufficient information to determine which category they belong to. Some may have responded by asking not to be included in the guide. We recommend you do not...

    Case study: research using rats funded by Alzheimer's Society

    13 December 2011

    Sayer, R. et al ( 2008) “The effect of stress on the expression of the amyloid precursor protein in rat brain” Neuroscience Letters, vol. 431, no. 3, pp: 197 – 200 Alzheimer’s Society (UK) The study...

    Case Study: research using mice, rats and zebrafish funded by the British Heart Foundation

    13 December 2011

    Stone, O.A. et al. (2009) “Critical Role of Tissue Kallikrein in Vessel Formation and Maturation Implications for Therapeutic Revascularization”, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol....

    Case study: research using mice funded by Cancer Research UK

    13 December 2011

    Massie, C. E. et al, (2011) “The androgen receptor fuels prostate cancer by regulating central metabolism and biosynthesis”, The EMBO Journal, vol. 30, pp: 2719 – 2733 Cancer Research UK Xenograft...

    Case study: research using rabbits funded by Diabetes UK

    13 December 2011

    Sergeant, G. P. et al (2009) “Spontaneous Ca2+ Waves in Rabbit Corpus Cavernosum: Modulation by Nitric Oxide and cGMP”, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 6, pp: 958 – 966 Diabetes UK This study used...

    Case study: research using marmoset monkeys funded by Parkinsons UK

    13 December 2011

    Zeng, B-Y. et al (2010) “Morphological changes in serotoninergic neurites in the striatum and globus pallidus in levodopa primed MPTP treated common marmosets with dyskinesia. “,Neurobiology of Disease,...

    All charities listed A-Z

    13 December 2011

    Click on a charity to find out if it is good or bad: The Academy of Medical Sciences Action Against Allergy Action Cancer Action for ME Action Medical Research Action on Addiction Action...

    The NAVS Good Charities Guide: by category

    13 December 2011

    Click to see which charities fall under each category. Good: two ticks A charity receives two ticks only if they have confirmed that they have a policy not to carry out or fund animal research and...

    Good: two ticks

    13 December 2011

    These charities have confirmed that they do not fund or carry out any animal experiments. Importantly, these charities have made a long-term commitment not to fund animal experiments. You can donate with...

    Good: one tick

    13 December 2011

    These charities have confirmed that they currently do not fund or carry out any animal experiments. However, they have not confirmed a long-term commitment to never fund animal experiments (and may even...

    Bad

    13 December 2011

    These charities fund or carry out research involving animals. The Academy of Medical Sciences Action Medical Research Age UK AICR Alzheimer's Research UK Alzheimer's Society Arthritis...

    Crohn's and Colitis UK

    12 December 2011

    (Formerly national association for colitis and crohn's disease) Rating: Bad Tel: 01727 830038 Web: http://www.nacc.org.uk/content/home.asp Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational...

    Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01725 517 977 Web: http://www.cgd.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support; Disability Organisational Area: Welfare...

    Cancer Research UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0300 123 1861 Web: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    British Skin Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7391 6341 Web: http://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    British Lung Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 08458 505020 Web: http://www.lung.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a...

    British Heart Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7554 0000 Web: http://www.bhf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Breast Cancer Campaign

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7749 3700 Web: http://www.breastcancercampaign.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy /...

    Ataxia UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7582 1444 Web: http://www.ataxia.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Asthma UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7786 4900 Web: http://www.asthma.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; welfare and support Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Arthritis Research UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01246 541115 Web: http://www.action.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Action Medical Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01403 210406 Web: http://www.action.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record on research:...

    AICR

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01334 477910 Web: http://www.aicr.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Alzheimer's Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7423 3500 Web: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Alzheimer's Research UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01233 843899 Web: http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    Age UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0800 1698080 Web: http://www.ageuk.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    The Stroke Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7566 0345 Web: http://www.stroke.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; welfare and support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy...

    Circulation Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Good Charities Guide Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7304 4779 Web: www.circulationfoundation.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record...

    Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 8464 7211 Web: www.cftrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    DEBRA

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01344 771961 Web: www.debra.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support; Disability Organisational Area: Welfare and research...

    Pain Relief Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0151 529 5820 Web: http://www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Deafness Research UK (Formerly The Hearing Research Trust)

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7833 1733 Web: www.deafnessresearch.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Not Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Diabetes UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7424 1076 Web: www.diabetes.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Welfare and Research based Policy / Record...

    Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 023 9263 7808 Web: www.drwf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Not Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01332 365676 Web: http://www.pwsa.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research: No...

    Fight for Sight

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7264 3900 Web: www.fightforsight.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record on research:...

    The Partially Sighted Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0844 477 4966 Web: http://www.partsight.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7802 3200 Web: www.fsid.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a...

    Genetic Alliance UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7704 3141 Web: www.geneticalliance.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7239 3000 Web: www.gosh.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7188 7700 Web: www.gsttcharity.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: We are a catalyst for health and health...

    The Healing Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7869 6920 Web: http://www.thehealingfoundation.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not...

    Ovacome

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0845 371054 Web: http://www.ovacome.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare...

    Institute of Cancer Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7352 8133 Web: www.icr.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    North West Cancer Research Fund

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0151 709 2919 Web: http://www.nwcrf.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    International Spinal Research Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01483 898786 Web: www.spinal-research.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7713 2030 Web: www.jdrf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a permanent...

    National Osteoporosis Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01761 471771 Web: http://www.nos.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy...

    Kids Kidney Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 8241 4999 Web: www.kidskidneyresearch.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Kidney Research UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0845 070 7601 Web: www.kidneyresearchuk.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    National Autistic Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7833 2299 Web: http://www.autism.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Multiple Sclerosis Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 8438 0700 Web: www.mssociety.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Meningitis Research Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01454 281811 Web: www.meningitis.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Disability Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    Epilepsy Action

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0113 210 8800 Web: http://www.epilepsy.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support; Disability Organisational...

    The Communication Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7843 2550 Web: http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Education Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0131 225 6963 Web: http://www.chss.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0121 212 3839 Web: http://www.childliverdisease.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Not known Policy...

    Cancer Research Wales

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 029 2031 6976 Web: http://www.crw.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Meningitis UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0117 3737373 Web: www.meningitisuk.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Motor Neurone Disease Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01604 250505 Web: http://www.mndassociation.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Registered Charity Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7803 4800 Web: www.muscular-dystrophy.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Newlife

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01543 462 777 Web: www.newlifecharity.co.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Ovarian Cancer Action

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 0300 456 4700 Web: www.ovarian.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this a...

    Parkinson's UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7931 8080 Web: www.parkinsons.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy...

    Prostate Action

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 8788 7720 Web: www.prostateaction.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Psoriasis Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 08456 760076 Web: www.psoriasis-association.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known...

    Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01270 872776 Web: www.raynauds.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    The British Polio Fellowship

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 8842 1898 Web: http://www.britishpolio.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 01252 749990 Web: www.braintumourtrust.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    St Peter's Trust for Kidney, Bladder and Prostate Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 74439388 Web: www.stpeterstrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record on research:...

    British Homeopathic Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01582 408 675 Web: http://www.britishhomeopathic.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area:...

    The Wellcome Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Bad Tel: 020 7611 8888 Web: www.wellcome.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Action Cancer

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 028 9080 3363 Web: www.actioncancer.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known...

    BEAT (Eating Disorders Assocation)

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0300 123 3355 Web: http://www.b-eat.co.uk Questionnaire response received:Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research:...

    Action on Addiction

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 77931011 Web: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Breast Cancer Care

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0845 092 0800 Web: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy /...

    Action on Hearing Loss (RNID)

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 020 7296 8000 Web: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01924 896100 Web: http://www.birt.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Disability Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on research: No...

    British Council for Prevention of Blindness

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 020 7404 7114 Web: www.bcpb.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Bowel Cancer UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7386 4004 Web: http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Children's Research Fund

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01695 420928 Web: www.childrensresearchfund.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    The Encephalitis Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01653 692583 Web: www.encephalitis.info Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record...

    Ataxia - Telangiectasia Society

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01582 760733 Web: http://www.atsociety.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support; Disability Organisational...

    Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 020 7605 4244 Web: www.fnaist.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Anthony Nolan Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0303 303 0303 Web: http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research:...

    Guide Dogs for the Blind

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 0118 983 5555 Web: www.guidedogs.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Alström Syndrome UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01803 524238 Web: http://www.alstrom.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support; Disability Organisational Area:...

    Heart Research UK

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 0113 234 7474 Web: www.heartresearch.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    Jefferies Research Trust Wright-Fleming Institute

    12 December 2011

    Jefferies Research Trust Wright-Fleming Institute Rating: Undetermined Tel: 020 7594 3902 Web: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/institutes/wfi/wfiestab/ Questionnaire response received:...

    Against Breast Cancer

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01235 534211 Web: http://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01685 617500 Web: www.ludwig.ox.ac.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Migraine Action Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 0116 2758317 Web: http://www.migraine.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record on...

    Multiple Sclerosis Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01462 476700 Web: www.mstrust.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 020 7840 7840 Web: http://www.macmillan.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Welfare and Support Organisational Area: Welfare-based Policy / Record...

    The Lord Dowding Fund For Humane Research

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 0207 6303340 Web: http://www.ldf.org.uk Questionnaire response received: N/A Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy / Record...

    National Kidney Federation

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good one tick Tel: 01909 544999 Web: www.kidney.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Killing Cancer

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 0779 8833003 Web: http://www.killingcancer.co.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    The Paget's Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 0161 799 4646 Web: www.paget.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    International Glaucoma Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01233 648164 Web: http://www.glaucoma-association.com Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Disability Organisational Area: Information...

    NSPCC

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01293 651841 Web: www.nspcc.org.uk Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    The Humane Research Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 0161 4398041 Web: http://www.humaneresearch.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Animal; Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 0115 958 4740 Web: http://www.frame.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Environmental and Animal; Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Downs Heart Group

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Web: www.dhg.org.uk Tel:0300 102 1644 Fax: 0300 102 1645 Email:info@dhg.org.uk Web: http://www.dhg.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research...

    Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 028 9032 0184 Web: www.nichsa.com Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Dr Hadwen Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01462 436819 Web: http://www.drhadwentrust.org Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    Cerebra

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01267 244200 Web: http://www.cerebra.org.uk Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Disability Organisational Area: Research-based Policy...

    The PSP Association

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01327 322410 Web: www.pspeur.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is this...

    Society for Endocrinology

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Undetermined Tel: 01454 642200 Web: www.endocrinology.org Questionnaire response received: No Remit: Not known Organisational Area: Not known Policy / Record on research: Not known Is...

    Caring Cancer Trust

    12 December 2011

    Rating: Good two ticks Tel: 01983 568658 Web: http://www.caringcancertrust.com Questionnaire response received: Yes Remit: Medical Research and Health; Welfare and Support Organisational Area:...

    The NAVS Good Charities Guide

    9 December 2011

    Each year millions of people receive appeals from charities asking to help their cause. Unfortunately, many will unwittingly support charities who fund cruel and unnecessary animal experiments. This...

    Parliament row brews over animal experiments and new EU Directive

    8 December 2011

    An opportunity to increase animal protection and public accountability As the UK Government considers how it will bring the new EU Directive, 2010/63/EU, into UK law, MPs and animal protection and...

    Animal Defender Winter 2011

    2 December 2011

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Winter 2011. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. UK lab rules update The UK Government is currently re-drafting...

    Victory in Peru

    2 December 2011

    On 21st July, following an investigation of circus animal suffering and a long campaign by ADI and local animal protection groups, President Alan Garcia of Peru signed into law an end to the use of wild...

    Parliament votes for a circus ban

    2 December 2011

    A political storm followed our exposé of Bobby Roberts Super Circus, resulting in a vital step towards an end to wild animal circuses. Our exposé of the suffering of 57-year-old elephant Anne at the...

    UK lab rules update Winter 2011

    2 December 2011

    As reported in recent issues of Animal Defender, the UK Government is currently re-drafting legislation on animal experiments following the adoption of a new European Directive, 2010/63/EU. The 25 year...

    Court case for Anne the elephant set for June 2012

    1 December 2011

    ‘Duty of care and responsibility of owners to be tested in landmark case’ Today at a preliminary hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Bobby and Moira Roberts pleaded not guilty to offences under the...

    First court appearance for circus bosses charged over cruelty to Anne the elephant

    30 November 2011

    In a landmark case, the trial of Bobby and Moira Roberts will begin tomorrow the 1st December at Corby Magistrates Court for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in relation to the mistreatment of...

    Anne Saved

    16 November 2011

    Anne, Europe’s oldest elephant, removed from the circus after devastating ADI exposé. In March 2011, a daring ADI investigation exposed the sickening abuse of Anne the elephant and other animals at...

    We expose more sickening UK violence

    16 November 2011

    Surely the government must ban circus misery now? ADI has released shocking footage from behind the scenes at the winter quarters of Bobby Roberts Super Circus. Once again, the circus industry has been...

    Anne the elephant: a message to supporters wishing to follow the Bobby and Moira Roberts trial

    15 November 2011

    From Jan Creamer, Chief Executive As many of our supporters will have seen in the news, the trial of Bobby and Moira Roberts on charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, over the treatment of the circus...

    ADI calls for Anne the elephant’s plight to become symbolic of UK wild animals in circuses ban

    10 November 2011

    Sir Paul McCartney pledges support for ADI’s campaign Following the announcement by the Crown Prosecution Service that it has agreed to take on the prosecution of Bobby and Moira Roberts in relation...

    CPS Statement on Anne the Elephant

    10 November 2011

    The Crown Prosecution Service has today agreed to take on the prosecution of Bobby and Moira Roberts in relation to the mistreatment of their circus elephant “Anne”. The prosecution was originally brought...

    Help end suffering in UK circuses

    10 November 2011

    Please take action today to support ADI's campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses Contact Defra’s Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman MP. Tell her that you are outraged with the government’s...

    Help end suffering in UK circuses

    10 November 2011

    Please take action today to support ADI's campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses Contact Defra’s Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman MP. Tell her that you are outraged with the government’s...

    Help end suffering in UK circuses

    10 November 2011

    Please take action today to support ADI's campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses Contact your MP immediately asking them to sign EDMs 2563 and 2586 Contact Defra’s Secretary of State,...

    One step closer to a ban on animals in circuses in Colombia

    9 November 2011

    ‘The 5th Commission of the Chamber of Representatives approves bill to ban all animals in circuses’ Bogota, Colombia 9 November 2011– Animal Defenders International (ADI) is overjoyed that the bill...

    Bill to end use of wild animals in circuses unveiled at Congress

    4 November 2011

    Captive wildlife specialist Veterinarian tells Members of Congress “wild animals in circuses suffer, it’s time it stopped” Washington DC, Nov. 03, 2011 – Measures that could see an end to elephants,...

    Congress: Bill to end use of wild animals in circuses unveiled

    2 November 2011

    Congressman Rep. Jim Moran, Bob Barker, and Jorja Fox announce new Bill to end animal suffering. Washington DC, Nov. 02, 2011 – Measures that could see an end to elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys and...

    Bob Barker, Jorja Fox and animal protection groups launch ‘Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act'

    2 November 2011

    ‘Historic Bill to end cruelty to wild animals in circuses’ Washington DC, Nov. 02, 2011 – Today on Capitol Hill, renowned celebrity animal protectionists Bob Barker and Jorja Fox will join Animal Defenders...

    Leicester Vegan Fair

    31 October 2011

    ADI will be attending the Leicester Vegan Fair this november. Please come along and say hello! When: Saturday 12 November Where: Christchurch Hall, Clarendon Park Road, Leicester Web: For more...

    Out of control: New report shows animal circuses duped inspectors

    20 October 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) today released a new report showing how animal circuses have duped welfare inspectors from the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), from local authorities,...

    New Aston University research centre houses only paediatric MEG scanner in Europe

    12 October 2011

    A brain scanner specifically for children – one of only three in the world – forms part of pioneering new research facilities at Aston University in Birmingham. The newly opened Aston Brain Centre...

    Government reveals plan to defy backbenchers on wild animal circus ban

    11 October 2011

    Defra urged to respect will of Parliament and put in place a timetable for phasing out wild animals in circuses The Coalition Government is risking incensing cross-party MPs after dismissing calls...

    ADI & Deputies call on Congress to ban animal circuses

    6 October 2011

    At the National Congress Palace today, the global animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Deputies gathered to publicly condemn the continued use of animals in circuses, and call...

    Hendon MP and supporters continue battle to save wild animals from circuses

    27 September 2011

    Matthew Offord meets local supporters and lends weight to Animal Defenders International's campaign for a ban on wild animal circuses Matthew Offord, Conservative MP for Hendon, today made a stand outside...

    Leicester Vegan Fair

    8 September 2011

    ADI will be attending the Leicester Vegan Fair this...

    TRIPOLI ZOO STATEMENT:

    6 September 2011

    Animal Defenders International is aware of the recent press reports regarding the fate of animals in Tripoli Zoo and is concerned for their welfare. We have contacted the Libyan Embassy in London and...

    International Primate Day highlights plight of thousands of primates used for animal testing

    1 September 2011

    The UK Government is currently considering new rules on animal testing, and has launched a public consultation Earlier this year saw the release of three lucky little ex-laboratory monkeys – ‘Baloo,...

    International Primate Day highlights plight of thousands of primates used for animal testing

    1 September 2011

    The UK Government is currently considering new rules on animal testing, and has launched a public consultation Earlier this year saw the release of three lucky little ex-laboratory monkeys – ‘Baloo,...

    Support ADI on your Wedding Day

    30 August 2011

    Congratulations on your wedding day! If you are in the process of planning your special day, and would like to make ethical choices that benefit animals, it’s easy to include us in your big day! There...

    The ADI Jewellery Recycling Collection!

    30 August 2011

    Please donate your unwanted Gold, Silver, Costume Jewellery and Watches We have come up with a simple way for you to help boost much needed funds for our campaigns for animals, whilst also benefiting...

    SARAH, A SICK RINGLING BROS. ELEPHANT, FALLS DOWN AND COLLAPSES WHILE BEING LOADED ON TRAIN

    12 August 2011

    LOS ANGELES – Aug. 9, 2011 - Animal Defenders International (ADI) has filed a formal complaint calling on USDA Western Regional Director, Robert Gibbens, to check on Sarah, a sick elephant at the Ringling...

    Rhanee the ex-Chipperfield circus elephant dies

    10 August 2011

    After four years at Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, Rhanee, the elephant that caught the heart of the nation during the cruelty trial of Mary Chipperfield, her husband Roger Cawley and their elephant keeper Michael...

    Donate Now

    5 August 2011

    We need your help to end the suffering of animals. By making a donation today, you will help our important work for animals: exposing cruelty, educating the public, securing legislation, funding humane...

    Lions for Lions

    4 August 2011

    Cannes Lion Award Winner 2011Thank you for choosing to make a donation, and help care for the 29 ex-circus lions recently rescued from Bolivia by Animal Defenders International. For your adoption,...

    ADI Fundraiser at ARC a “Delicious” Success!

    2 August 2011

    When you get 1,000+ animal rights activists together, the best thing to do is match their passion with delicious veggie food and raise some money for the animals! When the national Animal Rights Conference...

    Take Action for Abused Elephants

    2 August 2011

    Animal Defenders International has expanded efforts to end cruel elephant rides, after ADI’s release of footage that shows Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) owners and trainers hitting and shocking elephants...

    Action Alert: Respond to the Home Office consultation on animal testing

    29 July 2011

    The deadline has now passed for responding to the consultation - thank you to everyone who has spoken out for laboratory animals The UK Government is planning a new law on animal experiments - the biggest...

    Peru has banned wild animals in circuses

    22 July 2011

    ADI's 'Stop Circus Suffering' campaign announces landmark victory in Peru Last night, President Alan Garcia signed into law an end to the use of wild animals in circuses, following an investigation...

    NAVS response to Government announcement on end to animal testing of household products

    18 July 2011

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is encouraged by the Home Office’s announcement today, declaring the Government’s commitment to ending the testing of household products on animals. Jan...

    The NAVS steps up its UK “Cutting Edge Not Knife Edge” animal testing campaign

    13 July 2011

    Cross-party MPs join to show support for NAVS campaign outside House of Commons Today, the world’s premier anti-vivisection group the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) stepped up its campaign...

    The NAVS condemns the rise in UK animal experiments

    13 July 2011

    Research should be ‘Cutting Edge, Not Knife Edge’ Today, the Home Office published the annual “Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals” for 2010. The results show that there was an increase...

    Animal Defenders USA Summer 2011

    11 July 2011

    Welcome to the Animal Defender USA Magazine, Summer 2011. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. Operation Lion Ark First we exposed the suffering; then...

    Operation Lion Ark

    11 July 2011

    First we exposed the suffering; then we campaigned and secured a ban; and when the first circus closed we took all the animals to a wonderful new life. It turned out that was just the start... In November...

    Missouri: Voters support puppy mill law; then the Governor re-writes it

    11 July 2011

    In November, voters in Missouri passed Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which established minimum standards in Missouri, a place regarded as America’s puppy mill capital due to the...

    Break The Chain

    11 July 2011

    If you are looking for a sign, an animal totem to inspire, or a harbinger to mark the right moment to help us launch a full-scale initiative to end the suffering of animals being forced to perform in circuses...

    Victory for NASA monkeys

    11 July 2011

    Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys. The announcement followed distribution to every member of...

    Santa Ana Elephant Rides: It’s not harmless fun

    11 July 2011

    Have Trunk Will Travel hire their elephants out for rides, as well as movies and advertising. Each weekend, elephants are trucked from Perris, California to the Santa Ana Zoo to give rides to visitors....

    Movie Star Electric Shocked

    11 July 2011

    Water for Elephants.... and electric shocks and bullhooks.... Water for Elephants is a romantic drama set in a 1930s animal circus in the USA, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. The biggest...

    Southwest Christmas Without Cruelty Fair

    11 July 2011

    ADI will be attending the Southwest Christmas Without Cruelty Fair this November. We need volunteers to help with ADI’s stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org...

    Compassionate Living Fair

    11 July 2011

    ADI will be attending the Compassionate Living Fair this November. When: Saturday 12 November,...

    London Animal Charities Fair

    11 July 2011

    ADI will be attending the London Animal Charities Fair this November and our Campaigns Manager, Alexandra Cardenas, will be speaking about our Stop Circus Suffering campaign. We need volunteers to help...

    Exeter Green Fair

    11 July 2011

    ADI will be attending the Exeter Green Fair this September. We need volunteers to help with ADI’s stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find out how...

    Lions rescued by ADI go free in Colorado

    6 July 2011

    LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 - It will be their own Independence Day, as three groups of lions from Animal Defenders International’s record-breaking Operation Lion Ark are released on Tuesday 5th July, 10...

    Pressure mounts against U.S. chimpanzee research

    5 July 2011

    Public opposition to chimpanzee experiments has reached a historic high, with the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research coming increasingly under fire. Only two countries in the world currently...

    Jorja Fox fans raise $600 for rescued lions

    5 July 2011

    Actress Jorja Fox, of the popular TV show CSI, undertook the work of compassion when she joined ADI in support of our landmark “Operation Lion Ark,” to airlift 25 ex-circus lions from Bolivia to a new...

    Developments with wild animal circuses ban

    4 July 2011

    Momentum must be maintained Animal Defenders International (ADI) has listened intently to the comments from the Prime Minister and his Defra Minister over the past 24 hours regarding proposals for...

    SHOCKING SHOW BUSINESS COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU WARNS ADI

    30 June 2011

    Next movie for the elephants filmed being electric shocked during training...

    Have Trunk Will Travel defrauded the public over elephant star of Water for Elephants, says ADI

    28 June 2011

    Los Angeles, Monday June 27, 2011 -- Today, in the US District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, Animal Defenders International (ADI), together with members of the public, Gail Profant...

    Parliament votes for animal circuses ban

    23 June 2011

    Overwhelming political support for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses In a highly charged one sided Commons Debate and free vote this evening, the Government has been left in absolutely...

    Celebrities bring wild animal circus ban fight to Parliament for crucial commons debate

    22 June 2011

    In advance of the crucial Commons Debate to discuss a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses tomorrow, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and high profile supporters and celebrities are once again...

    Media Alert: Commons Debate and Media Call on Wild Animals in Circuses

    22 June 2011

    Cross Party Commons Debate tomorrow and media call as pressure builds on Government to implement a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses The Government is facing a potential defeat over its...

    Senior Tories write to PM to request Government reconsiders wild animal circus ban

    21 June 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has garnered the support of Conservative politicians who have written a joint open letter to the Prime Minister requesting that the Government reconsiders its recent...

    Action Alert: Lobby your MP to Stop Circus Suffering

    17 June 2011

    Join ADI on Thursday 23rd June at the House of Commons. As backbench MPs prepare to debate the issue of wild animals in circuses in Parliament next week, ADI is making a huge push to try to persuade...

    Beagle Farm proposal rejected in victory for animal welfare

    16 June 2011

    The Planning Committee of East Riding Council has helped strike a blow for animal welfare and protection by voting to refuse planning permission for a new building for breeding beagle dogs to be used in...

    Further pressure builds on Government to implement a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

    15 June 2011

    Backbench cross party debate secured - momentum continues. Mark Pritchard MP has secured a three hour backbench cross party debate in the House of Commons next week to discuss the issue of wild animals...

