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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...

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citing the concerns of their valued patrons’ “countless letters, phone calls and Facebook messages asking to end this outdated ride.”...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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