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Animal Defender US Winter 2013-2014

Posted: 18 December 2013. Updated: 15 January 2014

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Welcome to the US version of Animal Defender Magazine, Winter 2013-2014. All articles can be read online by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, click link at the bottom of this page to download the entire magazine as a PDF.

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Read our special winter appeal here.

Lion Ark Takes Off

In October, we unveiled a new tool to create awareness about animals: the feature-length documentary Lion Ark.
Read more here.

UNBEARABLE - ADI exposes America’s performing bears

ADI investigators monitored the daily life of a group of bears, owned and trained by Texas-based James and Tepa Hall who tour the US as ‘Bear Mountain’, ‘Hall’s Bears’ or ‘Castle’s Bears.’
Read more here.

Victory in Baby Elephant Battle

Following ADI’s intense media and public campaign, Oregon Zoo confirmed that baby elephant Lily would not be handed over to disgraced performing animal suppliers Have Trunk Will Travel.
Read more here.

Setback in Grass Valley

Despite enormous public opposition, the Nevada County Fair Board proceeded with plans to offer elephant rides, facing protests each day outside the fair.
Read more here.

Bob Barker heads up No Fun For Elephants campaign

In March 2013, ADI launched a new video, No Fun for Elephants, narrated by Emmy award-winning TV host Bob Barker.
Read more here.

Animal tested cosmetics

On March 11 2013, history was made when the sale of cosmetics products tested on animals was prohibited across the European Union (EU).
Read more here.

Iran and Russia send animals into Space

In January, the Iranian Space Agency reportedly sent a monkey into space. In April, a Russian space mission launched with 45 mice, 8 gerbils, 15 geckos, cichlid fish and snails on board.
Read more here.

Circus Animals – protected in West Hollywood, but let down in Los Angeles

While Los Angeles City Council contemplated ever weaker measures for circus animals, West Hollywood adopted a strong measure.
Read more here.

CA Bull Run Blocked

The City Manager of Lake Elsinore, California, denied a permit request from The Great Bull Run, preventing the cruel event from taking place in Lake Elsinore.
Read more here.

ADI exposes cruel chimp show

To mark International Primate Day, September 1, ADI revealed primate suffering and exploitation at Schwaben Park in Germany.
Read more here.

Iconic British fashion model Twiggy joined ADI in highlighting fur cruelty

Iconic British fashion model Twiggy joined ADI in highlighting fur cruelty during London Fashion Week.
Read more here.

Victory! COLOMBIA & EL SALVADOR END WILD ANIMAL CIRCUSES

A big congratulations to all of our determined campaigners and partners across Central and Latin America!
Read more here.

Countdown to Colombia circus ban

Timeline of events leading up to the Colombia circus ban.
Read more here.

URGENT: Donate now for ADI Peru rescue mission

Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses over two years ago, now the Peruvian Government wants to work with ADI on enforcement – just as we did in Bolivia. Please help.
Read more here.

British wild animal circus ban moves closer

Some reports claim the UK has already banned the use of wild animals in circuses. This is not correct; the bill has been in committee and ADI recently fought off attempts to dilute it.
Read more here.

More national bans on animal circuses, local ordinances and investigations...

Join the campaign that is changing the world for performing animals.
Read more here.

Failure to protect animals on-set

An investigation by The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered instances where the American Humane Association (AHA) failed to protect animals on film and TV sets
Read more here.

Stop Circus Suffering Update (Winter 2013-2014)

The latest news about ADI’s global Stop Circus Suffering campaign.
Read more here.

Farewell to a dear friend: Pat Derby

Pat Derby, co-founder with Ed Stewart of the wonderful PAWS and the ARK2000 sanctuary in California, passed away peacefully on February 15 after a two year battle with cancer.
Read more here.

Briefs – Winter 2013-2014

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