    Celebrity support

    14 June 2011

    ADI's campaigns, investigative work and rescue operations consistently attract endorsements and backing from celebrities and high profile figures. Their invaluable support helps us to reach a wider...

    The NAVS calls on the public to respond to Home Office Consultation

    13 June 2011

    Opportunity for “Cutting Edge, not knife edge” as Government consults on animal testing directive. This year the UK will begin the first major revision of animal experimentation rules in over 25 years...

    Not in Our Town benefit gig

    13 June 2011

    Not In Our Town is a campaign set up by artists in the Southend area to raise awareness of the suffering of wild and domestic animals used in travelling circuses. Enjoy a host of bands as well as a...

    Scottish Parliament debates a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

    10 June 2011

    Minister agrees that it is unacceptable for animals to be used for entertainment. Yesterday evening there was a Scottish Parliament chamber debate secured by Elaine Murray to debate a motion on the...

    Celebrities bring ADI wild animal circus campaign to Number Ten

    9 June 2011

    PM requested to reconsider position as a matter of urgency Animal Defenders International (ADI) has enlisted the help of high profile supporters and celebrities who have written a joint open letter...

    Defra Minister Continues to Attempt to Defend the Indefensible

    8 June 2011

    ...and tries to dismiss ADI legal advice on wild animals in circuses Today saw a 90 minute Commons Debate on the use of wild animals in circuses in Westminster Hall, secured by Stoke On Trent MP and...

    European Commission tells the UK to face up to its responsibility on wild animals in circuses

    3 June 2011

    A further obstacle removed for Government to implement outright ban. The European Commission has officially informed the European Parliament that circus animals are the responsibility of individual...

    ADI’s legal advice on the Human Rights Act and European Services Directive

    2 June 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has received expert legal advice stating that an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses would not breach the Human Rights Act or the EU Services Directive,...

    ADI’s legal advice: circus ban would not breach Human Rights Act or European Services Directive

    2 June 2011

    No obstacles left in way for Government to implement outright ban. Animal Defenders International (ADI) has received expert legal advice stating that an outright ban on the use of wild animals in...

    Help ADI speak up for Tai and other animal actors

    1 June 2011

    ADI released two separate videos this month that show Tai—the elephant star in the current movie Water for Elephants—and other elephants being electric shocked and hit with bullhooks by their owners and...

    Coalition Government on the ropes with wild animals in circuses ban

    25 May 2011

    Revelation that Ministers were aware that a ban could be implemented without primary legislation Defra Minister Jim Paice’s comments last week during the Commons Debate on wild animals in circuses,...

    Christmas Fayre

    20 May 2011

    ADI will be attending the Annual Christmas Fayre this December. When: Sunday 4...

    ADI Circus Campaign gathers momentum

    20 May 2011

    Today, Animal Defenders International has contacted all MPs to muster further support for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. They have been asked to sign EDM 403 which calls for a ban...

    Briefing on Ministerial Announcement on Performing Wild Animals in Circuses

    19 May 2011

    ADI's briefing on the recent Government's announcement on wild animals in circuses provides evidence that there is no pending EU legal challenge against the Austrian law banning wild animals in circuses....

    Minister admits previous comments incorrect on status of Austrian legal proceedings

    19 May 2011

    Government accused of further inaccuracies regarding delayed court proceedings Government have been accused of misleading the public once again today, with the claim that the Austrian court proceedings...

    Government to review legal advice on wild animal circus ban in light of ADI evidence

    18 May 2011

    No Euro block paves way for outright ban Government’s recent announcement that they are unable to ban the use of wild animals in circuses due to a current legal challenge involving the Austrian Government’s...

    ADI to Present Evidence of No European Block to Circus Ban

    18 May 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) & Senior Conservative Politicians Meeting With Government This Morning To Discuss Wild Animals In Circuses Ban
    This morning, representatives of ADI are meeting...

    Gate to Southwell Folk Festival

    17 May 2011

    ADI will be attending the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival this June. We need volunteers to help with ADI's stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find...

    Rescued lions freed: Five lions walk into Colorado sunshine

    13 May 2011

    LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2011 - The lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) will be freed into the second of four massive natural enclosures being built on 80 acres at The Wild Animal Sanctuary...

    Animal Defenders International Slams Coalition Government weakness over circus regulation decision

    13 May 2011

    Proposals really are a ‘toothless tiger’ The Coalition Government’s announcement today that it will not be banning the use of wild animals in circuses due to a legal challenge involving the Austrian...

    Animal Defenders International Slams Coalition Government weakness over animal protection

    12 May 2011

    Coalition Government dooms performing animals to a life of brutality and suffering by hiding behind the EU The Coalition Government’s suggestion that it will not be banning the use of wild animals in...

    More video evidence of movie elephant suffering released by ADI as elephant experts condemn abuse

    11 May 2011

    LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 -- Wildlife vet describes training at elephant suppliers for Water for elephants: “Nothing rivals the cruelty I have witnessed over the last few days.” Animal Defenders International...

    Estrella de Cine recibe descargas eléctricas

    10 May 2011

    El video publicado hoy por Animal Defenders International (ADI) muestra que el elefante que aparece junto a Reese Witherspoon y Robert Pattinson en la nueva película “Agua para Elefantes”, recibe golpes...

    Shocking Show Business

    10 May 2011

    Next movie for the elephants that were filmed being electric shocked during training is “Zookeeper” with Kevin James Revelations by Animal Defenders International (ADI) that the elephant currently co-starring...

    Movie Star Electric Shocked

    7 May 2011

    Video released today by Animal Defenders International shows the elephant that appears alongside Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in the new film Water for Elephants, being beaten and electric-shocked...

    7 in 10 people back ban on wild animals in circuses

    6 May 2011

    7 in 10 people back ban on wild animals in circuses; less than 1 in 10 think the use of wild animals in British circuses should continue. And No10 may still opt for self-regulation of the circus industry?...

    The use of elephants at the Great British Circus in 2009

    6 May 2011

    This report is based on the findings of an ADI investigation of the use of three elephants imported from Germany to tour with the Great British Circus for the 2009 season.

    Action Alert: Defend the Cosmetics Ban Deadline

    3 May 2011

    In 2003 the EU introduced a phase-out of cosmetics testing on animals and a complete ban on the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals anywhere in the world - a great victory....

    Lab Animal Week 2011 - thank you!

    3 May 2011

    As Lab Animal Week comes to a close, the NAVS would like to thank our amazing supporters for making our events a success. What you can do to help lab animals Make a donation to the NAVS today Defend...

    Allerdale Council in Cumbria bans wild animals in circuses

    3 May 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Allerdale Council for voting to ban circuses with wild animals performing on council land on Wednesday 20 April 2011. The motion, tabled by Moorclose Councillor...

    Action Alert: Defend Wildlife Protection Laws

    21 April 2011

    Animal Defenders International is today backing the campaign to defend environmental protection legislation.
    The campaign, started by campaigns group 38 Degrees, calls for regulations such as...

    Victory for NASA monkeys

    21 April 2011

    Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys. The announcement followed distribution to every member of...

    NAVS “Cutting Edge Not Knife Edge” campaign tours Britain

    20 April 2011

    As government considers the biggest overhaul of regulations on animal experiments for 25 years, the NAVS has hit the streets with an eye-catching billboard van. Throughout Lab Animal Week, local MP’s,...

    Operation Lion Ark

    19 April 2011

    First we exposed the suffering; then we campaigned and secured a ban; and when the first circus closed we took all the animals to a wonderful new life. It turned out that was just the start..... In...

    Victory for NASA monkeys

    19 April 2011

    Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys. The announcement followed distribution to every member of...

    New vivisection law for the UK – this year

    19 April 2011

    The Home Office has told us that they plan to have draft legislation prepared by the autumn with a view to this being implemented by late 2012. This will be the biggest overhaul of animal experimentation...

    Animal Defender Spring 2011

    19 April 2011

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Spring 2011. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. New vivisection law for the UK – this year The Home Office has...

    Ludlow Green Fair

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the Ludlow Green Fair this August. When: Sunday 28...

    London Vegan Festival

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the London Vegan Festival this August. Entry is £2.00 - please come and visit ADI's stall! ADI Campaigns Associate Kate Werner will be giving a talk on our “Cutting Edge, not Knife...

    London Green Fair

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the London Green Fair this June. We need volunteers to help with ADI's stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find out how you...

    Wychwood Festival

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the Wychwood Festival this June. We need volunteers to help with ADI's stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find out how you...

    Vegfest Bristol

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the Vegfest Bristol this May. Visit the ADI stall in the main marquee (Sat & Sun, 11am-8pm) – and Global Campaigns Manager Alex Cardenas will also be speaking about our Stop Circus...

    Rickmansworth Festival

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the Rickmansworth Festival this May. We need volunteers to help with ADI's stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find out how...

    Taunton Vegan Fayre

    18 April 2011

    ADI will be attending the Taunton Vegan Fayre this May. We need volunteers to help with ADI's stall, so please contact our office at 020 7630 3340 or email info@ad-international.org to find out how you...

    World Lab Animal Week

    15 April 2011

    Millions of animals suffer and die each year in laboratories all over the world, in experiments that can never be trusted. You have the power to change this. It is sometimes claimed that animal experiments...

    During Lab Animal Week, ADI Highlights Lack of Science Behind Suffering

    15 April 2011

    LOS ANGELES 15th April, 2011 –To tie in with the launch of Worldwide Laboratory Animal Week (17 – 24 April 2011), Animal Defenders International (ADI) would like to remind the US public of the pitfalls...

    Animal Defenders International and Bobby Roberts Super Circus

    15 April 2011

    Statement from ADI: Concerning the release of undercover footage by ADI, of treatment of animals at the winter quarters of Bobby Roberts Super Circus: For legal reasons, we are limited in what we can...

    NAVS “Cutting Edge Not Knife Edge” billboard touring London

    14 April 2011

    As government considers the biggest overhaul of regulations on animal experiments for 25 years, the National Anti Vivisection Society (NAVS) hit the streets of Westminster with an eye-catching billboard. The...

    Rescued circus lions step out into the sunshine

    14 April 2011

    LOS ANGELES AND KEENESBURG, CO, Apr. 14th April, 2011 – Eight circus lions, rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI), that once lived in a stinking, cramped cage on a circus trailer will this week...

    The NAVS welcomes Minister Lynne Featherstone’s statement on household product testing

    5 April 2011

    On 29 March, Lynne Featherstone, the Home Office Minister, issued a statement in response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Adrian Sanders MP confirming that the Government intends to ban animal testing...

    Help save animals like Anne

    3 April 2011

    How you can helpWe urgently need your help to save animals like Anne, and stop this suffering once and for all. Write to your MP at: The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Write to Lord Henley, the...

    Anne the elephant safe at last

    3 April 2011

    Anne the elephant has made a safe journey to Longleat Safari Park this morning after being handed over by Bobby Roberts Super Circus.
    Last weekend Animal Defenders International (ADI) released...

    Joint statement on Anne's relocation

    31 March 2011

    The plight of Anne the elephant has captured the heart of the public. We are delighted to announce that Mr Roberts has agreed that Anne can be rehomed to a place where she will feel safe and secure. Animal...

    The Battle to free abused elephant Annie brought to London

    30 March 2011

    ‘Let’s rescue Annie, let’s stop circus suffering’ In the fight to rescue Annie the elephant, whose horrendous abuse and suffering was exposed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) over the weekend,...

    ADI comments on Anne’s proposed relocation

    30 March 2011

    ADI is delighted that Mr and Mrs Roberts have said that they are prepared to let Annie retire. It is important to get her very quickly to a place where she can be comfortable and secure, and be treated...

    ADI offers to rehome Annie the abused elephant

    27 March 2011

    ‘Let’s retire Annie, get her to sanctuary’ Having released shocking footage yesterday from behind the scenes at the winter quarters of Bobby Roberts Super Circus, which graphically showed violence...

    Shocking new ADI cruelty exposé shames UK circus industry

    26 March 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) today released shocking footage from behind the scenes at the winter quarters of Bobby Roberts Super Circus, which graphically shows violence and confinement of circus...

    Únete a ADI en Suramérica!

    7 March 2011

    Contáctate con nuestro equipo para unirte a la red de Animal Defenders International en Suramérica. E-mail: infolatam@ad-international.org Apartado Postal 359888 BOGOTÁ, Colombia. Haz una donación...

    Action Alert: Help Break The Chain!

    4 March 2011

    ADI Los Angeles office: volunteers needed to help BREAK THE CHAIN. For tabling events, delivering leaflets to businesses, take on the circuses head on, and raise the pressure. Break the chain of...

    Lab Animal Week 2013

    2 March 2011

    World Day for Laboratory Animals – April 24th – is about commemorating the suffering of animals in laboratories. Animals are burnt, blinded, scalded, poisoned, mutilated, starved and products are forced...

    Generosity of Bob Barker ending suffering across the globe

    1 March 2011

    How a $2million donation set a precedent for the enforcement of animal protection legislation. Last week Operation Lion Ark touched down in Denver, CO – a single DC10 aircraft carrying 25 rescued circus...

    ADI

    19 February 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 17, 2011 – Animal Defenders International’s record breaking ‘Operation Lion Ark’, a rescue that began in Bolivia last November, ended yesterday when 25 lucky lions touched down at Denver...

    ‘Operation Lion Heart’ - Valentines day rescuers prepare to load 25 lions in record breaking airlift

    15 February 2011

    The record breaking lion rescue by Animal Defenders International (ADI) moved a step closer to lift off today. ‘Operation Lion Ark’ is due to take off from Bolivian soil on Wednesday 16th February, and...

    Colorado sanctuary ready to receive record-breaking lion airlift

    15 February 2011

    On February 16th, the Animal Defenders International (ADI) Lion Ark will touch down at Denver International Airport with 25 lions rescued from circuses in Bolivia en route to a fabulous new life for the...

    ADI’s record breaking pride of lions one step closer to flight to freedom

    15 February 2011

    The Lion Ark of Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal protection organization that works globally for the protection of animals, moved a step closer to take off today when ADI’s vet...

    Bolivian Companies Back Record-Breaking Rescue by ADI

    15 February 2011

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has been overwhelmed by the amount of support in Bolivia for Operation Lion Ark, which will see 25 rescued Bolivian circus lions taken to a new life in the USA next...

    EL LEÓN NÚMERO 25 ESTÁ A SALVO

    9 February 2011

    EL RESCATE DE LEONES CIRCENSES DE ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL ROMPERÁ TODOS LOS RÉCORDS El número de leones que Animal Defenders International (ADI) transportará por vía aérea, como parte de su Operación...

    Lion Number 25 Saved

    9 February 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2011 - The number of lions being airlifted on the record-breaking Animal Defenders International (ADI) airlift, known as Operation Lion Ark, rose this weekend to 25. A specialist ADI...

    Roll up, Roll up! ADI’s Elephant Tour hits the streets of London!

    4 February 2011

    Animal Defenders International has launched an “Elephant Tour” of London at Romford Market with more stops planned all over the capital and surrounding areas to raise awareness about a ban on wild animals...

    BOB BARKER, JORJA FOX Y UN GRAN GRUPO DE CELEBRIDADES APOYAN UN RESCATE FELINO DE ADI QUE BATE TODOS

    4 February 2011

    “Estoy tan impresionado con ADI que voy a hacer una inversión adicional a su extraordinario trabajo y los invito, de hecho, los insto a que se unan conmigo a hacerlo” – Bob Barker, presentador de El Precio...

    Operación “Arca de Leones”: Animal Defenders International Planea Enorme Vuelo de Leones Rescatados

    4 February 2011

    Se alistan los preparativos del que será el rescate de animales más grande jamás registrado, cuando 25 leones de circo, rescatados por Animal Defenders International, sean trasladados desde Bolivia a un...

    Cachorros de siete semanas de edad y nacidos en la miseria, crecerán libres

    4 February 2011

    Leones incautados de los circos de toda Bolivia mientras que el país cierra la industria de los circos con animales de una vez por todas En una serie de decomisos dramáticos llevados a cabo por toda...

    A Pride of Celebrities Pledge Support for ADI Rescue

    3 February 2011

    “I am so impressed with ADI that I am going to make another investment in their mind-boggling work, and I invite you, in fact, I urge you to 'man-up' and join me, too.”- Bob Barker, former host of the...

    Animal Welfare Minister Urged to Stop UK Circus Suffering

    3 February 2011

    Now is the time for decisive action Animal Defenders International (ADI), the UK based leading animal protection organisation that works globally for the protection of animals has stepped up its campaign...

    Action Alert: Defend the Cosmetics Ban Deadline

    27 January 2011

    In 2003 the EU introduced a phase-out of cosmetics testing on animals and a complete ban on the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals anywhere in the world - a great victory....

    ADI name rescued 8-week lion cubs after benefactors

    27 January 2011

    Los Angeles, Jan. 27, 2011 -- Three tiny lion cubs saved from an animal circus in Bolivia by ADI have been named after three people who helped make the rescue possible. The cubs, two males and a female,...

    Be a Valentine for animals, with flowers

    27 January 2011

    ADI have partnered with Charity Flowers, so that when you give your gifts, you can give to animals to. At no extra cost to you, every time someone buys flowers with Charity Flowers, a donation will...

    Action Alert: Defend the Cosmetics Ban Deadline

    27 January 2011

    In 2003 the EU introduced a phase-out of cosmetics testing on animals and a complete ban on the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals anywhere in the world - a great victory....

    Operation Lion Ark: ADI plans massive airlift of rescued lions from Bolivia to Colorado

    19 January 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2011 -- Preparations are underway for what will be a historic and record-breaking animal rescue when 25 circus lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) are relocated...

    ADI seizes all Bolivian circus lions as animal circus industry shuts down for good

    14 January 2011

    Seven-week old lion cubs born into misery, will grow up free in the U.S. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 -- In a series of dramatic seizures all over Bolivia, Animal Defenders International (ADI), a leading...

    Bob Barker Receives Oxford Centre For Animal Ethics Academic Honor

    12 December 2010

    Animal Defenders International is delighted to learn that the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics has selected multi Emmy award winning television personality, philanthropist, educational pioneer, and great...

    Thank you for opposing Costa

    11 November 2010

    Thank you to all the supporters who came out to oppose Costa's appalling use of primates in adverts. Our Street Team held back to back protests and leafleting events outside Costa Coffee shops throughout...

    ‘UK Circus Self regulation would be an abomination’ says ADI

    11 November 2010

    Animal Defenders International steps up its UK campaign to ban wild animals in circuses as Government continues to turn a blind eye to cruelty Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal...

    ADI and Meg Matthews say for ‘furs sake’, ditch the fur

    8 November 2010

    As the colder weather approaches and out comes the winter wardrobe, Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organisation that works globally for the protection of animals, is highlighting...

    Missouri Passes Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act

    8 November 2010

    Bob Barker, Animal Defenders International congratulate voters, animal welfare groups for ending suffering Bob Barker, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and other U.S. animal protection groups celebrate...

    Animal Defender USA Summer 2010

    4 November 2010

    Welcome to the Animal Defender USA Magazine, Summer 2010. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. Welcome to Paradise: Bolivian Circus Lion Rescue These four...

    USA Circus Update: Ringlings Protests and Progress in Sacramento

    4 November 2010

    Ringlings ProtestsIn July, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus arrived in Los Angeles, and were greeted by ADI protests at every performance, giving out thousands of leaflets. Our leaflets also...

    There’s nothing magic about animal misery

    4 November 2010

    As the Fercos Brothers’ Magic Show opened its Christmas season at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, we released a new video – ‘Animal Misery isn’t Magic’ – to expose the suffering behind the scenes.

    California bans import of live frogs and turtles for food

    4 November 2010

    The state of California has upheld a new ban on importing live frogs and turtles for use as food, despite pressure from vested interests and state legislators. ADI presented video evidence of malpractice...

    The Battle for Benny

    4 November 2010

    The battle to rescue Benny, a 20 year old elephant sold to Circus Vasquez in the U.S. and transported illegally to Mexico, continues. Although Benny was seized promptly by the Mexican authorities...

    The NASA Engineer who resigned over the monkey tests

    4 November 2010

    In an exclusive interview with ADI, April Evans explains why she gave up a dream career at NASA in order to oppose the monkey experiments. Working for NASAI worked at NASA for nine years, on the International...

    Space experiments on animals: A giant leap backwards

    4 November 2010

    Decisions by NASA and the Russian space agency to perform experiments on monkeys as part of plans for manned missions to Mars have brought a global response from ADI. Consequently, several high profile...

    Welcome to Paradise - Bolivian Circus Rescue

    4 November 2010

    Late at night in San Francisco Airport, with two transport trucks waiting nearby, film and camera crews at the ready, ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox and the ADI Rescue Team on hand with supplies of water, one...

    The Naked Grocer

    4 November 2010

    The Naked Grocer is a family-run greengrocers with an ethical message. Their motto - 'Fresh, Friendly and Fair - means they prioritise delivering the freshest fruit and vegetables, while remaining ecologically...

    Missouri Passes Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act

    4 November 2010

    Bob Barker, Animal Defenders International congratulate voters, animal welfare groups for ending suffering LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 -- Bob Barker, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and other U.S....

    Bob Barker Urges Missouri Voters to Back the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act

    29 October 2010

    Animal Defenders International pledges to help pass Proposition B LOS ANGELES – Oct. 28, 2010 – Every year countless dogs are bred for sale in factory farm conditions on what are known as puppy mills....

    Act Now to Get a Bull Hook Ban!

    28 October 2010

    Fulton County Georgia has a very important proposal on its plate this year that can change the lives of many circus elephants. Banning the use of a bullhook, which is a sharp pointed hook that is...

    How you can help protect dogs from suffering

    27 October 2010

    Dogs are suffering in horrific conditions on puppy mills across America, please help end the misery. Do you live in Missouri? Do you know anyone who lives in Missouri? Missouri is the puppy mill...

    What’s wrong with puppy mills?

    27 October 2010

    Puppy mills are factory farms for dogs. These animals live in confined, deprived and squalid environments and are forced to have litter after litter. The irony, is their cruelty is fueled by people...

    Bob Barker backs Prop B to halt Missouri’s puppy mills

    27 October 2010

    Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B is a citizen-sponsored, state ballot initiative to save tens of thousands of dogs from suffering in cruel conditions in puppy mills, the high-volume...

    Help stop the suffering on the puppy factory farms

    27 October 2010

    Every year countless dogs are bred for sale in factory farm conditions in what are known as puppy mills. These poor animals often live in small cages in absolute squalor, with females repeatedly made...

    Action Alert: Londoners, oppose Costa!

    25 October 2010

    Costa Coffee has launched a new TV advert using a number of rhesus and squirrel monkeys, mandrills and marmosets - despite widespread opposition to the use of animals in advertisements. At a time when...

    The circus name that became synonymous with animal cruelty has gone animal free

    21 October 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the animal protection organisation leading a worldwide campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, has learnt that at long last, Chipperfields’ Circus will...

    ADI continues to bring pressure to bear on company currently using primates in advertising

    21 October 2010

    The campaign request from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for a coffee supplier to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ with their use of 16 primates in a current TV advertisement continues to gather momentum....

    Action Alert: Boycott Costa Coffee over TV advert with monkeys

    19 October 2010

    ADI is dismayed that Costa Coffee’s TV advert, currently airing in British television primetime, features sixteen primates, including a number of rhesus and squirrel monkeys, mandrills and marmosets. Costa’s...

    Space race to torture monkeys: Russian Federal Space Agency told – ‘Not in our name

    19 October 2010

    MOSCOW/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, Oct. 19 2010 -- Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organisation that works globally for the protection of animals, launched a campaign to secure...

    The NAVS uncovers figures that show the UK is the biggest user of primates in the EU

    19 October 2010

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed the recent publication by the European Commission of its Sixth Statistical Report on the numbers of animals used in EU laboratories in 2008, the...

    ADI’S UK WILD ANIMAL CIRCUS BAN GATHERS MOMENTUM

    15 October 2010

    Earlier this week Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organisation that works globally for the protection of animals, pressed ahead with its ‘UK ban of wild animals in circuses’...

    Video: La Crueldad no es Cultura.

    14 October 2010

    Celebridades Peruanas le exigen al Congreso que prohíba el uso de animales en los circos de Perú.

    Coalitions

    11 October 2010

    The ADI group are responsible for, or involved in a range of campaigning coalitions: Animal Defenders International co-ordinates the International Network for the Protection of Performing Animals and is...

    Costa told to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ with their use of primates in TV ad

    7 October 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has been dismayed to learn that this evening, Costa Coffee will be airing a TV ad featuring 16 monkeys. In clear exploitation of Rhesus and Squirrel monkeys, Mandrills...

    Animal Defender Autumn/Winter 2010

    6 October 2010

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2010. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. Welcome to Paradise: Bolivian Circus Lion Rescue These...

    Welcome to Paradise: Bolivian Circus Rescue

    6 October 2010

    Late at night in San Francisco Airport; two transport trucks waiting; film and camera crews at the ready; ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox and the ADI Rescue Team on hand with supplies of water; one of the runways...

    Kick Animal Testing out of the House: update

    6 October 2010

    The NAVS Kick Animal Testing out of the House campaign made a major breakthrough this summer, as the Home Office announced the Government’s commitment to ‘ending the testing of household products on animals’. In...

