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Ricky Gervais backs World Elephant Day call to protect this gentle giant

12 August 2019

Ahead of World Elephant Day (August 12) and an upcoming meeting on international wildlife trade in Geneva, Switzerland, Ricky Gervais has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to call for...

Joaquin Phoenix’s World Lion Day plea to protect this iconic species

9 August 2019

Celebrity backs ADI call to help African lions ahead of global wildlife trade conference and as a landmark ruling condemns the South African lion bone export trade as “unlawful and unconstitutional.” This...

Wild animal circus ban PASSED in UK Parliament

23 July 2019

Campaigners, who have fought for decades to stop circus suffering, are today celebrating after the British Parliament today finally banned the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England from...

Save primates from suffering in British labs, government urged

18 July 2019

With Britain being one of Europe’s largest users of primates in research, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging the UK Government to become a leader in phasing out their use, in line with public...

Federal bill to ban traveling wild animal acts brought to the Senate

16 July 2019

Animal Defenders International has welcomed the introduction of a companion bill to the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA, HR2863) in the Senate. Sponsored by Senator Robert...

New Welsh Government bill will ban wild animal circuses

8 July 2019

The Welsh Government is set to introduce today its bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, the popular measure backed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and pledged for a number of years....

Torment of bulls in cruel festival in Peru

4 July 2019

Despite being banned 5 years ago, the cruel ‘Jalatoro’ festival is still taking place in Ayacucho, Peru, as filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and local animal campaigners. ADI’s video...

Wild animal circus ban progresses to House of Lords

5 June 2019

Having passed committee stage and its Third Reading in the House of Commons, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill now heads to the House of Lords as it continues its swift passage through the UK Parliament....

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