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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...

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...

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