    Unnatural Acts: Another shattering circus investigation

    6 October 2010

    A new undercover investigation by our field officers in South America has exposed more horrific abuse in circuses. As we released the horrific footage of the Great British Circus elephants in the...

    UK wild animal ban still under consideration

    6 October 2010

    A promise of a ban from the government in March; a Coalition Government in May; where does that leave circus animals? More than a year ago, ADI released video of the horrific abuse of elephants with...

    ADI Wants to Know Why SeaWorld Orcas are Dying Prematurely

    6 October 2010

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2010 -- Animal Defenders International (ADI), Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organization that works globally for the protection of animals, is distressed...

    ADI Encourages Ban on use of Circus Animals Following Latest Lion Trainer Mauling

    6 October 2010

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2010 -- Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organization that works globally for the protection of animals, speaks out following a recent incident in the...

    Not in our name: ADI calls for a global stand against space experiments on animals

    5 October 2010

    ...and calls on the public to protest to the US & Russian Embassies LONDON, Sept 24, 2010 -- Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organisation that works globally for the...

    Great British Circus rolls into Essex

    5 October 2010

    As the Great British Circus rolls into Essex this week, Animal Defenders International asks: ‘Would people attend if they knew of the violence inflicted on the circus elephants, exposed as part of an investigation...

    Concern as NASA steps closer to irradiation experiments on monkeys

    30 September 2010

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30th, 2010 ¬ NASA bill S. 3729 (National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010), has passed the House and will now go to the President for his signature. Animal...

    When will Government ban wild animals in UK Circuses?

    28 September 2010

    Following Bolivia’s animal circus ban, a rescued circus baboon has started a new life in a UK rescue centre. But if he was with a British circus he’d still be living in a cage on the back of a lorry. Last...

    Animal Defenders International Aclara La Situación Sobre Los Animales de Circo en Bolivia

    27 September 2010

    Tras la publicación de una nota de prensa reciente titulada "Bolivia: Veinte leones de circo buscan un hogar", Animal Defenders International (ADI) desea aclarar algunos puntos. Jan Creamer, Presidente...

    Animal Defenders International provides clarification on Bolivian ex-circus animal rehoming issue

    23 September 2010

    Following the publication of a recent press report entitled ‘Bolivia: Twenty circus lions looking for a home’, Animal Defenders International wishes to clarify the situation. Jan Creamer, ADI President...

    ADI Advances Legislative Campaign Against NASA Primate Experiments

    23 September 2010

    ADI today launched a major U.S. educational and legislative campaign to secure public and government support to prevent NASA from proceeding with irradiating squirrel monkeys to study adverse effects of...

    ADI Advances Legislative Campaign Against NASA Primate Experiments

    23 September 2010

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2010 -- Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organization that works globally for the protection of animals, launched a major U.S. educational and legislative...

    ADI and European Space Agency Strongly Oppose NASA Primate Experiments

    23 September 2010

    As the Mars500 multi-part ground-based experiments begin in Moscow, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the European Space Agency (ESA) speak out against NASA plans to use primates in experiments,...

    Russian Cosmonaut Supports ADI Opposition to NASA Primate Experimentation

    23 September 2010

    Celebrated Russian cosmonaut and Guinness Book of World Records holder Valentin Lebedev is the latest member of the aerospace industry to publicly oppose NASA’s plans to test primates to investigate the...

    Take Action

    22 September 2010

    Take Action: Please send a donation to help this campaign and do the following to help animals. Donate Now If you live in the USA Write to NASA Please write a polite letter for the attention...

    Former NASA engineer speaks out against primate experiments

    22 September 2010

    The NASA Engineer who resigned over the monkey tests: In an exclusive interview with ADI, April Evans explains why she gave up a dream career at NASA in order to oppose the monkey experiments. Watch:...

    Animal Defenders International aim to ensure animals are on the political agenda

    17 September 2010

    Animal Defenders International aim to ensure animals are on the political agenda at the party conferences Animal Defenders International (ADI), the National Anti-Vivisection Society and Lord Dowding...

    Animal Defenders International Supports U.S. Ban on Sale of Crush Videos

    16 September 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) fully supports the U.S. ban on the sale of ‘crush videos’ in which small helpless animals are tortured and killed to produce sexual fetish films sold on the internet....

    Perfect Storm Sets Over UK

    14 September 2010

    With the release of Tilin the Baboon from Bolivia After years of undercover investigations, campaigning and lobbying of the Bolivian Government by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal...

    New EU Animal Experiments rules: MEPs disappointed

    9 September 2010

    UK Government urged to commit to replacing animal experiments during implementation The UK Government is being called on to take a progressive approach when implementing the new Directive on animal...

    New EU Animal Experiments rules: MEPs disappointed

    9 September 2010

    UK Government urged to commit to replacing animal experiments during implementation The UK Government is being called on to take a progressive approach when implementing the new Directive on animal...

    Victory for NASA monkeys

    2 September 2010

    Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys. The Brookhaven National Laboratory, where the monkey experiments...

    Bolivian Circus Rescue: Preparing the animals to fly!

    2 September 2010

    It is one of the most complex and challenging rescue operations that we have undertaken and it follows one of our most successful campaigns – the ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. The past months...

    EU animal experiments Directive

    2 September 2010

    Following the bruising battle in the European Parliament, the revision of the EU Directive on animal experiments moved to the Council of Ministers, and dialogue between that body, the European Commission...

    Fur Stop Campaign Launches across Europe

    2 September 2010

    As fashion designers and magazines were preparing for the European fashion weeks, Animal Defenders International were gearing up to launch a major campaign against the abuse of animals used in the production...

    Investigación de ADI Sobre la Industria Circense Resulta en rescate de Chimpancés

    20 August 2010

    Autoridades Colombianas Sancionan Reconocido Circo con Animales
    BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA - 17 de agosto de 2010. El Ministerio del Medio Ambiente ha confirmado una resolución, producida a principios de...

    ADI Investigation on the Colombian Animal Circus Industry Results in Rescue of Chimpanzees

    20 August 2010

    Colombian Authorities Sanction Infamous Animal Circus
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2010 - The Colombian Ministry of Environment has confirmed a resolution produced earlier this year to sanction Martin...

    Take action for primates!

    20 August 2010

    September 1st is International Primate Day, which forms a key part of our My Mate’s a Primate campaign. Since being founded by ADI in 2005, it is a day used by campaigners globally to highlight the...

    La campaña “Alto al Sufrimiento en los Circos” de Animal Defenders International alcanza importante

    13 August 2010

    Concejo Municipal Declara A Pereira Ciudad Promotora Para La Conservacion Y Proteccion De Los Animales PEREIRA, COLOMBIA – 10 de Agosto de 2010. Después de los reveladora investigación que evidenció...

    Animal Defenders International’s Stop Circus Suffering Campaign Makes Local Breakthrough in Colombia

    13 August 2010

    Pereira Municipal Council Declares the City a Hub of Conservation and Animal Protection PEREIRA, COLOMBIA – 10 August 2010. Following a major exposé of circus animal abuse in Colombia by Animal Defenders...

    Horror at new elephant enclosure

    5 August 2010

    Animal welfare experts have criticised plans to introduce up to 10 elephants to a zoo. Leading groups including the RSPCA, Born Free Foundation, Captive Animals' Protection Society and Animal Defenders...

    Undercover in the most wretched of places

    5 August 2010

    World's fur trade exposedOver seven months, 30 fur farms, seven hours of footage and one and a half thousand photographs, ADI investigators recorded the heart-rending suffering inflicted on animals for...

    Lab Monkey Rescue

    5 August 2010

    Our Save the Primates campaign has exposed laboratories, monkey dealers and trappers and helped shape far reaching proposals for EU legislation, as we have taken the campaign across the world. During the...

    Jan Creamer, ADI President, appears on ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell

    3 August 2010

    On July 30, ADI President Jan Creamer appeared on CNN's 'ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell' show, to discuss our campaign against NASA's monkey experiments, following the resignation of NASA engineer April...

    Animal Defender Spring/Summer 2010

    3 August 2010

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. Lab monkey rescue Our Save the Primates campaign has...

    Who we are, what we do

    3 August 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) was founded in 1990. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, ADI educates and campaigns across the globe on animals in entertainment and other industries. We...

    Russian Cosmonaut Supports ADI Opposition to NASA Primate Experimentation for Space Research

    31 July 2010

    LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2010 – Celebrated Russian cosmonaut and Guinness Book of World Records holder Valentin Lebedev is the latest member of the aerospace industry to publicly oppose NASA’s plans to test...

    Slight decrease in UK animal experiments

    27 July 2010

    The Home Office published the annual statistics on the use of animals in scientific research for 2009. The results show that there was a slight decrease in the number of procedures in the UK by 36,540...

    European Parliament committee rejects amendments to animal testing directive

    15 July 2010

    The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament has rejected, at a meeting on 12th of July, amendments to the Council's common position on the animal experiments directive tabled by Brian Simpson...

    NAVS calls on MPs to back study into reliability of animal testing

    14 July 2010

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is calling for MPs to back an EDM which calls for steps to reduce the increasing number of cases of severe adverse reactions to drugs. The NAVS supported...

    Take Action: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Demonstration, Los Angeles

    9 July 2010

    July 14th – July 18th 2010 Staples Center, Downtown LA 1111 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to LA this July. ADI has previously exposed...

    Government commits to end household testing on animals

    9 July 2010

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is contacting every MP urging them to back a commitment from the Home Office to end the testing of household products on animals. Lynne Featherstone MP,...

    Government commits to end household testing on animals

    9 July 2010

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is contacting every MP urging them to back a commitment from the Home Office to end the testing of household products on animals. Lynne Featherstone MP,...

    Action Alert: Ask Your MP to sign EDM 403

    9 July 2010

    This time last year, Animal Defenders International released the shocking findings of an investigation of the Great British Circus. A year on, and the UK public are more than ever behind a ban on wild...

    ADI Urges MPs to Defend Ban on Hunting

    6 July 2010

    Animal Defenders International is today restating its support for the Hunting Act, which outlaws hunting with dogs. Despite overwhelming public support for a ban on hunting with dogs, the UK Government...

    Congreso Peruano a Punto de Prohibir el Uso de Animales en los Circos

    25 June 2010

    LOS ANGELES - 24 de junio 2010 -La exitosa campaña de Animal Defenders International (ADI) para poner fin al uso de animales en los circos está a punto de lograr una segunda prohibición legal en Suramérica,...

    ADI Announces NASA Engineer Resigns Over Planned Primate Testing

    25 June 2010

    LOS ANGELES, Jun. 24, 2010 –NASA aerospace engineer April Evans has resigned her position as a space architect on the International Space Station (ISS) program as a result of NASA’s decision to conduct...

    ADI campaign against NASA primate experiments

    22 June 2010

    Animal Defenders International are strongly campaigning against NASA plans to use primates in experiments, a practice not utilized by NASA for decades. Click to watch ADI President Jan Creamer speaking...

    Congreso Peruano Prohibirá el Uso de Animales en los Circos

    22 June 2010

    La organización Animal Defenders International (ADI) está complacida de conocer que la ley que prohíbe el uso de animales en los circos de Perú está en su última etapa. El pasado 17 de Junio 2010,...

    Peruvian Congress to ban the use of animals in circuses

    22 June 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is thrilled that a law banning the use of animals in circuses is within reach in Peru. On 17th June 2010, the Board of Spokespersons of the Peruvian Congress issued...

    ADI and European Space Agency Strongly Oppose NASA Primate Experiments

    16 June 2010

    As the Mars500 multi-part ground-based experiments begin in Moscow, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the European Space Agency (ESA) speak out against NASA plans to use primates in experiments,...

    Grand Raffle Draw for Animals Winners

    15 June 2010

    2016 ADI Animal Rescue Draw winners 1st Prize (£1,000) to Simon Higgins 2nd Prize (£250) to L Harding 3rd prize (£100) to M Moffat Runners up (ADI tshirt) Anne Bracey, Helen Coulson, M Lowery, Mrs...

    Animal Defenders International Social Responsibility Policy

    15 June 2010

    The Gambling Act 2005 key objectives are to: Prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime. Ensuring that gambling...

    Advice for Responsible Gambling

    15 June 2010

    The majority of people do gamble responsibly. It may help you to keep your gambling under control by remembering the following: You are buying fun, not investing your money Before playing, set strict...

    Animal Defenders International Raffle Rules Winter 2014-2015

    15 June 2010

    1. All ticket entries must be received by 24 July 2015. 2. Any ticket entries received after 24 July 2015 will be considered as donations unless specified via the tick box on ticket stubs. 3. No...

    Bob Barker Backs Lucky Lions

    1 June 2010

    Television personality Bob Barker has funded a mercy mission by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to bring four Bolivian circus lions to a new life in California next week. Last year, Los Angeles-based...

    Rescued Lions To Go Free

    1 June 2010

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 28, 2010 Four lions, rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from a Bolivian circus when the country banned the use of animals in circuses will be landing today at San...

    Bolivian Lions Set For Presidential style arrival in San Francisco

    1 June 2010

    Bolivian Lions Set For Presidential style arrival in San Francisco after Dramatic Rescue LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2010 --When President Obama leaves San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the VIP area...

    Bolivian Lions Set For Presidential style arrival in San Francisco

    1 June 2010

    Bolivian Lions Set For Presidential style arrival in San Francisco after Dramatic Rescue LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2010 --When President Obama leaves San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the VIP area...

    Descargue nuestro material de campaña

    27 May 2010

    Volante “Actos Antinaturales: acabando el sufrimiento en los circos de Perú” (PDF) Postal...

    Congress called on to ban animal circuses as new video reveals animals suffer violence and confineme

    6 May 2010

    Lima, 3rd May, 2010 A new video documentary from Animal Defenders International (ADI) "Unnatural Acts. Stopping the suffering in circuses in Peru," is being screened in the Congress today calling for...

    Seminar at the House of Representatives discusses circus animal ban

    5 May 2010

    Congress called on to ban animal circuses as new video reveals animal suffering A new video documentary from Animal Defenders International (ADI) "Unnatural Acts. Stopping the suffering in circuses...

    Material das campanhas

    4 May 2010

    Aqui você pode baixar o panfleto da nossa investigação, e nosso panfleto politico com recomendações...

    My Mate's a Primate

    28 April 2010

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information...

    Animals in Traveling Circuses - The science on suffering (U.S.)

    28 April 2010

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information...

    Keep animals out of REACH

    27 April 2010

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information...

    Animals in Travelling Circuses - The science on suffering (UK)

    27 April 2010

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information...

    Bloody Harvest - The real cost of fur

    27 April 2010

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information...

    Reports & briefings

    27 April 2010

    {h1To end circus animal suffering.{/h1 Congressional briefings to support a ban on the use of wild animals in traveling circuses (2014) Why the keeping of wild animals in traveling circuses compromises...

    ADI asks Congress to look again to protect animals from cruelty: Supreme Court Ruling

    22 April 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) urged Congress to take immediate action after a landmark Supreme Court ruling has left vulnerable animals without protection against extreme violence and cruelty. ...

    Los animales de circo están seguros

    22 April 2010

    Animal Defenders International comprometido con el Gobierno Boliviano en ayudar a la relocalización de los animales de circo La ley que prohíbe el uso de animales en los circos de Bolivia fue aprobada...

    Bolivian circus animals safe following ban

    20 April 2010

    Animal Defenders International committed to the Bolivian Government to help with relocation of circus animals The Law banning the use of animals in circuses in Bolivia was approved in 2008. According...

    UK General Election 2010

    20 April 2010

    As the 2010 general election approaches, it is important to determine where the political parties stand on animal issues. Though each party usually produces a manifesto, outlining the policies they...

    UK General Election 2010: Green Party and Animals Count

    20 April 2010

    The Greens and Animals Count are the most progressive political parties when it comes to animal protection, by a long way. The “first-past the post” UK electoral system makes it very difficult for candidates...

    UK General Election 2010: Liberal Democrats

    20 April 2010

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto contains precise commitments for animal welfare. Their key proposal is the creation of an Animal Protection Commission to “investigate abuses, educate the public and enforce...

    UK General Election 2010: Conservative Party

    20 April 2010

    The Conservative Party, which has re-branded itself as ‘green’ under leader David Cameron, has unfortunately very few specific proposals to offer for the animals. In their manifesto, they commit themselves...

    UK General Election 2010: Labour Party

    20 April 2010

    The Labour Party’s policy page heavily relies upon their record to attract the animal welfare vote. Labour can indeed claim credit for landmark legislation, such as the bans on fox hunting, fur farming...

    Setting up an Animal Information Stall

    8 April 2010

    If you would like to set up an animal information stall we can help you get organised and supply you with everything you need in order to have an informative table to get our campaign message to the wider...

    Building a Californian home for lions

    31 March 2010

    Progress on the ADI enclosure for the Bolivian lions Attending the Summit for Elephants at the ARK2000 Sanctuary in Caleveras County, ADI USA President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips took...

    Highlights from the Summit for Elephants 2010

    31 March 2010

    Representatives of the Oakland Zoo, Detroit Zoo, ARK2000, and Active Environments outlined the steps that were being made to improve the lives of captive elephants – whether in zoos or sanctuaries. This...

    ADI at Summit for Elephants – March 25-27, 2010

    31 March 2010

    A series of presentations given by ADI at this year’s Summit for Elephants were well received. The remarkable conference organized by the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at their ARK2000...

    DEFRA Minister backs ban on wild animals in travelling circuses following public consultation

    26 March 2010

    ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL ‘STOP CIRCUS SUFFERING’ CAMPAIGN MAKES MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH Following Defra’s announcement of the overwhelming support of 94% of the UK public to ban the use of wild animals...

    94% OF UK SUPPORT COMPLETE BAN ON USE OF WILD ANIMALS IN TRAVELLING CIRCUSES

    26 March 2010

    ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN GAINS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT ACCORDING TO DEFRA Animal Defenders International (ADI), a major international force for animal protection, has campaigned tirelessly...

    San Fernando de Henares acts on ADI evidence of animal suffering in circuses

    23 March 2010

    After reviewing evidence provided by Animal Defenders International (ADI) on animal suffering in circuses, the City Hall Plenary of San Fernando de Henares unanimously approved a motion on 18 February...

    The Cosmetics Ban: looking forward

    11 March 2010

    One year ago today, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) celebrated the historic EU ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. But it won’t end there. Cosmetics testing has been banned in the...

    The Cosmetics Ban: looking forward

    11 March 2010

    One year ago today, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) celebrated the historic EU ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. But it won’t end there. Cosmetics...

    The Cosmetics Ban: looking forward

    11 March 2010

    One year ago today, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) celebrated the historic EU ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. But it won’t end there. Cosmetics testing has been banned in the...

    26 June – ‘How to write a novel’ one-day workshop at ADI office, London

    10 March 2010

    Love writing? Love animals? Then why not feed both your passions by attending our ‘How to write a novel’ workshop Saturday 26 June 10.30am – 5.30pm, Millbank, London SW1P You can get tips and...

    Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar

    5 March 2010

    Event: Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar Where: Hanwell Methodist Church 16 Church Road, London W7 1DJ Entry Fee: It’s FREE! Date: Saturday 6th March 2010 Time: 10:30 to 16:00pm Directions: By car and...

    ADI Directors to speak at PAWS Summit for Elephants

    3 March 2010

    There are only a few short weeks until the 2010 "Summit for the Elephants" will be held at PAWS' ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas, CA, March 25-27. Leading the 2010 Panel Speakers will be Jan Creamer...

    Free Tilly: ADI condemns Sea World's use of wild whales and marine mammals

    28 February 2010

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), worldwide experts on the use of animals in entertainment, has strongly condemned the suffering caused to a killer whale who attacked and killed a trainer this week. The...

    Twiggy backs new anti-fur report from Animal Defenders International

    25 February 2010

    Iconic fashion model Twiggy pleads with UK fashion designers to stop using fur at London Fashion Week. With the increase of fur on the catwalk this London Fashion Week, many celebrities are denouncing...

    Public support for circus ban gains momentum!

    24 February 2010

    The UK government’s decision to hold a public consultation on the use of wild animals in circuses has been met with enthusiasm by ADI supporters and the general public alike. Since the consultation...

    Year of the Tiger: Set Him Free

    23 February 2010

    To mark the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, ADI appealed to the public to make 2010 a special year for wild animals by supporting a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. Armed with...

    Stop Circus Suffering stand at Elephant & Castle shopping centre

    23 February 2010

    In keeping with the Valentine’s Day festivities, on February 15th ADI urged shoppers at the Elephant & Castle shopping centre to show some love for animals and support a ban on wild animals in UK circuses....

    UK Circus Suffering: How you can Help

    15 February 2010

    The UK Government has recently launched a consultation to gather public opinion on the use of wild animals in circuses. ADI is urging everyone to complete DEFRA’s online questionnaire and call for a complete...

    About Us - ADI USA

    22 January 2010

    Animal Defenders International campaigns all over the world and has offices in London, Los Angeles, and Bogota, Colombia. The ADI USA office in San Francisco opened in 2006, and in 2010 US operations...

    Become an ADI Fundraiser

    20 January 2010

    Our Street Team is central to our work helping animals - and there are plenty of ways you can get active and start raising funds for ADI too. Whether by taking part in a street collection or organising...

    Join Our Street Team

    19 January 2010

    Our street team are active throughout the year, helping raise awareness of our work, and collecting money to support us. This work is vital to everything we do: whether you raise funds to help relocate...

    Get Active

    19 January 2010

    Whether you join our Street Team, get your voice heard by writing letters or organise your own fundraising event - we will support your efforts to help animals. Get your voice heardGiving animals a...

    Become an ADI Fundraiser

    19 January 2010

    Our Street Team is central to our work helping animals - and there are plenty of ways you can get active and start raising funds for ADI too. Whether by taking part in a street collection or starting...

    Become an ADI Fundraiser

    19 January 2010

    Our Street Team is central to our work helping animals - and there are plenty of ways you can get active and start raising funds for ADI too. Whether by taking part in a street collection or starting...

    ADI joins anti-whaling protest outside the Japanese Embassy

    14 January 2010

    ADI, together with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and the London Committee for the Abolition of Whaling, will hold a protest outside the Japanese Embassy tomorrow against the illegal slaughter...

    Help ADI with All4Charities

    14 January 2010

    We are often asked by our supporters “How can I help?” If you are an online shopper, then you could really help us to raise much needed funds by registering with and shopping through All4Charities.co.uk It...

    Action Centre: Save The Primates

    12 January 2010

    If you'd like to join our Save The Primates campaign, there's plenty you can do to help ADI. From telling your friends, to running a street stall - we'll provide all the resources you need to get active...

    Action Centre: Stop Circus Suffering

    12 January 2010

    If you'd like to join our Stop Circus Suffering campaign, there's plenty you can do to help ADI. From telling your friends, to running a street stall - we'll provide all the resources you need to get...

    Write to your MP

    12 January 2010

    MPs pledge to represent their constituents - so find out whether yours has signed the recent animal friendly EDMs. Here's a quick guide to finding out whether your MP is animal-friendly, and a quick guide...

    Monkeys saved from Israeli horror tests

    7 January 2010

    In our last magazine, we reported how we have been assisting with evidence for the legal action which followed an undercover investigation that exposed macaque monkey experiments at the Wiezmann Institute,...

    Kick animal testing out of the house

    7 January 2010

    Information regarding the number of animals used for testing household products in the USA is scarce. Statistical reporting, by the USDA, is provided in a general yearly report regarding the Animal Welfare...

    Summit for Elephants

    7 January 2010

    In April, the leading elephant experts and campaigners assembled for the Summit for Elephants – with special emphasis on circus elephants. Appropriately, the setting for the three day conference was the...

    Award for Leadership

    7 January 2010

    The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has presented ADI Chief Executive, Jan Creamer, and Campaigns Director, Tim Phillips, with The Rebecca Award “For their courage, commitment, and international...

    NASA irradiates squirrel monkeys

    7 January 2010

    Monkeys are to be irradiated in a study paid for by NASA. The Scientific American website reports that 18 to 28 squirrel monkeys will be used in the research. NASA announced on their website that “NASA’s...

    Award for outstanding elephant sanctuary

    7 January 2010

    We have presented the Lord Houghton Award for services to Animal Welfare to Pat Derby and Ed Stewart for their remarkable work to protect performing animals and the outstanding standard of care set by...

    Animal Defender Winter/Spring 2010

    5 January 2010

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Winter/Spring 2010. We have selected...

    The animal experiments battleground

    5 January 2010

    The European Union (EU) is close to finalizing new rules for animal experiments for all its Member States. This is an international industry so for better or worse, the new rules will have an impact worldwide,...

    The perfect storm: How the Bolivian ban on all animal circuses was won

    5 January 2010

    In June President Morales signed Law 4040 banning wild and domestic animals in travelling circuses throughout Bolivia. This is the first national circus ban in South America and the world’s first ban...

    Help ADI save the Bolivian Circus Animals

    4 January 2010

    We’ve secured a ban on ALL animal circuses in Bolivia, now help us save the animals as the circuses go animal-free. Following the ban, the first Bolivian circus has gone animal free and the animals...

    Help save Krissy and Boo

    4 January 2010

    Beaten, chained, passed from one owner to the next.... The sad lives of Boo and Krissy – the elephants the USDA left behind.... On August 22, 2009 we were delighted as circus elephants Tina and Jewel...

