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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...

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...

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...

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