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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...

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...

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...

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