    Circus elephant Benny stuck in Mexico

    4 January 2010

    ADI was alerted to the case of Benny, an elephant previously with Circus Vasquez, by the office of renowned TV presenter Bob Barker, a great friend of ADI. Benny has been languishing in a Mexican government...

    El cuarentenario, que albergará a los cinco leones y el mono papión será concluido a fines de la sig

    2 January 2010

    El cuarentenario, que albergará a los cinco leones y el mono papión que se encuentran a la espera de su viaje final a la libertad, será concluido a fines de la siguiente semana; así lo anunció el Ing....

    Quarantine facility for rescued lions and baboon under construction

    2 January 2010

    A quarantine facility, which will house the five lions and baboon recently rescued by ADI (Animal Defenders International), and who are now awaiting their final journey to freedom, will be finished late...

    There’s nothing magical about animal misery

    23 December 2009

    As Fercos Brothers open in Las Vegas, backstage video reveals animals in tiny cages Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging people to watch a new online video and boycott the Fercos Brothers Magic...

    Christmas gift of new life for laboratory monkeys

    22 December 2009

    ADI takes monkeys to sanctuary as Europe considers new rules for experiments on primates Three laboratory monkeys, due to die before the new year, have been saved by Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    UK Government launches public consultation on circuses

    21 December 2009

    Following a major exposé of circus animal abuse earlier this year by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the UK Government is launching a public consultation on Monday 21 December concerning the use...

    ADI & Smithfield Wine

    18 December 2009

    We are delighted to have teamed up with Smithfield Wine - your personal wine merchant to bring you a wonderful selection of vegetarian and vegan wines. Smithfield Wine caters for the more discerning...

    Negotiations remain open on animal testing Directive as Member States criticise trialogue agreement

    16 December 2009

    The Swedish Presidency of the European Parliament yesterday (15 December 2009) presented the current state of play of the negotiations between the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament, to...

    Negotiations remain open on animal testing Directive as Member States criticise trialogue agreement

    16 December 2009

    The Swedish Presidency of the European Parliament yesterday (15 December 2009) presented the current state of play of the negotiations between the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament, to...

    Circus trainer mauling by tiger highlights danger of wild animals in circuses

    10 December 2009

    A recent incident in Germany, in which an animal trainer was attacked, clearly shows the hazards of keeping wild animals in circuses. The incident in Hamburg, where three tigers mauled and seriously...

    EU decision on fate of lab animals imminent

    4 December 2009

    A decision which could seal the future of the millions of animals used in laboratories could be made as early as next week, it was revealed yesterday (2 December 2009) at a meeting of the European Parliament...

    EU decision on fate of lab animals imminent

    4 December 2009

    A decision which could seal the future of the millions of animals used in laboratories could be made as early as next week, it was revealed yesterday (2 December 2009) at a meeting of the European Parliament...

    ADI/NAVS presents 10,000 signatures to key EU Rapporteurs

    3 December 2009

    The EU Commission, Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers and key Rapporteurs, were presented with a letter signed by over 10,000 people urging them to use the revision of the new Directive on animal...

    ADI presents 10,000 signatures to key EU Rapporteurs

    2 December 2009

    The EU Commission, Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers and key Rapporteurs, were presented yesterday with a letter signed by over 10,000 people urging them to use the revision of the new Directive...

    Summit for Elephants

    1 December 2009

    In April, the leading elephant experts and campaigners assembled for the Summit for Elephants. Appropriately, the setting for the three day conference was Ark 2000 sanctuary of the Performing Animal...

    New tissue graft system

    1 December 2009

    Relying upon donor grafts to alleviate orthopaedic problems is not an ideal solution. Natural tissues, produced artificially with the use of a scaffold to support and guide regeneration, provide a...

    First lens replacement test in fully human system

    1 December 2009

    Intra ocular lenses (IOL) are used to replace those removed during cataract operations. One problem which can occur post surgery, sometimes causing secondary blindness, is called Posterior Capsule Opacification...

    Massive rise in UK animal experiments

    1 December 2009

    Home Office cuts animal lab inspections and fast-tracks licences to experiment. The Home Office 2008 figures for animal experimentation in the UK, revealed a massive 3.65 million experiments were performed...

    EU Lab Rules: Campaign Update

    1 December 2009

    Following its vote in 1st reading in the European Parliament, the new Directive on animal experimentation moved to the Council of Ministers, where all Member States of the EU can also have their say on...

    Help save the Bolivian Circus Animals

    1 December 2009

    We’ve secured a ban on ALL animal circuses in Bolivia, now help us save the animals as the circuses go animal-free. Following the ban, the first Bolivian circus has gone animal free and the animals...

    Suffering behind the scenes in a UK circus

    1 December 2009

    The cruel reality of the UK Government’s failure to end the use of wild animals in travelling circuses was revealed in August when we released the shocking findings of an investigation of the Great British...

    Animal Defender Autumn/Winter 2009

    1 December 2009

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2009. We have selected...

    The perfect storm: How the Bolivian Ban on Animal Circuses was won

    1 December 2009

    In June President Morales signed Law 4040 banning wild and domestic animals in travelling circuses throughout Bolivia. This is the first national circus ban in South America and the world’s first ban...

    Bull rampage highlights danger of using animals in films and cruelty of bull runs

    27 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) believes the incident in which two people were hurt by bulls on a film set highlights the danger of using animals in entertainment. Two women were injured when the...

    Brazil takes a step closer to a full ban on animals in circuses

    18 November 2009

    Progress towards a Brazilian ban on animals in travelling circuses took another step forward today as Bill No. 7291 was passed in the Commission for Constitution, Justice and Citizenship of the Brazilian...

    NEW BELGIAN LAWS ANNOUNCED TO BAN ANIMAL TESTING AND FUND ALTERNATIVES

    17 November 2009

    The Lord Dowding Fund (LDF) today welcomed announcements made in the Flemish Parliament to introduce two groundbreaking laws which would ban all commercial animal testing and give extra funding to the...

    Shocking sight of chimpanzee victim highlights danger of primate pets

    17 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) was distressed by the recent coverage showing the victim of a chimpanzee attack and expresses its sympathy towards Charla Nash who was severely disfigured by the ordeal...

    ADI praises Tendring Council for implementing animal welfare policy on circus animals

    17 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that council members in Tendring, Essex voted on 29 October 2009 in support of a new policy aimed at limiting permission for circuses with animals to perform...

    Technical Briefings used to shape the European law on animal experiments

    17 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International & Eurogroup Technical Briefings Position at Trialogue meeting, 7 December 2009 Overview of Main Points Regular Thematic Reviews Development of Alternative Methods Authorisation...

    ADI praises India for banning elephants in zoos

    13 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) today welcomed reports that India is to ban elephants in zoos. ADI understands that a new directive from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) will make the sight of elephants...

    Wandsworth Council bans wild animals in circuses

    11 November 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds Wandsworth Council for voting to strengthen its ban on circuses with wild animals performing on council land. The vote followed a showdown in Committee between...

    House of Lords backs measures to end capture of wild monkeys and to restrict monkey experiments

    11 November 2009

    Every year thousands of monkeys are torn from the wild and their families to restock breeding colonies in factory farms in Asia and Mauritius that supply European laboratories. A new report published...

    House of Lords backs measures to end capture of wild monkeys and to restrict monkey experiments

    11 November 2009

    Every year thousands of monkeys are torn from the wild and their families to restock breeding colonies in factory farms in Asia and Mauritius that supply European laboratories. A new report published...

    Annual Reviews

    10 November 2009

    An annual report and review of the year's campaigns, rescues, research and other activity for...

    KEY MEPs DEBATE THE FUTURE OF PRIMATES IN LAB TESTS

    9 November 2009

    As part of its ongoing lobbying work in the European Parliament pushing for stronger legislative protection for primates, Animal Defenders International (ADI) participated in a special MEP briefing in...

    CRITICAL WEEK AS EUROPE DECIDES FUTURE OF LAB ANIMALS

    5 November 2009

    Trialogue meeting to consider steps to end the capture of wild monkeys by dealers Over the next few days the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Ministers are holding trialogue discussions...

    MEPS VIEW FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE LABS AS THEY DECIDE THE FATE OF LAB PRIMATES

    4 November 2009

    Council of Ministers’ common position to be decided in two weeks At a crucial meeting in the European Parliament, key MEPs will examine shocking evidence showing the issues facing laboratory primates...

    Circus trainer death highlights danger of keeping wild animals in circuses

    23 October 2009

    The death of a circus trainer in Russia demonstrates the hazardous nature of keeping wild animals in circuses. This incident, where an ice-skating brown bear mauled and killed a circus trainer and seriously...

    Swiss Supreme Court rules against researchers in landmark case for the protection of primates

    16 October 2009

    The Swiss Supreme Court ruled this week against the Polytechnic School of the University of Zurich, which was appealing a decision to deny them the license for two scientific projects involving the use...

    PBS International Freight Ltd

    18 September 2009

    PBS are specialists in transporting pets safely around the world and maintain the highest levels of care in accordance to IATA standards to ensure your pet is properly cared for during their journey. ...

    ADI urges local councillors to ban performing animals in circuses

    16 September 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling upon council members in Tendring, Essex to vote to ban animal circuses. This crucial vote comes just a few weeks after an ADI exposé showed animal cruelty...

    ADI and AgireOra launch Save the Primates Campaign in Italy

    11 September 2009

    Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch in Turin Animal Defenders International (ADI) and AgireOra host screening of shocking DVD A major new campaign to end the use of monkeys...

    Turin: Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch

    10 September 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and AgireOra host screening of shocking DVD A major new campaign to end the use of monkeys in European laboratories is being launched in Italy on 11 September. Where:...

    Alexei Sayle supports International Primate Day as animal experiments reach 20 year high

    28 August 2009

    Press release – 28 August 2009 – for immediate release Comedian Alexei Sayle has offered his support for Animal Defenders International’s (ADI’s) fifth annual International Primate Day, on Tuesday 1st...

    World Dance Festival, India 2009

    26 August 2009

    ADI are delighted to announce that we shall be teaming up with our friends ‘Surya Brasil’ in this years World Dance Festival which will be held in India from the 10th to the 13th September.
    This...

    ADI and Animanaturalis welcome bill to ban the use of animals in circuses in Colombia

    26 August 2009

    PRESS RELEASE – 26.08.09 - for immediate release To herald the tabling of a bill to ban the use of animals in circuses, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animanaturalis will stage a demonstration...

    Undercover Exposé of the Primate lab trade launched in Spain

    25 August 2009

    To launch a new campaign to end experiments on primates in Europe Animal Defenders International (ADI) and AnimaNaturalis screened exclusive and dramatic footage in a new documentary on the laboratory...

    Circus worker sacked in abuse scandal 19 August, 2009

    19 August 2009

    Secret video exposes UK circus elephant suffering Animal Defenders International (ADI) today released shocking footage from behind the scenes at the Great British Circus, showing violence and confinement...

    Secret video exposes UK circus elephant suffering August 19, 2009

    18 August 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released shocking footage from behind the scenes at the Great British Circus, showing violence and confinement of circus elephants. Watch the video here Watch...

    Animal Protection Groups welcome council halt on circus with animals

    13 August 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) are delighted that Newry and Mourne District Council has acted to stop animals being used for public entertainment in Warrenport....

    EU Commission Anti-smoking ads should quit using performing animals

    13 August 2009

    EU Commission Anti-smoking ads should quit using performing animals A new European Commission online advertisement encouraging young people to stop smoking has been criticised by Animal Defenders International...

    Snatched from the wild

    6 August 2009

    Almost half of all primate species are threatened with extinction. As governments in primate home ranges make desperate efforts to prevent the poor and hungry eating some species to oblivion, the western...

    Save The Primates USA

    6 August 2009

    The ‘Save The Primates’ investigation exposes every aspect of the global lab primate trade. ADI are now campaigning worldwide for better protection for primates. Visit SaveThePrimates.com Click here...

    Stop Circus suffering South America

    5 August 2009

    Jorja Fox commends Bolivian President for new ban on animals in circuses. The actress and ADI Ambassador pays tribute to President Morales for his international leadership on animal protection. San...

    Stop Circus Suffering U.S. index

    5 August 2009

    ADI investigation of the U.S. circus industryAn ADI investigation of the U.S. circus industry exposed confinement, deprivation, lax safety standards and severe violence to animals. Find out more...

    Stop Primate Research U.S.

    4 August 2009

    Several countries (United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand and Austria) have banned the use of great apes and the European Commission has recently proposed a Europe-wide ban, leaving...

    Stop Circus Suffering U.S. Launch

    30 July 2009

    In just one week, we crossed the U.S. We launched our Stop Circus Suffering campaign in four major states, unveiling the findings of an exposé of the U.S. circus industry. We were joined on the campaign...

    Jan's blog 18 Feb 2010

    27 July 2009

    Fur their sake, make it fake We’ve launched today (18 February 2010) in London and Helsinki the results of our latest undercover investigation, on the use of animals for the fur industry. See www.furstop.com Our...

    Hoy gran lanzamiento en Barcelona de campaña e investigación encubierta sobre el comercio de primate

    24 July 2009

    Animal Defenders International y AnimaNaturalis llevarán a cabo la presentación El lanzamiento de una gran campaña para ponerle fin al uso de primates en laboratorios europeos, se llevará a cabo el...

    Hoy gran lanzamiento en Barcelona de campaña e investigación encubierta sobre el comercio de primate

    24 July 2009

    Animal Defenders International y AnimaNaturalis llevarán a cabo la presentación El lanzamiento de una gran campaña para ponerle fin al uso de primates en laboratorios europeos, se llevará a cabo el...

    Barcelona: Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch July 24th, 2009

    24 July 2009

    July 24th, 2009 Barcelona: Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animanaturalis host screening of shocking DVD A major new campaign to...

    Barcelona: Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch July 24th, 2009

    24 July 2009

    July 24th, 2009 Barcelona: Exposé of the laboratory primate trade and campaign launch Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animanaturalis host screening of shocking DVD A major new campaign to...

    MEPs condemn rise in animal experiments in UK 22 July, 2009

    22 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 22 July 2009 MEPs condemn rise in animal experiments in UK Animal experimentation rising as Government scrutiny decreases Experiments in London Experiments...

    Undercover Exposé of the Primate lab trade to be launched in Spain

    21 July 2009

    Animal Defenders International and Animanaturalis to Host Screening Barcelona (July 21, 2009) — To launch a new campaign to end experiments on primates in Europe Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    Oxford University linked to horrific rise in animal experiments 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 Oxford University linked to horrific rise in animal experiments
    MEPs condemn rise in animal experiments in UK. Read more... Experiments...

    Edinburgh University linked to horrific rise in animal experiments 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 Edinburgh University linked to horrific rise in animal experiments
    MEPs condemn rise in animal experiments in UK. Read more... Experiments...

    London labs linked to shock rise in UK animal experiments 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 London labs linked to shock rise in UK animal experiments Government admits cutting lab inspections and fast tracking licences to use animals

    Cambridgeshire labs linked to shock rise in UK animal experiments 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 Cambridgeshire labs linked to shock rise in UK animal experiments Government admits cutting lab inspections and fast tracking licences to use animals

    House of Lords back proposals for Animal Testing 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 House of Lords back proposals for Animal Testing The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) today welcomed the conclusions of the House of Lords...

    Animal lab inspections cut and licences to experiment fast tracked 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 Animal lab inspections cut and licences to experiment fast tracked as animal experiments rise
    MEPs condemn rise in animal experiments in...

    House of Lords back proposals for Animal Testing 21 July, 2009

    21 July 2009

    PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release 21 July 2009 House of Lords back proposals for Animal Testing The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) today welcomed the conclusions of the House of Lords...

    ADI London to Mongolia Rally 2009

    20 July 2009

    On Saturday 18th July, Goodwood Motor Circuit hosted the English launch of the ‘Festival of Slow, Mongolia Rally 2009’. This is the sixth Mongol Rally which sees over 400 teams launching simultaneously...

    ADI/NAVS is heard by the House of Lords

    20 July 2009

    ADI/NAVS was invited to present evidence to the House of Lords EU Committee on the July 9 2009 about the new Directive on animal experiments proposed by the European Commission. The report of the Committee...

    Toto and the great escape!

    17 July 2009

    Toto continues to enjoy his freedom in the Zambian bush at Chimfunshi and now shares his enclosure with twelve other chimps. He’s come a long way since we saved him from isolation, living in a packing...

    Orlandito to go wild!

    17 July 2009

    In what could be one of our most exciting rescues ever, we are currently funding the rehabilitation of Orlandito, a brown capuchin monkey, with the aim of returning him and his four companions to the wild...

    Kodak gets a friend

    17 July 2009

    Kodak the capuchin monkey, who ADI supporters helped save from the pet trade, is adapting well to his wonderful new life at Wild Futures' Monkey Sanctuary Cornwall. Most importantly, after years alone,...

    Caring for our big cats ...

    17 July 2009

    One routine visit to the lions revealed that Caesar had an injury just behind his left shoulder – most likely caused by his playful companion Sarah. Although he did not appear distressed, it was decided...

    Rescue News 2009

    17 July 2009

    Caring for our big cats is a full time job and staff remain vigilant. Read more...


    Kodak the capuchin monkey, who ADI supporters helped save from the pet trade, is adapting...

    Expert evidence for German lab monkey case

    17 July 2009

    Authorities in Bremen initially stopped brain experiments on macaque monkeys at Bremen University for being “ethically unjustified” because “they address long-term scientific questions rather than help...

    Monkeys saved from Israeli horror tests

    17 July 2009

    In our last magazine, we reported how we have been assisting with evidence for the legal action which followed an undercover investigation that exposed macaque monkey experiments at the Wiezmann Institute,...

    Award for outstanding elephant sanctuary

    17 July 2009

    Pictured: A huge elephant enclosure at the ARK 2000 Sanctuary. We have presented the Lord Houghton Award for services to Animal Welfare to Pat Derby and Ed Stewart for their remarkable work to protect...

    The trail of the monkey trappers

    17 July 2009

    To expose the capture of wild monkeys for experiments, our Field Officers infiltrated a South American gang of trappers. We caught on film owl monkeys being torn from the trees and followed them to a...

    Annual Reviews

    17 July 2009

    An annual report and review of the year's campaigns, rescues, research and other activity for...

    Primate Testing in Europe

    17 July 2009

    We continue to publish scientific reports, information sheets...

    A song for Laika

    16 July 2009

    Laika was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, she was also the first orbital casualty. She was launched into outer space on November 3, 1957 in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2. Scientists knew...

    Petition to replace animal testing in Europe

    16 July 2009

    Sign our petition to replace animal testing in Europe! ADI/NAVS have just launched a new petition to pressure the Council of Ministers and the MEPs to improve the text voted in last May in the European...

    Kick animal testing out of the house

    15 July 2009

    EU Ban on testing cosmetics ingredients on animals comes into force but some tests linger on..... We are so close to following our successful cosmetics testing ban with a household product ban, but...

    SCS Brazil Investigation

    15 July 2009

    New ADI undercover investigation launched and legislation before Parliament in Brazil New shocking footage of violence in Brazilian circuses was revealed to journalists and public at the launch of the...

    Inside Nafovanny

    15 July 2009

    The squalid reality of European laboratory primate supply In the year up to June 2008, at least 476 monkeys were supplied to HLS by Nafovanny in Vietnam. In November 2008, a team of ADI Field...

    Huntingdon Life Sciences Investigation

    15 July 2009

    Save The Primates: the groundbreaking investigation Inside the most notorious laboratory in the world Huntingdon Life Sciences As part of our drive to end primate experiments across Europe we embarked...

    Lab Animals, Europe Decides continued

    15 July 2009

    (Pictured: Tim Phillips, Campaigns Director, after the plenary vote) All of the major animal welfare and protection groups in Europe got behind the comprehensive ADI proposals, and the next phase of this...

    Lab Animals, Europe Decides

    15 July 2009

    Between January and May the European Parliament considered new rules for lab animals proposed by the European Commission. As the rules passed through Committees right up to the vote in Plenary, we were...

    Jorja Fox, Embajadora de ADI, saluda al Presidente Evo Morales por la nueva prohibición de animales

    3 July 2009

    La actriz le rinde homenaje al Presidente Morales por su liderazgo internacional en protección animal. San Francisco. La actriz Jorja Fox, Embajadora de Animal Defenders International (ADI), ha escrito...

    ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox commends Bolivian President for new ban on animals in circuses

    3 July 2009

    The actress pays tribute to President Morales for his international leadership on animal protection. San Francisco. Animal Defenders International (ADI) Ambassador, CSI actress Jorja Fox, has written...

    Bolivia: primer país en el mundo que prohíbe el uso de animales domésticos y salvajes en los circos

    2 July 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) se encuentra muy complacida porque el Presidente Evo Morales ha firmado una nueva ley que prohíbe el uso de animales salvajes y domésticos en los circos itinerantes....

    Bolivia first country in the world to ban wild and domestic animals from travelling circuses

    2 July 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has signed a new law to end the use of wild and domestic animals in travelling circuses. After a successful passage...

    Internship Programme at the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    30 June 2009

    National Anti-Vivisection Society is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with 'can do' attitudes to intern in both our London and San Francisco office. This exciting opportunity offers...

    Volunteering your time for animals!

    29 June 2009

    Volunteering is a great way to get involved in our campaigns for animals. From helping out in our office, participating in street collections or organising events, there is plenty you can do for animals.

    Internship Programme at ADI

    29 June 2009

    Animal Defenders International are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with 'can do' attitudes to intern in both our London and Los Angeles office. This exciting opportunity offers...

    Corporate Support

    29 June 2009

    The Animal Rescue Site & GreaterGood.org Every purchase made on The Animal Rescue Site funds food and care for rescued animals. Donate and shop »
    Priority Worldwide Services Priority Worldwide...

    Participate in our Grand Draw for Animals!

    24 June 2009

    Each Spring and Winter, ADI holds its Grand Prize Draw. It is a great opportunity to raise money for animals, and be in with a chance to be a winner! ADI Grand Prize Draw for AnimalsThe prize draw...

    PASSION FOR PRIMATES

    10 June 2009

    ADI teams up with Passion for the Planet TV to save the primates Passion for the Planet TV is teaming up with ADI (Animal Defenders International) to highlight key animal welfare issues and bring them...

    Bolivia wins animal protection and conservation award

    9 June 2009

    PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 05 June 2009 Animal Defenders International (ADI) today presented Ambassador Beatriz Souviron of Bolivia with the first Toto Award for services to animal protection...

    Brazilian Deputies approve legislation to ban animal circuses

    8 June 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is overjoyed that a ban on the use of animals in circuses is within reach in Brazil. (Pictured: ADI's Helder Constantino, Head of Parliamentary Affairs, with our...

    CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS FAIL TO BAN OWNERSHIP OF WILD ANIMALS

    8 June 2009

    The bill, proposed after a vicious chimp attack, has died SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., June 5, 2009 – Animal Defenders International today announce that a bill backed by state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal...

    Internship Programme at the Animal Defenders International

    5 June 2009

    Animal Defenders International are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with 'can do' attitudes to intern in both our London and San Francisco office. This exciting opportunity offers...

    Urgent action for Europe Lab Animals

    2 June 2009

    MEPs have voted to support non-animal research but strip away protection from wild caught primates; and remove prior authorisation requirements for over 4million experiments. Please send our NEW Lab...

    Animal Defender Spring/Summer 2009

    28 May 2009

    Welcome to the Animal Defender Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009. We have selected our key articles for you to read, just click on the links below. Get the update on our Lab Animal Campaign in Europe: Europe...

    Bolivian Congress to end circus suffering

    27 May 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is thrilled that a bill proposing a ban on the use of animals in circuses has recently been approved in the two houses of the Bolivian Congress. The Bill, tabled...

    ADI complaint to Home Office over conditions at Vietnamese lab monkey supply facility

    27 May 2009

    ADI complains to the Home Office over horrific conditions at the Vietnamese facility which supplies monkeys to UK laboratories Watch the Save the primates video Photos from the investigation Animal...

    PA / Office Administrator, London Office

    22 May 2009

    Animal Defenders International are currently looking for a PA / Office Administrator to provide administrative support to directors; dealing with correspondence/visitors; assist with management of projects;...

    Bolivia prohíbe los circos con animales

    15 May 2009

    NOTA DE PRENSA Bolivia prohíbe los circos con animales Animal Defenders International (ADI) se encuentra muy complacida debido a que la prohibición del uso de animales en los circos está a...

    Development Manager, San Francisco Office

    12 May 2009

    Position: Development Manager Location: Animal Defenders International, Inc., San Francisco, USA Job Type: Fundraising and donor development with some campaigning assistance; managerial position. ...

    Communications Director, London Office

    12 May 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is a world leader on animal protection and environmental issues, and is looking to expand its role and influence in Europe and internationally. We are looking...

    Development Manager, San Francisco Office

    11 May 2009

    Position: Development Manager Location: Animal Defenders International, Inc., San Francisco, USA Job Type: Fundraising and donor development with some campaigning assistance; managerial position. ...

    MEPs buckle under vivisection industry pressure

    7 May 2009

    MEPs vote to support non-animal research but strip away protection from wild caught primates; and remove prior authorisation requirements for over 4million experiments

    Get involved:...

    MEPs buckle under vivisection industry pressure 6 May, 2009

    6 May 2009

    PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 6 May, 2009 MEPs buckle under vivisection industry pressure MEPs vote to support non-animal research but strip away protection from wild caught primates; and...

    MEPs buckle under vivisection industry pressure 6 May, 2009

    6 May 2009

    PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 6 May, 2009 MEPs buckle under vivisection industry pressure MEPs vote to support non-animal research but strip away protection from wild caught primates; and...

    MEPs vote on animal research regulations

    6 May 2009

    On May 5th 2009, in the Strasbourg Parliament, the Animal Defenders International (ADI) team have reported on the vote of MEPs, on a new directive on the use of animals for scientific purposes. The...

    MEPs vote on animal research regulations 5 May, 2009

    5 May 2009

    ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 5 May, 2009 MEPs vote on animal research regulations today This morning, in the Strasbourg Parliament, the Animal Defenders...

    MEPs vote on animal research regulations 5 May, 2009

    5 May 2009

    ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 5 May, 2009 MEPs vote on animal research regulations today This morning, in the Strasbourg Parliament, the Animal Defenders...

    Memorandum Funeral Collections

    30 April 2009

    It is always with great sadness that we learn that the animals have lost a precious friend. Over the years we have seen an increasing number of people who have asked that donations be made to our organisation...

    How to leave money to the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    30 April 2009

    Beneficiaries are the people or organisations to whom you leave parts of your estate. Bequests (legacies/gifts) are what you leave to them. The main types of bequests you can leave in your Will are these: (a)...

    How to write a Will

    30 April 2009

    Once you have decided to write your Will it can be more gratifying than you would imagine. It is an opportunity to show your appreciation for those you love, and help the causes most dear to you. Here...

    The benefits of making a will

    30 April 2009

    To provide for your family. Secure the future; if you have children, guardians can be appointed in the Will. Provide for any pets who may survive you. Make sure that your wishes are carried out; this...

    "Why should I make a will?” Common questions and assumptions

    30 April 2009

    If you die without making a Will, you will be ‘intestate’, and in the UK this means that if you have no close relatives, your money and property could all go to the state (the Crown). Even if you do...

    Writing us into your will

    30 April 2009

    It is of utmost importance that those intending to benefit the Organisation should state our full name and address. Failure to use the correct title may lead to costly litigation and the loss of all or...

    Memorandum Funeral Collections

    27 April 2009

    It is always with great sadness that we learn that the animals have lost a precious friend. Over the years we have seen an increasing number of people who have asked that donations be made to our organisation...

    How to leave money to Animal Defenders International

    27 April 2009

    Beneficiaries are the people or organisations to whom you leave parts of your estate. Bequests (legacies/gifts) are what you leave to them. The main types of bequests you can leave in your Will are these: (a)...

    How to write a Will

    27 April 2009

    Once you have decided to write your Will it can be more gratifying than you would imagine. It is an opportunity to show your appreciation for those you love, and help the causes most dear to you. Here...

    The benefits of making a will

    27 April 2009

    To provide for your family. Secure the future; if you have children, guardians can be appointed in the Will. Provide for any pets who may survive you. Make sure that your wishes are carried out; this...

    "Why should I make a will?” Common questions and assumptions

    27 April 2009

    If you die without making a Will, you will be ‘intestate’, and in the UK this means that if you have no close relatives, your money and property could all go to the state (the Crown). Even if you do...

    Writing us into your will

    27 April 2009

    It is of utmost importance that those intending to benefit the Organisation should state our full name and address. Failure to use the correct title may lead to costly litigation and the loss of all or...

    Contact your MEP about Europe’s new rules on lab experiments

    24 April 2009

    We urgently need your help. The European Parliament is expected to vote on 5th or 6th May. Your MEPs need to hear from you before then. Please can you write a letter to each of your MEPs. Click...

    New rules for lab animals across Europe – including information resources

    24 April 2009

    WE NEED YOUR HELP! Within the next few days Members of the European Parliament will vote on the most important legislation on animal experiments in 25 years. The vote is due to take place on Tuesday...

    Save the Primates on World Laboratory Animal Day – April 24th

    23 April 2009

    This Friday’s World Day for Laboratory Animals falls as the European Parliament gears...

    Save the Primates on World Laboratory Animal Day – April 24th

    23 April 2009

    This Friday’s World Day for Laboratory Animals falls as the European Parliament gears...

    ADI: Propaganda about changes to European animal testing laws ignores tragedy for lab animals

    2 April 2009

    Animal Defenders International has hit back at spin from the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament that animal testing will be minimised and welfare improved – after a crucial vote on the regulations...

    ADI: Propaganda about changes to European animal testing laws ignores tragedy for lab animals

    2 April 2009

    Animal Defenders International has hit back at spin from the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament that animal testing will be minimised and welfare improved – after a crucial vote on the regulations...

    MEPs vote to allow severe and prolonged suffering of lab animals in Europe

    31 March 2009

    Tuesday 31st March: In the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee MEPs have backed a series of amendments that seriously weaken proposals from the European Commission to regulate animal testing...

    MEPs vote to allow severe and prolonged suffering of lab animals in Europe

    31 March 2009

    Tuesday 31st March: In the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee MEPs have backed a series of amendments that seriously weaken proposals from the European Commission to regulate animal testing across...

    ADI hits back at claims better animal protection will drive scientific research out of the EU

    30 March 2009

    Research by Animal Defenders International shows that industry scare stories that improved animal protection will force scientific research abroad, are unfounded and misleading. MEPs debating new rules...

    ADI hits back at claims better animal protection will drive scientific research out of the EU

    30 March 2009

    Research by Animal Defenders International shows that industry scare stories that improved animal protection will force scientific research abroad, are unfounded and misleading. MEPs debating new rules...

    Vote in European Parliament could send laboratory animal protection back to the Dark Ages

    27 March 2009

    A crucial vote that poses the biggest threat to laboratory animal welfare in decades takes place next week – and MEPs are being urged to take a stand against moves that would tear the heart out of existing...

    Vote in European Parliament could send laboratory animal protection back to the Dark Ages

    27 March 2009

    A crucial vote that poses the biggest threat to laboratory animal welfare in decades takes place on Tuesday 31st March – and MEPs are being urged to take a stand against moves that would tear the heart...

    Vote in European Parliament could send laboratory animal protection back to the Dark Ages

    27 March 2009

    A crucial vote that poses the biggest threat to laboratory animal welfare in decades takes place on Tuesday 31st March – and MEPs are being urged to take a stand against moves that would tear the heart...

    Camden Arts Centre responds to ADI concerns about the use of live peacocks in art exhibition

    27 March 2009

    Animal Defenders International recently wrote a formal letter of complaint to the Camden Arts Centre in London, to express concern about the use of two live peacocks in a current exhibition entitled ‘The...

    New weapon in fight against brain disease – without testing on animals

    26 March 2009

    A beneficiary of a Lord Dowding Fund (LDF) grant for research without using animals has designed a living model of brain tissue, that could be used to develop treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s,...

    Open letter to Neil Parish MEP and response

    26 March 2009

    An Open Letter To Neil Parish MEP (Chairman of the Agriculture Committee) From Advocates for Animals, Animal Aid, Animal Defenders International, Dr Hadwen Trust, People for the Ethical Treatment of...

    Anti-vivisection groups unite to urge MEPs: ‘Don’t sell the animals short’

    26 March 2009

    Six leading animal protection groups have joined forces to urge key MEPs to vote for measures that would end laboratory secrecy and cruelty, as we approach a crucial vote to proposals to change the European...

    Open letter to Neil Parish MEP and response

    26 March 2009

    An Open Letter To Neil Parish MEP (Chairman of the Agriculture Committee) From Advocates for Animals, Animal Aid, Animal Defenders International, Dr Hadwen Trust, People for the Ethical Treatment of...

    Anti-vivisection groups unite to urge MEPs: ‘Don’t sell the animals short’

    26 March 2009

    Six leading animal protection groups have joined forces to urge key MEPs to vote for measures that would end laboratory secrecy and cruelty, as we approach a crucial vote to proposals to change the European...

    ADI welcomes a bill to outlaw the inhumane treatment of elephants

    18 March 2009

    A bill has been passed in the state of Connecticut to outlaw the use of elephant hooks and electric shock devices on elephants in circuses and traveling shows. The move comes as the trial of Ringling...

    Political pressure mounts to Save The Primates

    18 March 2009

    A parliamentary petition has been tabled calling for an end to primate testing. It comes as MEPs debate changes to the animal testing regulations right across Europe for the first time in more than...

    Political pressure mounts to Save The Primates

    17 March 2009

    A parliamentary petition has been tabled calling for an end to primate testing. It comes as MEPs debate changes to the animal testing regulations right across Europe for the first time in more than...

    Save The Primates

    17 March 2009

    House of Lords backs end of capture of wild monkeys and restriction on monkey experimentsYearly, thousands of monkeys are torn from their families in the wild for factory farm breeding in Asia and Mauritius...

    ADI slams animal exploitation over the use of live peacocks in ‘art’ exhibition

    17 March 2009

    Animal Defenders International has written a formal letter of complaint to the Camden Arts Centre in London, to express concern about the use of two live peacocks in a current exhibition. The exhibition,...

    Today sees historic ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the European Union

    11 March 2009

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) welcomes this week, the historic ban on testing of cosmetics products on animals. Although many UK shoppers think that animal testing for cosmetics is already...

    March 11th sees historic ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the European Union

    11 March 2009

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) welcomes this week, the historic ban on testing of cosmetics products on animals. Although many UK shoppers think that animal testing for cosmetics is already...

    Peru moves closer to animal circus ban

    5 March 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted that a ban on the use of animals in circuses is within reach in Peru. A bill proposing a ban has passed through its first debate in the Congress. It’s...

    Deadline approaches for crucial vote on protection of animals used in scientific tests

    5 March 2009

    A crucial vote takes place at the meeting of the European Parliament’s Research and Industry Committee (ITRE) on Monday, on the Commission’s proposals for a new Directive on the use of animals for scientific...

    ADI condemns lifting of animal circuses ban in High Wycombe

    27 February 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is dismayed that a ban on animals in circuses has been lifted after 17 years in the Buckinghamshire district of High Wycombe. A circus called for councillors to...

    New UK circus elephant show is a disgraceful step backwards – says ADI

    24 February 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on compassionate members of the public to express their disgust that The Great British Circus plans to open its 2009 tour with Asian and African elephants....

    Chimpanzee shooting in Connecticut: ADI warns against primate pets

    19 February 2009

    Animal Defenders International has warned against the dangers of keeping pet chimpanzees, after the widely reported fatal shooting of a chimp that was trained to be used in television commercials and...

    Shocking footage of owl monkeys being trapped for experiments screened in Colombia

    12 February 2009

    Shocking footage of owl monkeys being trapped for experiments screened at Congress in Colombia Thursday 12th February. Bogotá, Colombia: Animal Defenders International are launching in Colombia...

    ADI announce the launch of the Save the Primates investigation

    4 February 2009

    SHOCKING TESTS EXPOSED INSIDE HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES UK LAB, AS EU CONSIDERS ENDING PRIMATE EXPERIMENTS Today a groundbreaking new documentary revealing the all too visible distress that lab primates...

    ADI announce the launch of the Save the Primates investigation

    4 February 2009

    SHOCKING TESTS EXPOSED INSIDE HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES UK LAB, AS EU CONSIDERS ENDING PRIMATE EXPERIMENTS Today a groundbreaking new documentary revealing the all too visible distress that lab primates...

    Get involved: What YOU can do to help laboratory animals

    3 February 2009

    Primates need your help! 2009 is set to be one of the most important years for laboratory animals for decades, as rules governing animal experiments for the whole of Europe are agreed by the European...

    Fundraise for the NAVS: In the workplace!

    3 February 2009

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and raise funds for primates in the work place. Here we list ways you can have fun and raise money for our campaign: Fancy dress or dress-down...

    Fundraise for NAVS: Calling all students!

    3 February 2009

    Fancy dress! Why not organise a sponsored fancy dress so students come to school, college or university as a primate and see how much you can raise! Alternatively try and get your school, college or...

    Fundraise for NAVS: Sponsored Event!

    3 February 2009

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and funds to Save the Primates such as taking part in a sponsored event either as an individual or by getting your local club involved. From dog...

    Save the Primates

    30 January 2009

    It is with great pleasure to inform you of the launch of our new ‘Save the Primates’ website, savetheprimates.org Save the Primates website is managed and sponsored by Animal Defenders International...

    Fundraise for ADI: Calling all students!

    30 January 2009

    Fancy dress! Why not organise a sponsored fancy dress so students come to school, college or university as an animals and see how much you can raise! Alternatively try and get your school, college or...

    Fundraise for ADI: In the workplace!

    30 January 2009

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and raise funds for animals in the work place. Here we list ways you can have fun and raise money for our campaign; Fancy dress or dress-down...

    CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION: Write to your local newspaper

    30 January 2009

    Spread the Word! By contacting your local media, our campaign will gain maximum exposure which will help save Primates. You can use our sample letters for letters to the editors or why not contact them...

    CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION: Write to your MP

    30 January 2009

    UK Stop Circus Suffering CampaignWe urgently need you to help circus animals in the UK. Please send and reorder our NEW Circus Postcards which urge MPs to ask the Government what they intend to do about...

    CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION: Write to your MEP

    30 January 2009

    We urgently need your help, please write to your MEP who signed Written Declaration 40 TODAY and ask for them to consider the ADI recommendations on the amendment of the revision of Directive 86 609. Every...

    CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION: Distribute postcards

    30 January 2009

    Order our NEW postcards TODAY and distribute them to members of the public, friends and family. Why not distribute postcards in fancy dress to stand out from the crowd! Our new postcards are available...

    CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION: Distribute leaflets

    30 January 2009

    Order our NEW leaflets TODAY and distribute them to members of the public, friends and family. Why not organise distributing leaflets in fancy dress in your town centre to stand out from the crowd! Please...

    Get involved: What YOU can do to help laboratory animals!

    30 January 2009

    Primates need your help! 2009 is set to be one of the most important years for laboratory animals for decades, as rules governing animal experiments for the whole of Europe are agreed by the European...

    Fundraise for ADI: Sponsored Event!

    30 January 2009

    There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness and funds for animals - such as taking part in a sponsored event either as an individual or by getting your local club involved. From dog walking...

    Animal Defenders International launches massive campaign to save the primates

    28 January 2009

    2009 is set to be one of the most important years for laboratory primates for decades, as rules governing animal experiments for the whole of Europe are agreed by the European Parliament. Key discussions...

    Ten years since the conviction of Mary Chipperfield on animal cruelty charges.

    27 January 2009

    Today marks the ten year anniversary since one of the world’s most famous circus trainers, Mary Chipperfield, was convicted of animal cruelty after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to...

    A vision for Europe

    20 January 2009

    Using the proposed new directive to replace Directive 86/609 on animal experiments to protect animals and advance European Science. A new briefing from ADI, NAVS, and LDF has been distributed to MEPs...

    20th January 2009: Deadline for changes to European rules on animal experiments approaches

    20 January 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) says no effort will be spared in trying to push through changes to European laws overseeing animal experiments. 12 million animals die in European experiments each...

    Deadline for changes to European rules on animal experiments approaches

    20 January 2009

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) says no effort will be spared in trying to push through changes to European laws overseeing animal experiments. 12 million animals die in European experiments each...

    19th January 2009: Chance to change history with revision to European rules on animals testing

    19 January 2009

    European legislators have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence experimentation across the European Union where 12 million animals die in experiments each year. The long awaited revision of...

    Chance to change history as European rules governing animals in experiments are revised

    19 January 2009

    European legislators have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence experimentation across the European Union where 12 million animals die in experiments each year. The long awaited revision of...

    Ireland could take the initiative over a ban on animal circuses

    12 December 2008

    A huge 10-foot inflatable elephant accompanied representatives of Animal Defenders International to a meeting at the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for a last-chance presentation calling for a ban...

    ADI urges Britney Spears to stop glamourising animals in circuses in her pop videos

    11 December 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has written to pop star Britney Spears to express concern over the use of exotic animals in her latest music video ‘Circus’. Britney is seen in a circus ring with...

    Complaints about a Lapland theme park - ADI calls for ban on animals as Christmas entertainment

    2 December 2008

    UPDATE........Lapland New Forest has been closed down after thousands of complaints Following complaints about the use of huskies and reindeer at a Lapland theme park in the south of England,...

    27th November 2008: European Commission guilty of hypocrisy over replacing animals in experiments

    27 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) have strongly condemned an announcement that the European Commission plans to help fund a massive new animal breeding...

    European Commission guilty of hypocrisy with plans to fund a massive new animal lab

    26 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) have strongly condemned an announcement that the European Commission plans to help fund a massive new animal breeding...

    Wycombe Council vote to allow animal circuses is a disgrace – says Animal Defenders International

    25 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has expressed bitter disappointment over Wycombe District Council’s marginal vote to allow performing animal circuses to be allowed on council land. Circuses using...

    ADI condemns call for animal circuses to be permitted in Wycombe

    21 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is strongly urging Wycombe Borough Council in Buckinghamshire to reject circus industry calls for performing animals in circuses to be allowed on council land. Circuses...

    17th November 2008: Inquiry into primate research was biased and deeply flawed – says NAVS

    17 November 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) have submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission about the organisation of a public hearing on the use...

    Inquiry into primate research was biased and deeply flawed – says ADI

    17 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) have submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission about the organisation of a public hearing on the use...

    Wandsworth Borough Council proposes a ban on wild animals in circuses

    13 November 2008

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the decision by Wandsworth Borough Council to put forward a proposal banning circuses using performing wild animals. Battersea Park already has a ban on...

    13th November 2008 NAVS welcomes system to track alternatives to animal testing

    13 November 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research (LDF) have welcomed the European Commission announcement of a new website for tracking development of advanced scientific...

    Brussels:  European Commission proposes overhaul of rules on animal experiments

    5 November 2008

    Long awaited revision of Directive 86/609 includes ban on the use of apes and wild caught monkeys in laboratories but falls short on phase out of primate experiments Today, European Environment Commissioner...

    Brussels: European Commission proposes overhaul of rules on animal experiments

    5 November 2008

    Long awaited revision of Directive 86/609 includes ban on the use of apes and wild caught monkeys in laboratories but falls short on phase out of primate experiments Today, European Environment Commissioner...

    Should animal researchers be left to monitor the level of suffering they are inflicting on animals?

    1 October 2008

    NAVS: “There is a chasm between what animal researchers see as suffering and what the public would see as suffering. Researchers are living in a different world where the unacceptable has become acceptable,...

    Parliamentary Briefing: Primates as Pets (1)

    1 September 2008

    1. Problems presented by use of primates as pets 1.1 Primates are wild animals Primates are wild animals and not suitable for domestication. Prof William McGrew, Department of Biological Anthropology,...

    International Primate Day 2008 - Primates as Pets

    1 September 2008

    Prime Minister invited to meet the new Primate Ambassador ADI and The Monkey Sanctuary Trust have joined forces in an appeal to Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday 1st September – International Primate...

    More about International Primate Day and the Primate Pet Trade

    1 September 2008

    International Primate Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Defenders International, as an alert to four major threats to the survival of non-human primates – bushmeat, laboratory, pet, and entertainment trades....

    Parliamentary Briefing: Primates as Pets (2)

    1 September 2008

    Currently, keeping primates as pets is legal in the UK. Most species require a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) Act. These licences are issued by Local Authorities and licensing fees and...

    Parliamentary Briefing: Primates as Pets (3)

    1 September 2008

    Primate Pet Trade: In light of the problems caused by the international primate pet trade, including – the inevitable suffering involved in capture and transport; damage caused to wild populations,...

    Parliamentary Briefing: Primates as Pets (4)

    1 September 2008

    References 1. The Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, minutes of meeting. Tuesday 3rd June 2004, Primate Pet Trade, in Animal Defenders International. My Mate is a Primate: Evaluating...

    Progressive Science? Birmingham University Has Lamentable Laboratories

    31 July 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society Lists Birmingham As Top of the League for Horrific and Unnecessary Animal Experiments Birmingham – April 24th is World Laboratory Animal Day and this year the National...

    Progressive Science? Oxford University Is Stuck In the Dark Ages

    31 July 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society Lists Oxford Top the League of Pain for Horrific and Unnecessary Animal Experiments Oxford – April 24th is World Laboratory Animal Day and this year the National...

    Progressive Science? London Universities Are Stuck In the Dark Ages

    31 July 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society Lists Oxford Top the League of Pain for Horrific and Unnecessary Animal Experiments London– April 24th is World Laboratory Animal Day and this year the National...

    Progressive Science? Glasgow University Is Stuck In the Dark Ages

    31 July 2008

    Progressive Science? Glasgow University Is Stuck In the Dark Ages say NAVS on World Laboratory Animal Day The National Anti-Vivisection Society calls for crackdown on needless academic research Glasgow...

    Legal Report says Government can ban wild animals in circuses

    31 July 2008

    Cross-party MPs increase the pressure to end use of lions, tigers, elephants and bears in UK circuses as Defra report is found to be flawed. London - Animal Defenders International (ADI) has joined...

    Animal Group Praise Bolivian Entrepreneur for Preventing Further Animal Exploitation

    31 July 2008

    Animal Defenders International are Thrilled with Decision to Prevent Wild Cats Forced to Perform in Bolivia Cochabamba – At a press conference yesterday Bolivian entrepreneur Marco Montenegro, one of...

    Testing Breakthrough Can Save the Lives of Dogs and Primates in Laboratory Tests

    31 July 2008

    Germany – A meeting held today in Bad Homburg, and attended by scientific and industry representatives from five EU countries, and representatives of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), will...

    Progressive Science? Cambridge University Is Stuck In the Dark Ages Claim Group on World Laboratory

    31 July 2008

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society Lists Cambridge Top the League of Shame for Horrific and Unnecessary Animal Experiments Cambridge – April 24th is World Laboratory Animal Day and this year the...

    Dramática revelación de investigación encubierta de los circos con animales de los Estados Unidos,

    30 July 2008

    Animal Defenders International realizará una proyección ante la prensa de un nuevo material de video sobre el abuso de los animales en circos estadounidenses y la publicación de un informe científico La...

    Step Right Up! Dramatic New Undercover Expose of U.S. Animal Circuses Set to Shock the Nation

    30 July 2008

    Animal Defenders International to Host Press Screening of New Footage of U.S. Circus Animal Abuse and Publication of Scientific Report NEW YORK, NY (July 14, 2008)— To herald the start of a new campaign...

    Space Hero Umberto Guidoni Joins ADI to Ask Russia to Stop Mars Monkey Experiments

    30 July 2008

    Italian Member of European Parliament Umberto Guidoni, former NASA and ESA astronaut, is asking the Russian Federal Space Agency to stop the use of primates in their Mars exploration programme Following...

    Actriz de CSI Jorja Fox revelará escandaloso abuso de elefantes circenses de Texas –Austin HOY

    30 July 2008

    AUSTIN, TX (Julio 11 de 2008) –Austin- El día de hoy, la actriz Jorja Fox hablará en un conferencia de prensa en Austin con el fin de anunciar una nueva campaña para ponerle fin al uso de los animales...

    Number of animals used in UK labs continue rise as Government implements deregulatory agenda

    28 July 2008

    The 2007 statistics on animal testing published today by the Home Office show a rise of 6% on 2006 the number of procedures on animals in laboratories. Figures published this morning by the Home Office...

    Pygmy or not Pygmy? That is the Question

    22 May 2008

    MP raises point of order over government response...

    ITV Presenters Have a Talent for Encouraging Cruelty

    22 May 2008

    Animal group want answers from Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden over their support for animal ‘props’ in magic show Lobby organisation Animal Defenders International (ADI) have spoken out in astonishment...

    Perú toma el liderazgo en Suramérica con la prohibición de circos con animales.

    6 May 2008

    ADI lanzará un nuevo informe científico en el Congreso, al revelarse el contenido de un proyecto de Ley que prohíbe el uso de animales en los circos. Un año después de mostrar a la luz pública el tratamiento...

    Peru set to lead South America with animal circus ban

    6 May 2008

    ADI launch new scientific report in Congress at unveiling of Bill to ban the use of animals in circuses A year after launching a devastating exposé of the treatment of animals in circuses in South America,...

    The relationship between ADI, NAVS, and Lord Dowding Fund

    24 April 2008

    We are often asked how our groups work together – the answer is straightforward – the National Anti-Vivisection Society is a single-issue group and campaigns mainly in the United Kingdom, with some participation...

    Meeting With the Home Office

    24 April 2008

    In February, we met with the Home Office to discuss suggestions for improvements to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act of 1986 (ASPA), which translates the EU Directive into law in the UK, and will...

    Review of Directive 86/609 and the Campaign to Ban Primate Experiments in Europe

    24 April 2008

    Directive 86/609 is the European legislation on animal experiments, which is translated into UK law by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. The Directive is over twenty years old, and this is...

    ADI’s Political Advertising Case Moves to House of Lords

    24 April 2008

    ADI’s case to challenge the Government’s ban on so called ‘political’advertising by animal, environmental and human rights organisations moved to the House of Lords on 17 December for a 2-day hearing in...

    April 2008

    24 April 2008

    Well here we are, approaching another World Lab Animal Day, and this year, we are asking the public to have a ‘Spring Clean for Compassionate Cupboards’, by kicking animal-tested household products out...

    Kick animal testing out of the house

    22 April 2008

    The NAVS campaign ‘Kick animal testing out of the house’ aims to end all testing - ingredients and finished products - related to the manufacture of household products. Progress has been made since the...

    Kick animal testing out of the house: The Campaign

    22 April 2008

    The NAVS campaign aims to end all testing related to the manufacture of household products – ingredients and finished products. This follows the successful campaign to end the testing of cosmetics and...

    How You can Help

    22 April 2008


    Kick animal testing out of the house!
    Only purchase household products that have not been tested on animals. Contact manufacturers who do not give an animal testing policy, and ask them to...

    Kicking animal testing out of the house: The Supermarkets

    22 April 2008

    This list is based on the policy statements of the companies concerned. It is not intended to be a definitive list of all the products available, but is a quick and easy guide to which products are NOT...

    Kicking animal testing out of the house: Cosmetics and Toiletries

    22 April 2008

    This list is based on the policy statements of the companies concerned. It is not intended to be a definitive list of all the products available, but is a quick and easy guide to which products are NOT...

    Kicking animal testing out of the house: Household Products

    22 April 2008

    This list is based on the policy statements of the companies concerned. It is not intended to be a definitive list of all the products available, but is a quick and easy guide to which products are NOT...

    Spring Clean for Compassionate Cupboards

    22 April 2008

    Julie Christie, Jenny Seagrove and Wendy Turner Webster back call for a national ‘Spring Clean for Compassionate Cupboards’ this World Laboratory Animal Day Celebrities Join the National Anti-Vivisection...

    Lab Animal Week

    22 April 2008

    Watch Jan on Friction TV Jan Creamer NAVS and ADI CEO outlines the the “Kick animal testing out of the house” campaign on Friction TV... Kick animal testing out of the house Julie Christie, Jenny...

    MEPS LAUNCH NEW MANIFESTO ON CONTROVERSIAL LABORATORY TESTS

    15 April 2008

    Animal Defenders International Propose New Reviews to Directive That could Save The Lives of Millions of Animals Brussels – Animal Defenders International and MEP Jens Holm are to present a new manifesto...

    World Lab Animal Week 21-27 April.

    13 March 2008

    HELP KICK ANIMAL TESTING OUT OF THE HOUSE Each year millions of animals die in laboratories around the world. Hundreds of thousands of these tests are for ingredients or finished products – home or...

    Campaign Groups remain Gagged: Lords Rule on Political advertising case

    12 March 2008

    The House of Lords today dismissed an appeal brought by Animal Defenders International challenging the restrictions on political advertising after an advertisement about the use of primates was banned...

    ADI outrage at US Marine throwing puppy to its death in Iraq

    6 March 2008

    A video posted online, shows a smiling US Marine in combat gear, laughing then throwing a squealing puppy over a cliff in Iraq to its certain death. The Marine comments whilst doing so, in a child-like...

    Europe moves closer to ban on use of apes and wild caught monkeys in experiments

    15 February 2008

    At a meeting at the European Parliament yesterday, Commissioner Dimas gave his strongest indication yet that the use of apes and most wild caught monkeys in experiments would be banned under the forthcoming...

    Chinese New Year holds little promise for the Rat

    6 February 2008

    The new 12 year cycle for Chinese New Year begins with the Year of the Rat on Thursday, 7th. The so-called Rat Year is said to provide opportunities for a promising new start in any area of anyone’s life,...

    Chinese New Year holds little promise for the Rat

    5 February 2008

    The new 12 year cycle for Chinese New Year begins with the Year of the Rat on Thursday, 7th. The so-called Rat Year is said to provide opportunities for a promising new start in any area of anyone’s life,...

    New York Circus Protest February 16, 2008

    1 February 2008

    White Plains, NY FEBRUARY 1, 2008 Supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) in White Plains, New York will join outside Westchester County Center on Feb. 16, 2008 from 1pm - 2 pm to protest...

    Campaigners meet EU environment commissioner to discuss primate test ban

    16 January 2008

    A delegation of supporters and sponsors of a European Parliament Declaration calling for an end to primate research, which received a record number of signatures, met with Environment Commissioner Stavros...

    ADI Calls for Closure of Big Cat Exhibits at San Francisco Zoo

    4 January 2008

    The San Francisco-based international animal welfare organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling for the San Francisco Zoo to cease the public display of tigers, lions and other members...

    ADI challenge to ban on political advertising goes to House of Lords: 17/18 December 2007

    17 December 2007

    ADI’s challenge to the Government’s ban on so-called ‘political’ broadcast advertising by animal, environmental and human rights organizations, will be heard in Committee Room 1 in the House of Lords from...

    European Parliament sets historic target to end experiments on primates

    6 December 2007

    Adoption of Declaration may be single most important breakthrough in over a decade. In September, 433 MEPs signed Written Declaration 40/2007 calling for urgent action to end the use of Great Apes and...

    Animal Friendly Shopper

    5 December 2007

    Welcome to our second installment of Animal Friendly Shopper! Due to popular demand ADI has explored the retail market to bring you up to date with what’s hot in the eco/animal friendly world of fashion,...

    November 2007

    29 November 2007

    Defra’s Circus Working Group Report – a farce Defra’s long-awaited report of their Circus Working Group (CWG) was published this week. What a muddle. This whole exercise has been an utter waste of...

    Government’s Circus Report Slammed

    20 November 2007

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), a member of the Defra Circus Working Group and who submitted hundreds of pages of evidence, today slammed the inconclusive findings of the Government’s Circus Working...

    ADI applauds BA's quick action to remove bullfighting mentions from website

    16 November 2007

    Animal Defenders International is delighted with the swift response from British Airways to ADI’s letter of protest that BA’s website was promoting blood sports as a tourist attraction, in particular,...

    Fingal to ban wild animal circues

    11 October 2007

    Following a motion introduced by Socialist Party member Clare Daly last night at the council meeting Fingal County Council is set to pass a policy that will end all ‘wild’ animal circus performances on...

    Zoo chimpanzee shooting raises questions how we treat our relatives in the animal kingdom

    1 October 2007

    On Saturday 29th September, two chimpanzees, Coco and Jonnie, escaped from their enclosure at Whipsnade Safari Park. Neither animal was believed by the zoo to be dangerous. There was a pursuit. Coco...

    September 2007

    25 September 2007

    What better way to start this occasional blog than to talk about the fantastic news of the European Parliament’s backing of our Written Declaration 40/2007 to end the use of primates in research. See...

    September 2007

    25 September 2007

    What better way to start this occasional blog than to talk about the fantastic news of the European Parliament’s backing of our Written Declaration 40/2007 to end the use of primates in research. See...

    European Parliament sets historic target to end all experiments on primates

    7 September 2007

    Adoption of Declaration is most important single breakthrough in over a decade on animal tests This week 433 MEPs signed a Written Declaration calling for urgent action to end the use of Great Apes...

    Victory for primates:

    7 September 2007

    Over half the Members of the European Parliament sign pledge to end lab monkey tests Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) campaign to end lab primates’ misery has achieved a major victory this week...

    European Parliament sets historic target to end all experiments on primates

    7 September 2007

    Adoption of Declaration is most important single breakthrough in over a decade on animal tests This week 433 MEPs signed a Written Declaration calling for urgent action to end the use of Great Apes...

    Celebrities in jail for primates:

    30 August 2007

    Meg Matthews, Maria Danes and Julia Stephenson Gallery of images Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) were ‘jailed’ in a primate cage in London today to promote International...

    Celebrities in jail for primates:

    30 August 2007

    Meg Matthews, Maria Danes and Julia Stephenson Gallery of images Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) were ‘jailed’ in a primate cage in London today to promote International...

    Download “Monkey in a Cage"

    30 August 2007

    Download "Monkey in a Cage" by Maria Daines today to push it up the charts by International Primate Day (September 1st) and help publicise the ADI campaign to end primate experiments across Europe. Read...

    Download “Monkey in a Cage”

    30 August 2007

    Download the song, "Monkey in a Cage" today to get it in the charts by International Primate Day (September 1st) and help laboratory monkeys. "Monkey in a Cage” is a powerful protest song written and...

    International Primate Day 2007

    30 August 2007

    {h1International Primate Day – Saturday, September 1, 2007{/h1 September 1, 2007 marks Animal Defenders International’s third annual International Primate Day – a day that commemorates the lives of...

    Celebrities to do ‘time’ for primates

    29 August 2007

    Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) are to do ‘time’ in support of lab primates at a photocall in a giant cage in Victoria Tower Gardens, by the Houses of Parliament on Thursday,...

    Celebrities to do ‘time’ for primates

    29 August 2007

    Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) are to do ‘time’ in support of lab primates at a photocall in a giant cage in Victoria Tower Gardens, by the Houses of Parliament on Thursday,...

    Celebrities to do ‘time’ for primates

    29 August 2007

    Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) are to do ‘time’ in support of lab primates at a photocall in a giant cage in Victoria Tower Gardens, by the Houses of Parliament on Thursday,...

    Celebrities to do ‘time’ for primates

    28 August 2007

    Celebrity supporters of Animal Defenders International (ADI) are to do ‘time’ in support of lab primates at a photocall in a giant cage in Victoria Tower Gardens, by the Houses of Parliament on Thursday,...

    ‘Monkey’ bid to hit the charts for International Primate Day

    28 August 2007

    Animal lovers around the world are being urged to download the song, "Monkey in a Cage” from its release day, today, to get it into the UK Top 10 by International Primate Day (IPD) on 1st September and...

    ‘Monkey’ bid to hit the charts for International Primate Day

    28 August 2007

    Animal lovers around the world are being urged to download the song, "Monkey in a Cage” from its release day, today, to get it into the UK Top 10 by International Primate Day (IPD) on 1st September and...

    ‘Monkey’ bid to hit the charts for International Primate Day

    28 August 2007

    Animal lovers around the world are being urged to download the song, "Monkey in a Cage” from its release day, today, to get it into the UK Top 10 by International Primate Day (IPD) on 1st September and...

    ‘Monkey’ bid to hit the charts for International Primate Day

    28 August 2007

    Download the track "Monkey in a Cage" Animal lovers around the world are being urged to download the song, "Monkey in a Cage” from its release day, today, to get it into the UK Top 10 by International...

    Government figures show rise to over 3 million scientific procedures on animals in 2006

    24 July 2007

    Latest Government figures for 2006 on animal research show a rise to a staggering 3.01 million of scientific procedures on animals in the UK, up 115,800 on 2005 or just under 10,000 a month. In addition...

    Sufrimiento del Circo expuesto en Perú

    23 July 2007

    English Photo gallery El informe y el vídeo, lanzados desde hoy, son basados en los resultados de tres anos y medio de investigación por Animal Defenders internacional (ADI) sobre el tratamiento...

    Circus Suffering Exposed in Peru

    23 July 2007

    Español Photo gallery Today shocking video footage from inside animal circuses in Peru and other South America countries will be unveiled in Lima. A new report and video are based on the findings...

    Council of Europe recognizes lab primate suffering

    25 June 2007

    New Council of Europe guidelines for the housing and care of laboratory animals are coming into force this month, which raise further questions about the suffering of primates in laboratories. The guidelines...

    Council of Europe recognizes lab primate suffering

    25 June 2007

    New Council of Europe guidelines for the housing and care of laboratory animals are coming into force this month, which raise further questions about the suffering of primates in laboratories. The guidelines...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building,...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Austria

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Belgium

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Bulgaria

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Cyprus

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Czech Republic

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Denmark

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Estonia

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Finland

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: France

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Germany

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Greece

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Hungary

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Ireland

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Italy

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Latvia

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Lithuania

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building,...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Luxembourg

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Malta

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: The Netherlands

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Poland

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Portugal

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Romania

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Slovakia

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Slovenia

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Spain

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: Sweden

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Contact your MEPs to end primate tests: UK

    22 June 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. The MEPs who have signed Written Declaration 40/2007 on experiments...

    Euro Parliament moves to end primate testing

    14 June 2007

    European MPs of all parties rushed to support a new Written Declaration this week, calling for an end to the use of Great Apes and wild-caught primates in research. Written Declaration 40/2007 has...

    Euro Parliament moves to end primate testing

    14 June 2007

    European MPs of all parties rushed to support a new Written Declaration this week, calling for an end to the use of Great Apes and wild-caught primates in research. Written Declaration 40/2007 has...

    REACH: June marks the start of the World’s biggest ever animal testing programme

    4 June 2007

    The EU Regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) comes into force this month. The new regulation requires that about 30,000 chemicals currently being used in the EU must...

    REACH: June marks the start of the World’s biggest ever animal testing programme

    4 June 2007

    The EU Regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) comes into force this month. The new regulation requires that about 30,000 chemicals currently being used in the EU must...

    ADI and The Monkey Sanctuary call for rethink on delisting primates from the DWWA

    29 May 2007

    ADI and The Monkey Sanctuary are calling for a rethink by the Government of the delisting of smaller primates (woolly lemurs, tamarins, night (or owl) monkeys, titis and squirrel monkeys) from the Dangerous...

    Cartoons used to win over MEPs

    25 May 2007

    Click here to see the ADI cartoon gallery A series of cartoons taking a humorous swipe at humans’ treatment of primates is the latest weapon in Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) drive to urge MEPs...

    From flying start to disappointing finish -

    10 May 2007

    Blair the first Prime Minister to campaign for animal experiments Ten year’s on from the New Labour – New Life for Animals leaflet, Tim Phillips, Campaigns Director of Animal Defenders International...

    Indiano: el leon mas triste em la tierra

    2 May 2007

    Lanzamiento de la campaña “Alto al sufrimiento en los circos” English Photo gallery Indiano debería ser el rey de las selva, pero en vez de eso, en el Circo Barney y sus amigos en Ecuador, el vive...

    Indiano: The saddest lion in the world

    2 May 2007

    Ecuador Stop Circus Suffering campaign launched Español Photo gallery Indiano should be the king of the beasts, but instead at Ecuador’s Circo Barney y sus Amigos Ecuador, he lives with a chain...

    Declaration calls for European Primate Test Ban

    30 April 2007

    On April 24th (World Lab Animal Day) a Written Declaration calling for a Europe-wide ban on primate experiments was launched at the European Parliament with an ADI/NAVS reception and publicity event. The...

    Stop Primate Testing USA

    30 April 2007

    The USA and Japan are the world’s biggest experimenters on primates, and primate tests are on the rise in the USA. Lab Animal Day will see the launch of a campaign by the ADI USA office in San Francisco...

    Annual Reviews

    30 April 2007

    An annual report and review of the year's campaigns, rescues, research and other activity for...

    MEP photocall in support of primates

    24 April 2007

    Click here for photos of the event MEPs showed their primate colours today outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, putting their faces to primate bodies in a light-hearted launch for a ground-breaking...

    MEP photocall in support of primates

    24 April 2007

    Click here for photos of the event MEPs showed their primate colours today outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, putting their faces to primate bodies in a light-hearted launch for a ground-breaking...

    Ich bin ein primat –

    24 April 2007

    Push for Primate Test Ban takes off on international Lab Animal Day, 24 April 07 With unprecedented support from MEPs and leading EU statesmen for an end to experiments on primates across Europe, Lab...

    Ich bin ein primat –

    24 April 2007

    Push for Primate Test Ban takes off on international Lab Animal Day, 24 April 07 With unprecedented support from MEPs and leading EU statesmen for an end to experiments on primates across Europe, Lab...

    UK: Ask your MP to sign EDM 270 to convince the Government to back a primate test ban in Directive 8

    18 April 2007

    Early Day Motion 270 was tabled by Colin Challen, MP for Morley and Rothwell, to gather support in the House of Commons for a ban on primates at the European level. The EDM “expresses its deep concern...

    World Lab Animal Day: April 24, 2007

    18 April 2007

    World Lab Animal Day was founded by the NAVS and the day chosen (April 24th) commemorates the birthday of one of our Presidents, Lord Dowding. The Day is recognised by the United Nations and is now marked...

    Talking to Apes

    18 April 2007

    Professor Roger and Deborah Fouts interviewed. Roger and Deborah Fouts, Directors of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) at Central Washington University, Joined us for the launch...

    Special Thanks

    18 April 2007

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank the following for their assistance during this move: John Knight Neotrans PBS International Freight Ltd Pride of Africa Wildlife Solutions Signbox Space...

    The ones that got away

    18 April 2007

    Flight to Freedom On 2nd February, following months of negotiation, two lions (Caesar and Sarah) and a tiger (Tarzan) rescued from a traveling circus in Portugal arrived safely at the ADI Rescue Centre...

    Flight to freedom: Lions and tiger saved

    18 April 2007

    On 2nd February, following months of negotiation, two lions (Caesar and Sarah) and a tiger (Tarzan) rescued from a traveling circus in Portugal arrived safely at the ADI Rescue Centre at the Hoedspruit...

    Talking to apes

    18 April 2007

    Professor Roger and Deborah Fouts interviewed. Roger and Deborah Fouts, Directors of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) at Central Washington University, Joined us for the launch...

    World Lab Animal Day: April 24, 2007

    18 April 2007

    World Lab Animal Day – April 24th, 2007 World Lab Animal Day was founded by the NAVS and the day chosen (April 24th) commemorates the birthday of one of our Presidents, Lord Dowding. The Day is recognised...

    Contact your MEPs: UK

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D Contact your MEPs: Countries...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries E - F ...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries E - F

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D ...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries G - H

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D ...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries I

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D ...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries L - Pol

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D ...

    Contact your MEPs: Countries Por - S

    17 April 2007

    Write to your MEPs at: [their name], MEP, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium. Contact your MEPs: UK Contact your MEPs: Countries A - D ...

    The Great Survivors

    17 April 2007

    In a dramatic rescue mission in 1996 ADI rescued 6 lions, 3 tigers, 1 African rock python, 3 horses and 7 dogs from a circus in Mozambique. Over 10 years later ADI are delighted to report that two of...

    Time to push for a Europe-wide primate test ban

    17 April 2007

    An unprecedented number of MEPs have pledged their support for a complete end to experiments on primates across Europe, and the campaign has received a major boost with the backing of leading EU statesmen....

    Challenge to ban on ‘political’ advertising moves to House of Lords

    17 April 2007

    In 2005 we launched our ‘My Mate’s a Primate’ campaign to highlight the plight of all primate species. As part of our campaign we produced a TV advertisment and, knowing the rules on ‘political’ advertising,...

    World Lab Animal Day: April 24, 2007

    14 April 2007

    World Lab Animal Day – April 24th, 2007 World Lab Animal Day was founded by the NAVS and the day chosen (April 24th) commemorates the birthday of one of our Presidents, Lord Dowding. The Day is recognised...

    Talking with Twiggy

    14 April 2007

    ADI: This year, ADI rescued two lions and a tiger from Portugal, where they had been seized from a circus, and took them to a life of freedom in South Africa. You helped get them there with an on-line...

    Rapper Remo Conscious backs ADI Stop Circus Suffering USA campaign

    14 April 2007

    We are gearing up to a major push in the US with new campaign materials which will be available soon. This will feature some never before seen footage collected by ADI Field Officers behind the scenes...

    Beagle factories

    14 April 2007

    Over 100,000 beagle dogs are experimented on every year – 65,000 in the USA, 7,400 in the UK – the majority to test products like drugs and pesticides. The friendly dogs are factory farmed by commercial...

    REACH: A huge victory

    14 April 2007

    When the REACH (Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) proposals emerged five years ago, it came with a death sentence for in the region of 38 million laboratory animals. This animal holocaust...

    Parkinson’s Disease: Cutting through the myths

    14 April 2007

    The Background Animal ‘models’ of Parkinson’s Non-animal research Imaging Techniques Molecular models Patient studies Species Differences References As Oxford University tries to justify the...

    Stop Primate Testing USA

    14 April 2007

    The USA and Japan are the world’s biggest experimenters on primates, and primate tests are on the rise in the USA. Lab Animal Day will see the launch of a campaign by the ADI USA office in San Francisco...

    80% Express concern over primate tests

    14 April 2007

    Our special thanks to all supporters who participated in the European Commission Survey on animal experiments. Supporters were able to access this via our websites and respond on all animal experimentation...

    UK: Ask your MP to sign EDM 270 to convince the Government to back a primate test ban in Directive 8

    14 April 2007

    Early Day Motion 270 was tabled by Colin Challen, MP for Morley and Rothwell, to gather support in the House of Commons for a ban on primates at the European level. The EDM “expresses its deep concern...

    Ireland: Historic Bill to end primate experiments

    14 April 2007

    Great News! A proposed primate test ban is included in ‘Restriction on Animal Testing Bill 2007’, a Private Member’s Bill proposed in March by Green Dail Member (MP) Eamon Ryan. This states: “The Minister...

    Time to push for a Europe-wide primate test ban

    14 April 2007

    An unprecedented number of MEPs have pledged their support for a complete end to experiments on primates across Europe, and the campaign has received a major boost with the backing of leading EU statesmen....

    Computers save lives

    13 April 2007

    20 years getting death out of the classroom and over 200,000 frogs saved. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our support, through the Lord Dowding Fund, for the development of computer simulations...

    World Lab Animal Day: April 24, 2007

    13 April 2007

    World Lab Animal Day was founded by the NAVS and the day chosen (April 24th) commemorates the birthday of one of our Presidents, Lord Dowding. The Day is recognised by the United Nations and is now marked...

    ADI comments on Austrian case to grant chimp personhood

    4 April 2007

    As judges in Austria face a decision over whether a chimpanzee named Hiasl deserves a legal guardian and should be granted human rights as an ape, Animal Defenders international (ADI) supports experts...

    Unprecedented number of MEPs back call to end experiments on monkeys and apes across Europe

    4 April 2007

    Almost 90 MEPs have today pledged their support for a complete end to experiments on primates across Europe, and the campaign has received a major boost with the backing of leading EU statesmen. Written...

    ADI comments on Austrian case to grant chimp personhood

    4 April 2007

    As judges in Austria face a decision over whether a chimpanzee named Hiasl deserves a legal guardian and should be granted human rights as an ape, Animal Defenders international (ADI) supports experts...

    Cruelty exposed in circuses in Bolivia

    3 April 2007

    ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign launched in Cochabamba An undercover investigation of animal use in circuses across South America by Field Officers from Animal Defenders International (ADI) has revealed...

    Crueldad expuesta en los circos de Bolivia

    3 April 2007

    Lanzamiento de la campaña “Alto al Sufrimiento de los Circos”, 03 de abril de 2007 Una investigación en cubierta en los circos con animales alrededor de Sudamérica por investigadores de Animal Defenders...

    Horrific Cruelty exposed in Colombian circuses

    26 March 2007

    Stop Circus Suffering campaign launched in Bogota An undercover investigation of animal use in circuses across South America by Field Officers from Animal Defenders International (ADI) has revealed...

    Horrible crueldad expuesta en los circos de Colombia

    26 March 2007

    Lanzamiento de la Campaña “alto al sufrimiento de los circos en Bogotá. La investigación secreta en el uso de los animales en los circos alrededor de Suramerica por los investigadores de Animal Defenders...

    Historic Bill move to end primate experiments

    26 March 2007

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) applaud the news that Ireland could become the first European country in the world to ban laboratory experiments on...

    21-28 April is Lab Animal Week

    23 March 2007

    Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in laboratories all over the world, for experiments that can never be trusted. The NAVS campaigns against the use of animals in research, but also spends...

    Historic Bill move to end primate experiments

    16 March 2007

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) applaud the news that Ireland could become the first European country in the world to ban laboratory experiments on...

    Lab Animal Week: 21 – 28 April 2007

    13 March 2007

    During Lab Animal Week, people from all over the world join together to commemorate the suffering of laboratory animals. The silver padlock is the symbol of Lab Animal Week and we have produced Padlock...

    ADI slams Audi ad for fox sake

    7 March 2007

    Audi’s digital TV channel ad has been slammed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) for using a trained performing animal instead of harmless high quality computer-generated imagery widely used today....

    Annual Review

    1 March 2007

    An annual report and review of the year's campaigns, rescues, research and other activity for...

    ADI videos among top 16 most viewed on YouTube

    19 February 2007

    Animal Defenders International (ADI)’s YouTube channel is today among the top 16 ‘Most Viewed Directors’ videos on YouTube’s website today after uploading its videos this week. click here The ADI videos...

    ADI slams Abbey TV ad for using live rabbits

    19 February 2007

    Abbey’s latest ‘Switching Account’ TV ad features eight live rabbits rather than CGI (computer-generated images), as these were deemed ‘too expensive’ by the company’s ad agency WCRS. The TV ad features...

    Make it a cruelty-free Christmas with ADI

    19 February 2007

    A recent BBC Survey showed that UK pet owners spend an incredible £240 million on presents for their pets. However, you don’t need to own a pet to help animals at Christmas. As the holiday season...

    Not a Happy Chinese New Year for UK Pigs

    16 February 2007

    Chinese New Year 4705 on February 18 will celebrate the pig, an animal valued by the Chinese for its excellent manners, its ability to make and keep friends, its hard work ethic and its appreciation of...

    Not a Happy Chinese New Year for UK Pigs

    16 February 2007

    Chinese New Year 4705 on February 18 will celebrate the pig, an animal valued by the Chinese for its excellent manners, its ability to make and keep friends, its hard work ethic and its appreciation of...

    20 years making waves

    8 February 2007

    2006 marks our Chief Executive Jan Creamer’s twentieth year in charge of our organisation – an indication of her dedication to animals and to the organisation. And the move to Millbank Tower shows she...

    ADI backs EU Commission’s proposal to ban cat and dog fur

    7 February 2007

    The European Commission today (21st November 2006) adopted a proposal to ban the import, export and sale of cat and dog fur in the EU. Jan Creamer, chief executive of ADI, said: “ADI fully supports...

    ADI's Online Store at CafePress.com

    2 February 2007

    ADI has teamed up with CafePress.com to bring you a wider variety of merchandise that you can purchase to show off your support for ADI! It's a great place to get the next birthday gift for a friend or...

    Tell Ask.com That Orangutans Deserve Better

    2 February 2007

    In a recent advertising campaign, Ask.com employed the use of an infant orangutan in order to perpetrate a misconception that humans are the only primates who use tools. Not only is it factually wrong...

    Free at last! ADI saves two ex-circus lions and a tiger

    1 February 2007

    Operation Big Cat Rescue flies cats to a new life in South Africa Animal Defenders International (ADI), the world’s foremost circus investigation and campaign group has secured a new life this week...

    Bombay Sapphire gin ad no tonic for elephant

    24 January 2007

    The latest UK cinema ad made for Bombay Sapphire gin depicts an Asian elephant from a German circus walking through a room full of glasses without breaking them and up a staircase, at the top of it places...

    ADI & NAVS Chief Executive Jan Creamer has baby chimp named after her

    23 January 2007

    We are delighted to report that a new baby chimp born at the renowned Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage has been named after ADI and NAVS Chief Executive Jan Creamer. Sylvia Siddle of Chimfunshi says it was...

    Unprecedented number of MEPs back call to end experiments on monkeys and apes across Europe

    19 January 2007

    Almost 90 MEPs have today pledged their support for a complete end to experiments on primates across Europe, and the campaign has received a major boost with the backing of leading EU statesmen. Written...

    Unprecedented number of MEPs back call to end experiments on monkeys and apes across Europe

    19 January 2007

    Almost 90 MEPs have today pledged their support for a complete end to experiments on primates across Europe, and the campaign has received a major boost with the backing of leading EU statesmen. Written...

    Barclaycard rodeos are no laughing matter

    19 January 2007

    Barclaycard has bucked the trend to use CGI images of animals in TV ads with its latest spoof commercial promoting animal rodeos. The ad made by Q1 Commercials for Bartle Bogle Hegarty, depicts Green Wing...

    Disgraced Chipperfield makes comeback

    9 January 2007

    ADI appeals to Government to prevent revival Disgraced circus trainer Mary Chipperfield made a Christmas comeback with her daughter, Suzanne Chipperfield in Lisbon at the ‘Circo Natal’ at the ‘Coliseu...

    ADI submits evidence to USDA in case against elephants in captivity

    11 December 2006

    Today (11th December) the USDA concludes its consultation reviewing living conditions for captive elephants in the US. With evidence mounting of the difficulties of adequately caring for these animals...

    Urgent: Ask your MEPs to sign the Written Declaration calling for end to primate experiments

    8 December 2006

    As more and more has become known about the sentience and the capacity of primates to suffer greatly in experiments, there have been increased global calls for their protection. Last year, 25 animal...

    Parliamentary action against animal testing

    8 December 2006

    Important Motions have been tabled in the UK’s House of Commons, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly concerning International Primate Day and animal experimentation. Please ensure that you ask your...

    MEPs lead call to end experiments on primates in the EU

    7 December 2006

    MEPs Jens Holm, Caroline Lucas, Sajjad Karim, and Robert Evans are today calling on other MEPs to back a landmark call to make plans for an end to the use of chimpanzees and monkeys in experiments across...

    MEPs lead call to end experiments on primates in the EU

    7 December 2006

    MEPs Jens Holm, Caroline Lucas, Sajjad Karim, and Robert Evans are today calling on other MEPs to back a landmark call to make plans for an end to the use of chimpanzees and monkeys in experiments across...

    ADI set to appeal to House of Lords after court refuses applicaton under Human Rights Act

    4 December 2006

    The Divisional Court has today handed down its judgment on a challenge to the UK’s ban on political advertising. The Court has refused the claimant, Animal Defenders International’s application for a...

    High Court to deliver judgment on ADI case on political advertising ban

    30 November 2006

    The High Court will deliver judgment on Animal Defenders International’s test case on the ban on political advertising on Monday, 4th December at the High Court at 10am. ADI’s application sought a...

    Thousands of animals saved from use in education by award-winning LDF Professor of e-learning

    23 November 2006

    Hundreds of thousands of animals are saved each year from use in education thanks to computer simulations created by Professor of e-learning at Edinburgh University, David Dewhurst. The development of...

    ADI backs EU Commission’s proposal to ban cat and dog fur

    21 November 2006

    The European Commission today adopted a proposal to ban the import, export and sale of cat and dog fur in the EU. Jan Creamer, chief executive of ADI, said: “ADI fully supports Commissioner Kyprianou’s...

    ADI slams French TV Channel “France 2” for giving children lessons in cruelty

    15 November 2006

    From the 30th October to the 3rd November, France 2, the main public French television channel has shown a series in five episodes on bullfighting during the one O’clock news. Shockingly, the France...

    Foie gras off: ADI tells Ramsay to take cruelty off the menu

    13 November 2006

    Sponsor of Gordon Ramsay’s latest series of ‘The F-Word’ on Channel 4’s digital channel More4, Tio Pepe has produced an ad at the start of the programme with the slogan ‘Foie Gras without Tio Pepe?’ The...

    ADI challenges Yerkes Primate Research Centre to defend its ethic

    8 November 2006

    A recent study carried out in part by Yerkes National Primate Research Centre has found that elephants are now among a select group of species – including humans, apes and dolphins – who can recognize...

    Royal Assent for Animal Welfare Act

    8 November 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the ‘bringing up to date’ of animal welfare legislation as the Animal Welfare Act, the most fundamental piece of animal welfare legislation, today received...

    ADI challenges Yerkes Primate Research Centre to defend its ethic

    8 November 2006

    A recent study carried out in part by Yerkes National Primate Research Center has found that elephants are now among a select group of species – including humans, apes and dolphins – who can recognize...

    Pet Fair Ban Welcomed

    3 November 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) commends the Government for the proposal it has made to ban commercial trading at pet fairs in the new animal welfare bill which comes into force next year. Animals,...

    ADI hails first Netherlands ban as a victory for EU circus animals

    2 November 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), who initiated the global ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign, welcomes Winschoten’s ban of wild animal circuses, the first of its kind in the Netherlands. The city council...

    Guinness is not good for you if you are a penguin

    31 October 2006

    The latest Guinness TV advert, dubbed ‘Best Mates’, depicts the treacherous journey a pair of live emperor penguins have to make in order to get to the pub and order a pint of Guinness. The Diageo ad,...

    Peers call for animal circus ‘ban with exemptions’ under Animal Welfare Bill

    26 October 2006

    This week at the Report Stage of the Animal Welfare Bill in the House of Lords, an amendment tabled by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer on behalf of ADI, received cross-party support. Baroness Byford,...

    Free ADI Film Screening in San Francisco

    25 October 2006

    Join Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (SFVS) for a free film screening of Toto Goes Home at the Red Victorian Peace Café Friday, October 27 at 6:30 pm Toto...

    Portuguese TV station “SIC” uses circus animals in its celebration party

    13 October 2006

    Last Saturday, the Portuguese TV station “SIC” organised a big parade in the biggest avenue in Lisbon to celebrate its 14th anniversary… and it used African elephants, tigers, lions, zebroid, camels, a...

    Going up: The ADI, NAVS, and LDF headquarters move to Central London...

    12 October 2006

    ADI, NAVS, LDF Headquarters move to Westminster After sixteen years in Goldhawk Road, on Friday 6th October we moved to new offices on the 26th floor of Millbank Tower, just up the road from the UK...

    Going up: The ADI, NAVS, and LDF headquarters move to Central London...

    12 October 2006

    ADI, NAVS, LDF Headquarters move to Westminster After sixteen years in Goldhawk Road, on Friday 6th October we moved to new offices on the 26th floor of Millbank Tower, just up the road from the UK...

    Political challenges for animals at the Party Conferences

    25 September 2006

    Click for our Conference 2006 Political Animals briefing Click for photos from the Liberal Democrats Conference, Brighton Click here for photos from the Labour Party Conference, Manchester Click...

    Political challenges for animals at the Party Conferences

    25 September 2006

    Click for our Conference 2006 Political Animals briefing Click for photos from the Liberal Democrat Conference, Brighton http://www.ad-international.org/media_centre/gallery.php?g=32 Click for photos...

    L.A. Elephant Painted as "Art" Form

    25 September 2006

    After being on display in a warehouse in downtown L.A., a fully-painted live elephant was washed down Sunday as ordered by the city's Department of Animal Services. Tai, a 38-year-old Indian elephant,...

    Political Animals 2006

    22 September 2006

    Animal Welfare Bill: Evidence mounts for animal circus ban Following an interesting debate in Standing Committee led by Shona McIsaac MP, which heavily featured ADI evidence of circus suffering,...

    Political Animals 2006

    22 September 2006

    Animal Welfare Bill: Evidence mounts for animal circus ban Following an interesting debate in Standing Committee led by Shona McIsaac MP, which heavily featured ADI evidence of circus suffering, Defra...

    Government ad preys on vultures

    20 September 2006

    The latest TV ad for the Government’s Department for Education and Skills website for people going to university, Aim Higher, has been condemned by Animal Defenders International (ADI) for using two performing...

    Launch of The Lord Dowding Fund fMRI Scanner at Aston paves the way for non animal research

    6 September 2006

    The Lord Dowding Fund (LDF)’s successful launch this week of a world class, high-technology medical facility at the Aston University MRI Research Centre, was attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor...

    Launch of The Lord Dowding Fund fMRI Scanner at Aston paves the way for non animal research

    6 September 2006

    The Lord Dowding Fund (LDF)’s successful launch this week of a world class, high-technology medical facility at the Aston University MRI Research Centre, was attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor...

    ADI U.S.A. launch

    6 September 2006

    17 May 2006 Animal Defenders International (ADI) had its first introduction to the U.S. on Wednesday May 17 with the official launch party at Green's Restaurant on San Francisco's picturesque waterfront...

    Jeremy Corbyn, MP delivers new report ‘Primate Nations’ to No.10 on International Primate Day

    1 September 2006

    Jeremy Corbyn, MP today accompanies Animal Defenders International (ADI) to deliver a new cutting edge report entitled ‘Primate Nations’ to No 10 Downing Street to mark the occasion of International Primate...

    Jeremy Corbyn, MP delivers new report ‘Primate Nations’ to No.10 on International Primate Day

    1 September 2006

    Jeremy Corbyn, MP today accompanies Animal Defenders International (ADI) to deliver a new cutting edge report entitled ‘Primate Nations’ to No 10 Downing Street to mark the occasion of International Primate...

    International Primate Day, 1st September 2006

    1 September 2006

    As part of the global campaign to end experiments on non-human primates, the Irish Anti-Vivisection Society and ARAN are holding a peaceful vigil to draw attention to the thousands of primates that are...

    International Primate Day, 1st September 2006

    1 September 2006

    As part of the global campaign to end experiments on non-human primates, the Irish Anti-Vivisection Society and ARAN are holding a peaceful vigil to draw attention to the thousands of primates that are...

    Dublin vigil calls for support for EU and US moves to ban primate experiments

    31 August 2006

    When: Friday September 1st Where: Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Time: 6.30pm – 8pm Dublin - To mark International Primate Day (September 1st, motions have been simultaneously placed...

    Dublin vigil calls for support for EU and US moves to ban primate experiments

    31 August 2006

    When: Friday September 1st Where: Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Time: 6.30pm – 8pm Dublin - To mark International Primate Day (September 1st, motions have been simultaneously placed...

    US action for primates

    31 August 2006

    Primate experimentation in the US is horrendously cruel and absolutely unnecessary. Worst of all, it is on the rise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has dramatically increased its funding of primate...

    US action for primates

    31 August 2006

    Primate experimentation in the US is horrendously cruel and absolutely unnecessary. Worst of all, it is on the rise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has dramatically increased its funding of primate...

    Historic push for EU and US bans on monkey experiments

    31 August 2006

    To mark International Primate Day (September 1st) organised by Animal Defenders International, motions have been simultaneously placed before the European Parliament and the US House of Representatives...

    Historic push for EU and US bans on monkey experiments

    31 August 2006

    To mark International Primate Day (September 1st) organised by Animal Defenders International, motions have been simultaneously placed before the European Parliament and the US House of Representatives...

    Holiday makers targeted in initiative to end circus suffering in the Algarve

    29 August 2006

    British holidaymakers visiting Portugal’s Algarve region are being urged to take part in a huge anti-cruelty drive organised by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Portugal’s largest animal protection...

    Berlin Declaration

    25 August 2006

    The following declaration seeking an end to the use of primates in research was made by ADI and 25 other animal groups, and academics who attended the Fifth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use...

    My Mate's a Primate

    25 August 2006

    “My Mate’s a Primate” is a campaign to highlight the exploitation of our animal cousins. It is now time to put right a terrible wrong – to recognise that we are not alone. The other species who share...

    Stop Circus Suffering

    25 August 2006

    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...

    Celebrities go ape for International Primate Day

    18 August 2006

    Celebrities are lining up to support Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) annual awareness day, International Primate Day (IPD), which will take place on Friday, 1st September, 2006. This year’s event...

    Celebrities go ape for International Primate Day

    18 August 2006

    Click here to post a comment on the International Primate Day Blog! Celebrities are lining up to support Animal Defenders Internationals (ADI) annual awareness day, International Primate Day (IPD),...

    Parliamentary action against animal testing

    31 July 2006

    Two important Early Day Motions have been tabled in the UK’s House of Commons concerning International Primate Day and animal experimentation. Please ensure that you ask your MP to sign both these EDMs. We...

    International Primate Day 2006

    31 July 2006

    Founded in 2005 by Animal Defenders International, with activity in the USA and UK, International Primate Day is to be used by campaigners globally to highlight the threats to primates. International Primate...

    The Berlin Declaration

    31 July 2006

    The following declaration seeking an end to the use of primates in research was made by ADI and 25 other animal groups, and academics who attended the Fifth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use...

    Final day in High Court: Banned ad that launched a High Court case online today

    26 July 2006

    Advertising industry may change forever The controversial TV advertisement by Animal Defenders International (ADI), which uses a young actress to highlight the plight of performing primates in advertising,...

    NAVS stand by statement: “Laboratory animals suffer terribly.” ASA Criticised

    25 July 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) does not accept the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) claims about our leaflet on laboratory animal suffering. The NAVS stands by our original statement...

    NAVS issues warning that over next two years over 10 million animals could die in laboratories

    25 July 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, has warned today that in the next two years over 10 million animals could soon be dying in UK laboratories...

    ADI test case on Government ban of TV advertising

    21 July 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) represented by Bindman & Partners will challenge the Government over the ban on political advertising in broadcast media at the High Court from 24 – 26 July, 2006....

    International Primate Day: 1 September

    17 July 2006

    International Primate Day, 1 September, will herald a new drive for an end to the use of primates in research. This is especially important with the prospect that the European Union’s regulations on animal...

    ‘Who’s a naughty boy, then?’ asked the parrot of Coca Cola

    7 July 2006

    ‘What goes around, comes around’ is the ironic title for Coca Cola’s latest TV ad featuring a performing parrot – a ring-necked parakeet – sitting on a girl’s shoulder and then flying away and returning...

    ADI welcomes new European Commission Action Plan to reduce animal testing

    22 June 2006

    The “European Partnership to Promote Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing” is publishing its Action Plan aimed at reducing animal testing on Thursday, 22 June. Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    ADI welcomes new European Commission Action Plan to reduce animal testing

    22 June 2006

    The “European Partnership to Promote Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing” is publishing its Action Plan aimed at reducing animal testing on Thursday, 22 June. Animal Defenders International (ADI)...

    144 MPs sign up for ban of animals in circuses

    20 June 2006

    142 MPs have signed up to a ban on the use of animals in travelling circuses in the Animal Welfare Bill putting their signatures to an Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by MP Mike Hancock for Animal Defenders...

    ADI hails Sydney council ban as victory for circus animals

    19 June 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), who initiated a global ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign 10 years ago, welcomes Parramatta City Council's ban of animal circuses. Last week the Sydney council voted...

    ADI slates Saab for using threatened wild animals in TV ads

    15 June 2006

    The last two Saab convertible TV ads have used wild animals to promote the car manufacturer’s 93 and 95 models. Agency Lowe Brindfors requested a European lynx for use in the 95 ad, although the species...

    MRC conflict of interest exposed

    5 June 2006

    ‘Trojan horse’ call for ape research to used to justify more primate experiments NAVS (The National Anti-Vivisection Society), Britain’s oldest and most established campaigner against animal experiments,...

    MRC conflict of interest exposed:

    5 June 2006

    'Trojan horse' call for ape research used to justify primate experiments NAVS (The National Anti-Vivisection Society), Britain’s oldest and most established campaigner against animal experiments, today...

    ADI exposes Abbey

    2 June 2006

    Call to consumers to close Abbey accounts & complain to ASA Abbey’s latest ‘Family ISA’ TV ad has been panned by Animal Defenders International (ADI) for using both CGI (computer-generated images) and...

    Extremists have become smokescreen as animal experiments rise

    26 May 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) said today that the activities of a handful of extremists are being used as a smokescreen by the Home Office to hide the fact that animal experimentation is...

    No camels next time

    23 May 2006

    Alerted by a supporter, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned the GMB Union for hiring a live camel to stage a protest against AA owners’ Permira and CVC this Sunday outside a London church....

    2,000 Protest bullring re-opening

    23 May 2006

    On Thursday the 18th May, Animal Defenders International (ADI) took part in a demonstration organised by ANIMAL, ADI’s partner organisation in Portugal, against Touradas, the Portuguese type of bullfighting....

    NAVS condemns Blair support for animal tests

    15 May 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is deeply concerned and disappointed to hear that the Prime Minister is reported to have signed an online petition in favour of animal testing. NAVS describes...

    Bullfight protest

    15 May 2006

    ADI protests as bullfighting returns to Portugal’s Campo Pequeno after five year absence International animal rights groups join demonstration led by actress Sofia Aparício outside Campo Pequeno bullring...

    Malia in Crete bans animal circuses

    12 May 2006

    Malia in Crete has banned animal circuses following the launch of one of the biggest animal protection campaigns Greece has ever seen by Animal Defenders International (ADI) last month. This is the first...

    133 MPs sign up for ban of animals in circuses

    9 May 2006

    133 MPs have signed up to a ban on the use of animals in travelling circuses in the Animal Welfare Bill putting their signatures to an Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by MP Mike Hancock for Animal Defenders...

    TV STARS BACK WORLD LAB ANIMAL WEEK

    26 April 2006

    Celebrities come out in force for World Lab Animal Week (WLAW), as the UK is condemned for leading Europe in animal tests. Established by The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), the world’s oldest...

    UK condemned as the ‘animal experiment capital of Europe’

    24 April 2006

    24 April is World Lab Animal NAVS reveals barbaric experiments on marmoset and rhesus monkeys, mice and baby pigs Today, to mark World Lab Animal Week (April 24th – 30th) the National Anti-Vivisection...

    24 April is World Lab Animal Day

    20 April 2006

    Next week, during the international Lab Animal Week (24-30th), thousands of supporters of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) will be hitting the streets with a new leaflet on experiments in UK...

    New scientific report on animal suffering in travelling circuses

    19 April 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is to present a new report on animals in travelling circuses to the House of Lords today. The new study reviews the scientific evidence on the effects of transport...

    Major 'Celebrity Circus' sponsor, RE/MAX, pulls out in response to protests at Endemol show

    29 March 2006

    Tide of public opinion turns against animal circuses across Europe The major sponsor behind Endemol’s latest reality TV show, real estate giant RE/MAX International, has just cancelled its sponsorship...

    ADI steps up circus campaign in Greece as Scotland follows UK with ban

    27 March 2006

    One of the biggest animal protection campaigns Greece has ever seen is being launched this week by Animal Defenders International (ADI) with 50 Greek-based animal welfare groups in Crete, Thessaloniki,...

    European Union approves new alternatives to animal testing of drugs and chemicals

    27 March 2006

    Animal Defenders International applauded The Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) for approving six new alternative testing methods that...

    Unfettered science: inside India’s animal labs

    23 March 2006

    A new joint NAVS and Animal Defenders International (ADI) report highlights horrific suffering inside animal laboratories in India. The findings show graphically where the road of unfettered and unaccountable...

    Shocking photographs from the investigation (1)

    23 March 2006

    These are just a handful of the horrific images from inside India’s animal laboratories. Photo 1 King Institute, Chennai Pony suffering from a severe skin infection (subsequently rehabilitated...

    Shocking photographs from the investigation (2)

    23 March 2006

    Photo 4 Jai Research Foundation, Ahmedabad Dogs held in small cages with uncomfortable wire mesh floors. CPCSEA also report that these dogs were strays, so no details of the animals' background,...

    Shocking photographs from the investigation (3)

    23 March 2006

    Photo 7 Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai An overcrowded rabbit cage. Overcrowding and severe confinement was apparently common throughout the investigation. Overcrowding alone can lead...

    Shocking photographs from the investigation (4)

    23 March 2006

    Photo 10 Haffkine Biopharmaceutical Corp. Ltd., Mumbai The most appaling suffering is inflicted on sheep, for the production of a discredited and dangerous product. The sheep are tied by their...

    EU chemicals testing: Next steps

    22 March 2006

    2006 - 2008: The formal statement of the Common Position of the Council should be approved under the Austrian Presidency by June 2006, paving the way for the second reading of the proposal by the European...

    Shocking experiments unveiled at Inveresk Research

    22 March 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) today launches a new report on the use of animals in research at Inveresk contract testing laboratory in Scotland. Read more Click here to view the detailed Inveresk...

    Discredited rabies vaccine production

    22 March 2006

    Sheep are suffering in the most appalling and inexcusable manner, to produce a rabies vaccine that has been discredited by the World Health Organisation (which has recommended a global ban), and which...

    Volunteering & fundraising

    22 March 2006

    Volunteering: There are a number of different ways you can help us in your free time. Volunteering at our London Offices: Could you spare a few hours during the day or in the evening to help...

    Lab Animal Week

    22 March 2006

    Laboratory Animal Week: 24 - 30 April Each year during Laboratory Animal Week, many volunteers proudly don red sashes and take to the streets, shaking a can on behalf of laboratory animals everywhere....

    Cambridge University primate lab

    22 March 2006

    What next, after Cambridge University announces it is dropping plans for monkey lab on brink of NAVS legal action. On January 27th, Cambridge University dramatically announced that it would not be proceeding...

    Early Day Motion tabled in the House of Commons by Tony Banks MP

    22 March 2006

    Early Day Motion tabled in the House of Commons by Tony Banks MP That this House welcomes the decision by Cambridge University to abandon the proposed construction of a primate laboratory; notes the conclusion...

    Cambridge drops monkey lab plans

    22 March 2006

    Cambridge withdraws monkey lab plan, before case gets to court The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Aid have welcomed the news that Cambridge University has decided to drop their...

    NAVS legal action launched

    22 March 2006

    LEGAL ACTION ACCUSES BLAIR, SAINSBURY, AND PRESCOTT OF INTERFERENCE AND ERRORS IN CAMBRIDGE MONKEY LABORATORY CASE. The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Aid have launched a High...

    Prescott ignores planning inquiry finding

    22 March 2006

    GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS THOUSANDS OF MONKEYS TO BRAIN DAMAGE HORROR 'IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST' The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is horrified that the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, has...

    The planning inquiry

    22 March 2006

    Cambridge primate lab inquiry concludes Our opposition to Cambridge University's attempts to get planning permission for a large primate laboratory continues. Twice their application was rejected before...

    Dogs burned alive in Chinese labs

    22 March 2006

    24th April 2004: Animal Defenders International (ADI) and our sister group The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) are launching a campaign to shame the Chinese Government into halting cruel tests...

    EU chemicals testing: Keep animals out of REACH

    22 March 2006

    January 2006: 2005 was the year in which the campaign intensified to halt the biggest animal testing programme the world has ever seen. In October REACH went before the EU Environment Committee, in November...

    EU chemicals testing: Environment Committee vote

    22 March 2006

    The Environment Committee vote Our campaign activity built up to 4th October 2005, when REACH came before the EU’s Environment Committee. In March, ‘Keep animals out of REACH’ provided MEPs with...

    EU chemicals testing: European Parliament vote

    22 March 2006

    Sadly, some of the successes in the Environment Committee were short-lived, when REACH arrived in the Parliament. Right up to this vote it was unclear whether it would go ahead, and if delayed it would...

    EU chemicals testing: Council of Ministers

    22 March 2006

    Next the EU Council of Ministers representing the Member States, attended an Extraordinary meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 13 December with the aim of agreeing REACH. The UK, holder...

    Quick & Easy Ways to Help NAVS

    21 March 2006

    There are plenty of easy ways you can help the NAVS - from taking part in special deals with NAVS partners to simply watching your consumer choices. We've picked out some suggestions, but if you'd...

    Leaving a legacy for animals

    21 March 2006

    Making a Will is the single most important thing we can do to look after those we care about, and the cause most dear to us. The vital campaigns of the National Anti-Vivisection Society are bringing...

    Become a supporter

    21 March 2006

    The most important thing you can do to help our campaigns to end animal suffering is to become a supporter of ADI/NAVS. By making a direct debit of just £3 a month, becoming a supporter keeps you up...

    Today

    21 March 2006

    The NAVS is the world's premier anti-vivisection group, leading the campaign for the abolition of cruel and futile experiments on animals for over 100 years. Founded in 1875, we have consistently received...

    The mission of the NAVS

    21 March 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection, founded 1875 Our Mission: To awaken the conscience of humanity in all parts of the world to the iniquity of experiments or processes causing suffering or distress to...

    The history of the NAVS

    20 March 2006

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is the world's first organisation campaigning against animal experiments having been founded in 1875 by Miss Frances Power Cobbe, a great humanitarian who published...

    ADI and the NAVS remember Tony Banks

    20 March 2006

    11th January 2006 Lord Stratford, formerly Tony Banks, MP was a fervent animal welfare enthusiast and supported ADI and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in many of our campaigns. In 2004...

    The NAVS welcomes call to end primate research

    20 March 2006

    22 August 2005 Scientists and animal protection groups have united at the 5th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, in Berlin this week to agree a unilateral halt in the...

    World Lab Animal Week 2005

    20 March 2006

    See his point of view for a day. A day through his eyes would seem like your worst nightmare. Imagine living in a small pen, on a cold tile floor with just a scattering of sawdust for comfort, then...

    Shocking experiments unveiled at Inveresk Research

    20 March 2006

    11th April 2005 Animal Defenders International (ADI) today launches a new report on the use of animals in research at Inveresk contract testing laboratory in Scotland. Documents and photographs leaked...

    Ferrets clamped and forced to watch The Matrix - and they call it science

    20 March 2006

    23rd December 2004 As people settle down over the Christmas holiday to watch the latest blockbuster, they should spare a thought for the animals in the hands of researchers at the University of Rochester,...

    Unlawful MoD killing verdict welcomed ­ but sarin deaths at Porton Down continue

    20 March 2006

    16th November 2004 As the nation reels from the shocking case of Ronald Madisson ­ the 20-year-old serviceman killed by sarin at the MoD's highly secretive Porton Down base in Wiltshire ­ the National...

    Government support fuels rise in animal experiments - new figures out today

    20 March 2006

    Figures released today by the Home Office reveal that animal experimentation has reached its highest level since Tony Blair first came to power. The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), the world's...

    Controversial High Court ruling over Cambridge Primate Lab crushes public

    20 March 2006

    30th July 2004 The High Court's ruling today (Friday 30 July) - that John Prescott was entitled to overturn his own planning inspector's decision to refuse Cambridge University's primate laboratory...

    Partial victory for freedom of information on animal experiments

    20 March 2006

    1st July 2004 - but Government bows to pressure from vivisection industry Today, following a nine year campaign by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) the Government has announced that animal...

    Government

    20 March 2006

    28th May 2004 The new centre will actually FUND animal experiments - which is misleading. 'Reduction' and 'Refinement' uses animals. Only 'Replacement' techniques actually replace the use of animals,...

    Government's national 'non-animal' research centre is a farce

    20 March 2006

    21st May 2004 The Government's new National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, announced today, will exclude all animal welfare organisations and be overseen...

    World Lab Animal Week - April 24-30, 2004

    20 March 2006

    Saturday 24 April 2004 is World Day for Laboratory Animals, starting a week of campaigns and protests for Lab Animal Week worldwide. World Lab Animal Week (recognised by the United Nations) was established...

    Royal College of Surgeons proposes to roll back animal protection 100 Years

    20 March 2006

    22nd March 2004 The National Anti-Vivisection Society is appalled that the Royal College of Surgeons propose to roll back over a hundred years of animal protection, as well as surgical progress, by...

    Legal action accuses Blair, Sainsbury, and Prescott

    17 March 2006

    3rd January 2004 of Interference and Errors in Cambridge Monkey Laboratory Case 3rd January 2004 The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and Animal Aid have launched a High Court challenge...

    Government condemns thousands of monkeys to brain damage horror

    17 March 2006

    5th August 2003 The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is horrified that the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, has turned the tide in favour of experiments on primates, 21st November 2003,...

    The NAVS condemns shocking rise in GM animal experiments

    17 March 2006

    18th July 2003 Shocking new figures released by the government today, show that genetically modified animals now account for over a quarter of all animal experiments. There were 2.73 million experiments...

    Horrific reality of Blair’s vision for science

    17 March 2006

    15th July 2003 Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society UK (NAVS) have today launched a new report on shocking cruelty and animal suffering in laboratories in India. Details...

    The NAVS challenges EU death sentence for 20 million animals

    17 March 2006

    11th July 2003 The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has made a submission to the European Union in a bid to change a new policy which could herald the deaths of 20 million animals. The draft...

    Threat of violence is a red herring

    17 March 2006

    21st January 2003 Government Concedes Call For Freedom Of Information On Animal Experiments The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is delighted with today's concession from the government...

    Animal experiments dissected at Cambridge Primate Lab inquiry

    17 March 2006

    6th December 2002 Today Dr Ray Greek, representing the National Anti-Vivisection Society and Animal Aid, demolished the case put by Cambridge University to support its application for a primate laboratory. A...

    Mouse genome a blueprint for unprecedented animal suffering

    17 March 2006

    4th December 2002 The new issue of the science journal Nature is given over completely to the news that the mouse genome has now been mapped. But the excitement of the scientific community is nothing...

    New guide highlights charity funding of animal experiments

    17 March 2006

    28th November 2002 In the coming month millions of people will receive appeals from charities asking, in the spirit of Christmas, for you to help their cause. Yet, despite a message of peace on earth,...

    European testing ban

    17 March 2006

    November 2002 The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) today welcomed the vote of the European Parliament in favour of a ban on the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. This tremendous decision...

    It's Ratty Claus!

    17 March 2006

    27th September 2002 Ratty, an ex-lab rat, features on the new Christmas Card from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research, and the Animal Defenders -...

    House of Lords Select Committee: will Labour miss an opportunity?

    17 March 2006

    24th July 2002 The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) welcomed only some parts of the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Animals in Scientific Procedures, published today. Although...

    Meps stand up to UK Government over issue of testing cosmetics on animals

    17 March 2006

    12th June 2002 Congratulations to the UK's MEPs for standing up to the UK government over the issue of testing cosmetics on animals. Despite the 'voluntary' ban on cosmetics testing in the UK, the...

    Media centre contact details

    17 March 2006

    For video, photographs, interviewst: Tel. Direct Line:+44 (0)20 7630 3344 Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7630 3340 Mobile + 44 (0)7785 552548 Email prdesk@navs.org.uk Fax. +44 (0)20 7828 2179 Street...

    The little brown dog

    17 March 2006

    Background On Thursday, December 12 1985, the NAVS erected a statue of a little brown dog in Battersea Park, London, to commemorate the suffering of millions of laboratory animals worldwide, but also,...

    The NAVS and charity work

    17 March 2006

    The NAVS is a non-profit limited by guarantee of members; this is a campaigns and education group, also referred to as an NGO (non-governmental organisation). All of our work is charitable, for the benefit...

    Volunteers

    17 March 2006

    We are always looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of administrative tasks at our head office. We are currently looking for volunteers in the London area to help out in several areas: data...

    The NAVS' Chief Executive - Jan Creamer

    17 March 2006

    Jan Creamer is Chief Executive of the National Anti-Vivisection Society and the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research, a post that she has held since 1986. In 1990, she co-founded the animal and environmental...

    From Big Brother to the Big Top

    17 March 2006

    EastEnders star slams new Celebrity Circus reality TV show Film production giant behind the ‘Big Brother’ show is being called on to drop a celebrity reality TV show set in a circus, which will be screened...

    Circus industry hits all-time low as MORI refutes misleading claims

    14 March 2006

    Zippo's Circus are being called to task over a series of misleading statements they have made concerning an opinion poll they commissioned and an ADI Mori Poll on public attitudes to animals in circuses...

    Latest amendment to Animal Welfare Bill looks set to create a virtual ban of animals in circuses

    9 March 2006

    Although Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the UK Government’s movement on the issue of travelling circus animals within the Animal Welfare Bill, ADI believes that the Government’s proposal...

    Circus animal ban for Northern Ireland?

    9 March 2006

    Yesterday Defra Minister Ben Bradshaw announced to the House of Commons that a ban on the use of certain wild animals was being planned for the UK under the Animal Welfare Bill. Secretary of State for...

    ADI welcomes ban on animals in circuses

    8 March 2006

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted at the announcement by Defra minister Ben Bradshaw today that the Government is looking at a ban on the use of animals in circuses, with exemptions for...

    Circus campaign rolls through Ireland

    7 March 2006

    This week campaigners from Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) and Animal Defenders International (ADI) will be at stalls in Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and Clare urging locals to help bring about the end...

    Ban of animal circuses gathers support from MPs and celebrities

    3 March 2006

    An Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by MP Mike Hancock for Animal Defenders International (ADI) calls for the Animal Welfare Bill to include a ban on the use of animals in circuses. So far 47 MPs have signed...

    ADI slates Toyota TV ad using circus elephant, as support gathers for total ban

    15 February 2006

    ADI has learnt that Toyota’s latest Yaris TV ad, which was filmed at Shepperton studios, features 52 year-old Anne, the last remaining UK circus elephant. CHI agency for Toyota Yaris used Stink production...

    Stella McCartney slams London pub serving camel & llama

    6 February 2006

    Well-known animal lover and ADI supporter, Stella McCartney has slammed the Westbourne Park-based Grand Union pub for putting camel and llama on the menu. The pub has been serving camel pies with using...

    First ever eye witness accounts to circus cruelty live on internet

    24 January 2006

    From the undercover investigators who brought down the circus industry For the first time film clips of violence inside circuses are live on the internet on the ADI website for MPs deliberating on the...

    Wendy Turner Webster whips up support for Ban on the use of animals in circuses

    20 January 2006

    Today in Westminster, TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster, dressed provocatively as a circus ring master backed the campaign to end the use of all animals in circuses. On Tuesday 24 January, MPs on the...

    MPs urged to vote to ban circus animals for the first time in the UK Animal Welfare Bill

    13 January 2006

    ADI’s amendments to the Animal Welfare Bill represent the first time a ban on circus animals has been put before Parliament. They have been tabled by MPs Shona McIsaac and David Drew, both on the Standing...

    ADI and NAVS remember Tony Banks

    11 January 2006

    Lord Stratford, formerly Tony Banks, MP was a fervent animal welfare enthusiast and supported ADI and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in many of our campaigns. In 2004 he helped ADI...

    ADI calls for Animal Welfare Bill to end circus animal misery

    9 January 2006

    2nd Reading in the House of Commons 10.1.06 As the Government’s Animal Welfare Bill goes for its second reading tomorrow, 10th January, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling for MPs to use...

    Animal Welfare Bill evidence for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA)

    4 January 2006

    1. EFRA invited interested parties to submit brief written evidence on the Animal Welfare Bill, asking that comments should be confined to any significant differences between the draft version and the...

    Tourist industry acknowledges implications of animal protection

    24 November 2005

    Tour operators and travel experts say tourism must not exploit wildlife Plans to serve wildlife at an ‘exotic buffet’ for the New Year opening of Chiang Mai Night Safari in northern Thailand have been...

    ADI welcomes concessions but EU vote still condemns animals to die in unnecessary tests

    18 November 2005

    The fate of millions of laboratory animals has been decided by today’s vote by the European Parliament on REACH*, which, despite some significant concessions, is likely to see the EU press ahead with the...

    Sea-change in industry attitudes before tomorrow’s EU vote on REACH

    16 November 2005

    Key industry sectors commit to 3Rs to replace the use of laboratory animals in testing Tomorrow (17 November) in Brussels, MEPs will decide the fate of millions of laboratory animals as they vote on...

    Animals in entertainment educational resources

    15 November 2005

    This presentation on animals in entertainment provides information for a challenging education experience, leading students to organise their own debate on the subject. This stimulating, resource will...

    MEPs debate the world’s biggest ever animal testing programme

    15 November 2005

    Today MEPs in Brussels are debating whether to press ahead with the biggest animal testing programme the world has ever seen. Last month the EU Environment Committee agreed non-animal testing strategies...

    Educational Resources

    14 November 2005

    CD Rom - Animal Experiments: The Debate (free of charge to teachers) - A new interactive resource from the NAVS. The use of animals in experiments generates enormous public concern, yet it is often difficult...

    Educational Resources

    14 November 2005

    CD Rom - Animal Experiments: The Debate (free of charge to teachers) - A new interactive resource from the NAVS. The use of animals in experiments generates enormous public concern, yet it is often difficult...

    New campaign to end use of animals in circuses in Ireland

    9 November 2005

    ADI investigations reveal extent of suffering for the first time A new hard-hitting campaign to stop the use of animals in circuses is being launched in Ireland today by Animal Defenders International...

    ADI launches protest against CareerBuilder.com

    1 November 2005

    DON’T ‘BUILD YOUR CAREER’ ON ANIMAL MISERY! Animal Defenders International (ADI), with offices in both the US and the UK, is launching a worldwide protest against CareerBuilder.com for its continuing...

    ADI urges consumers to turn off Homechoice!

    28 October 2005

    On-demand TV ads demand too much of performing animals Homechoice’s latest TV ad for on-demand TV, has been slated by Animal Defenders International (ADI) for using a performing chimpanzee. As its...

    Third Government ban on political advertising being challenged by ADI

    25 October 2005

    Animal Defenders International represented by Bindman & Partners have been given permission to challenge the Government over the ban on political advertising in broadcast media. These proceedings...

    Animal Welfare Bill to be unveiled today, coinciding with increased calls to ban animal circuses

    14 October 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) has run a long campaign concerning the Animal Welfare Bill and will be preparing commentary on the latest draft as soon as copies are available. The Bill is expected...

    ADI condemns use of performing orangutan in Irish mobile phone TV ad

    12 October 2005

    International animal protection group Animal Defenders International (ADI) has slammed the use of an orangutan in a TV commercial by Irish mobile phone company, Meteor. The orangutan, called Harry,...

    Moyle District Council move to ban animal circuses

    12 October 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the campaigning organisation for animal welfare, today applauded Moyle District Council for continuing to ban animal circuses from council grounds. In light of undercover...

    ADI steps up Animal Welfare Bill campaign to address domestic violence

    12 October 2005

    As the Government prepares to unveil the next phase of its Animal Welfare Bill tomorrow (12 October), there is mounting evidence that ‘domestic’ animals such as horses and ponies should be banned from...

    Animal welfare experts and ethologists shocked by video presented by ADI and ANIMAL

    7 October 2005

    Animal welfare experts and ethologists shocked with a video presented by Animal Defenders International and ANIMAL of a special investigation inside Portuguese circuses that reveals violence and abuse...

    Think before you drink

    6 October 2005

    Less sugar means more suffering for Archer’s performing animals Diageo’s latest TV ad, for the low sugar ready-to-drink Archers Vea, has been slated by Animal Defenders International (ADI) for using...

    ADI welcomes EU vote on REACH

    6 October 2005

    Results on the REACH* vote on animal testing at the latest EU Environment Committee meeting have endorsed key non-animal experiment strategies. Key decisions included: all animal testing to be subject...

    ADI launches Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Portugal on World Animal Day

    4 October 2005

    British tourists urged to stop supporting animal misery ADI’s latest campaign to end the use of animals in circuses is being launched in Portugal today - World Animal Day and the birthday of St Francis...

    ADI urges public to complain to ASA about government ad featuring performing seal and penguins

    22 September 2005

    The UK government’s latest Working Family Tax Credit TV commercial, which features a performing seal and penguins, has been roundly condemned by Animal Defenders International. ADI is a major international...

    ADI Report on Acute Toxicity Testing Calls for Supporters to Lobby MEPs Before Vote on REACH

    20 September 2005

    GREEN MEP Caroline Lucas campaigns to replace animal tests On 4 October, the EU’s Environment Committee will vote on REACH, the new regulation on chemicals that is destined to create a surge of circa...

    ADI Reports on Latest Animal Politics

    16 September 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the international animal campaigning group, launches its report, Political Animals, for the Political Party Conference season to highlight current animal protection...

    Historic Declaration to be Signed in Kinshasa to Save Great Apes

    12 September 2005

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 9 September 2005. At an historic conference held in Kinshasa, the Great Ape Survival Project (GRASP), a unique United Nations partnership of governments, conservation...

    ADI Reports from Kinshasa on united call to save great apes as UNEP/ UNESCO conference opens

    5 September 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) reports from the UNEP/UNESCO GRASP Conference in Kinshasa, where governments in 23 great ape range states, governments with aid and economic interests and NGOs working...

    2 million sign on to the Berlin Declaration for International Primate Day, 1 September 2005

    2 September 2005

    The first International Primate Day is being inaugurated today, 1 September 2005, by Animal Defenders International (ADI), to urge governments everywhere to save primates from extinction and protect their...

    Meg Matthews makes up her mind about her mate

    25 August 2005

    Meg Mathews, formerly with Oasis star Noel Gallagher, gives her support to Primate (Valentine’s) Day on 1st September, launched by ADI to protect primates from being exploited and save them from extinction. Join...

    Film and TV star Peter Polycarpou picks his mate

    23 August 2005

    Film and TV star Peter Polycarpou lends his support to Primate (Valentine’s) Day on 1st September, to help save primates from exploitation and extinction and protect their environment. Join Peter...

    ADI welcomes call to end primate research

    22 August 2005

    Scientists and animal protection groups have united at the 5th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, in Berlin this week to agree a unilateral halt in the use of primates...

    Wendy Turner Webster chooses her mate

    17 August 2005

    TV presenter Wendy Turner Webster shows her support for the new Primate ‘Valentine’s’ Day on 1st September, part of ADI’s ongoing campaign to save primates from extinction and protect their habitat. To...

    ADI secures future for tigers, worth more dead than alive

    5 August 2005

    Two Bengal tigers, whose plight forced new rules to be passed in over 160 countries, have been moved to safety to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre after spending the past eight years on a game...

    ADI calls on consumers to hand in their Barclaycards

    28 July 2005

    ADI slams ad using performing monkey Barclaycard’s latest ad depicting a performing monkey acting as a pickpocket on a bus full of tourists with Jennifer Saunders, has been slammed by Animal Defenders...

    Animal Defenders International welcomes early day motion on circus animal welfare

    4 July 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the campaigning organisation for animal protection, welcomes today’s Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons on Circus Animal Welfare, highlighting concern...

    Celebrity TV Chef, James Martin, calls for primates to be taken off the menu

    4 July 2005

    In support of ‘My Mate’s a Primate’, the campaign to protect and save primates from extinction from Animal Defenders International (ADI), TV chef James Martin has called for an end to serving and eating...

    It's not too late to save a primate

    15 June 2005

    Chimpanzee numbers have dwindled from around 2 million at the beginning of the last century in 25 countries in West and Central Africa, to barely 150,000 today in 4 countries. ‘My Mate’s a Primate’, a...

    Call to end the monkey pet trade - call backed by stars

    8 June 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the government to stop monkeys being kept as pets in the UK. A campaign postcard unveiled this week calls on Secretary of State Margaret Beckett MP to...

    Open letter to D&G - stop using chimps

    6 June 2005

    Dear Sir or Madam, Animal Defenders International is an animal protection group with offices in London UK and Boston USA. We have particular expertise in the use of animals in the entertainment industry...

    New primate campaign goes head to head with D&G

    2 June 2005

    D&G Chimp advert slammed Today's launch of the "My Mate's a Primate" campaign from Animal Defenders International (ADI), which calls for an end to the use of performing chimpanzees in advertising, has...

    They can speak for the animals.... because the animals are talking to them

    2 June 2005

    They can speak for the animals.... because the animals are talking to them "Chimpanzees are people" says Professor Roger Fouts. This week Roger and Deborah Fouts, Directors of the Chimpanzee and human...

    Mission Statements

    2 June 2005

    The ADI group comprises four bodies working to end the suffering of animals: Animal Defenders International; the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS); the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane research; and...

    My Mate

    2 June 2005

    Animal Defenders International (ADI), the campaigning organisation for animal protection, will today launch a new drive, 'My Mate's a Primate', for action to save primates from extinction. Chimpanzee...

    Become a supporter

    2 June 2005

    The most important thing you can do to help our campaigns to end animal suffering is to become a supporter of ADI. By making a direct debit from just £4 or $8 a month, becoming a supporter keeps you up...

    Quick & Easy Ways to Help ADI

    2 June 2005

    There are plenty of easy ways you can help ADI - from taking part in special deals with ADI partners to simply watching your consumer choices. We've picked out some suggestions, but if you'd like to...

    Leaving a legacy for animals

    2 June 2005

    Making a Will is the single most important thing we can do to look after those we care about, and the cause most dear to us. The vital campaigns of Animal Defenders International are bringing us closer...

    Dogs burned alive with napalm in China

    24th April 2004: DOGS BURNED ALIVE IN CHINESE LABS Animal Defenders International (ADI) and our sister group The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) are launching a campaign to shame the Chinese...

    Norwegian press release: shocking video and report on circus suffering

    11th April 2005: NOAH og ADI lanserer filmavsløring og rapport om dyrs lidelse i sirkus: Nemi-skaper Lise Myhre, skuespiller Ane Dahl Torp, Idol-artist Mari Vestbø og skuespiller Karl Sundby støtter kravet...

    WORLD LAB ANIMAL WEEK 24 - 30 APRIL 2005:

    11th April 2005: Horrific animal suffering exposed in UK Lab at Inveresk, Scotland "See his point of view for a day" - thousands of supporters of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) will hit...

    Shocking experiments unveiled at Inveresk Research

    11th April 2005: Animal Defenders International (ADI) today launches a new report on the use of animals in research at Inveresk contract testing laboratory in Scotland. Documents and photographs leaked...

    Norway: ADI and NOAH launch shocking video and report on circus animal suffering

    11th April 2005: The creator of Nemi, Lise Myhre; actress Ane Dahl Torp; 'Idol' singer Mari Vestbø; and actor Karl Sundby support the demand for animal-free circuses. On April 12th NOAH- for dyrs rettigheter...

    The NAVS is highly sceptical about new primate study

    23rd March 2005: The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is highly sceptical about the announcement that the Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, Royal Society and Wellcome Trust...

    Would you give your child a dead animal for Christmas?

    10th December 2004: Believe it or not, that’s what some children will be finding in their stockings on Christmas day, thanks to the sickening current trend for making soft toys from real animal fur. In...

    Unlawful MoD killing verdict welcomed ­- but sarin deaths at Porton Down continue

    16th Novemebr 2004: As the nation reels from the shocking case of Ronald Madisson ­- the 20-year-old serviceman killed by sarin at the MoD¹s highly secretive Porton Down base in Wiltshire -­ the National...

    Death of a tiger

    9th November 2004: A bell tolls discordantly as the body of a tiger is hauled from a cage on the back of a lorry. The animal is dropped unceremoniously onto its face, falling into a heap on the ground. Two...

    Overwhelming majority says change Animal Welfare Bill to ban circus animals

    9th November 2004: Animal Defenders International reveals shocking new footage of abuse Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging the Government to impose a ban on the use of performing animals...

    TV Spy drama features real animal experimentation, filmed by real spies

    1st November 2004: Monday night's (8th November) episode of Spooks, BBC1, will feature a scene in which rodents die horribly from a biological weapon. However, unlike much of the slick BBC drama these...

    Elephants in danger as Ivory Trade creeps forward

    14th October 2004: The decision at the CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Conference to allow a limited trade in ivory has been met with horror by Animal Defenders International...

    Endangered animals lose out as trophy hunters make gains at Conference for endangered species

    12th October 2004: As the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) draws to a close in Bangkok tomorrow, Animal Defenders International (ADI) fears...

    Beat me, kick me, whip me...shocking video of animal cruelty to be presented to Prime Minister

    9th November 2004: TV presenter Wendy Turner Webster will present a shocking new video detailing the suffering of animals in circuses at 4.30pm today, to No. 10 Downing Street. The video is part of...

    Animal Welfare Bill - Government Betrays Circus Animals

    14th July 2004: Animal Defenders International (ADI), whilst applauding moves to increase the protection of animals, is outraged that action has not been taken to end the abuse of circus animals. The...

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    Volunteers

    We are always looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of administrative tasks at our head office. We are currently looking for volunteers in the London area to help out in several areas: data...

    President & CEO

    Jan Creamer is President and co-founder of Animal Defenders International, based in the US, the UK and Colombia (founded 1990). She is also the Chief Executive of the National Anti-Vivisection Society,...

    A brief history of ADI

    Founded in 1990 as the animal welfare, conservation, and youth wing of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Defenders International has now grown into a major international campaigning group in...

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