Ricky Gervais Backs World Elephant Day Call to Protect This Gentle Giant

Ricky Gervais Backs World Elephant Day Call to Protect This Gentle Giant Aug 12, 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 elephant protections to be strengthened, not weakened. More
Joaquin Phoenix's World Lion Day Plea to Protect This Iconic Species

Joaquin Phoenix's World Lion Day Plea to Protect This Iconic Species Aug 9, 2019

This World Lion Day (August 10), Joaquin Phoenix is joining Animal Defenders International (ADI) in calling on governments to act by voting to protect lions at the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. More
Designated Survivor Star Kal Penn and Other Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Circus Bill

Designated Survivor Star Kal Penn and Other Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Circus Bill Jun 11, 2019

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was showcased with a livestream launch event in Congress on May 21. More
Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The US

Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The US May 29, 2019

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was launched in Congress on Tuesday, May 21. More
Celebrities Unite in Call For Move Away From Animal Research

Celebrities Unite in Call For Move Away From Animal Research Apr 23, 2019

Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April, more than 60 academics, scientists, institutions, companies, organisations and celebrities have signed up to a new Declaration for Advanced Science. More
Celebrities Call on the European Union to Protect Giraffes From Wildlife Trade

Celebrities Call on the European Union to Protect Giraffes From Wildlife Trade Mar 27, 2019

Alesha Dixon, Martin Clunes OBE, Deborah Meaden, Anneka Rice, Susan George, Virginia McKenna OBE, Brian Blessed OBE, Fiona Shaw CBE, Steve Backshall and Lucy Watson have written to EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella urging him to support a proposal by African nations to protect the imperiled giraffe. More
Fur Free Friday: Celebrities Back Call To End Cruel Fur Suffering

Fur Free Friday: Celebrities Back Call To End Cruel Fur Suffering Nov 23, 2018

Ahead of Fur Free Friday, an international day of action on November 23, celebrities are speaking out against the “cruel” suffering of animals killed for the fur trade and backing calls by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to consign this brutal industry to the past. More
Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Shocking And Inhumane Treatment Of Primates

Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Shocking And Inhumane Treatment Of Primates Sep 24, 2018

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, has described the treatment of monkeys used in research as “shocking and inhumane”, calling for a phase out of their use at the earliest opportunity. More
Ricky Gervais’ Anger At Monkeys Born To Suffer

Ricky Gervais’ Anger At Monkeys Born To Suffer Sep 12, 2018

Comedian Ricky Gervais has spoken out against the routine suffering of primates in research, before experiments on them even begin. More
World Lion Day: Joanna Lumley Backs New Sanctuary In Africa To Help Big Cats In Need

World Lion Day: Joanna Lumley Backs New Sanctuary In Africa To Help Big Cats In Need Aug 10, 2018

A celebrity-backed appeal has been launched for World Lion Day (10 August) to help Animal Defenders International (ADI) build a new wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. More
Wales To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses

Wales To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses Jul 19, 2018

The Welsh Government will ban the use of wild animals in circuses, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce today in a move congratulated by Animal Defenders International (ADI) who, for more than 20 years, have been documenting and campaigning to end the suffering of animals in UK circuses. More
Celebrities Support US Bill To Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

Celebrities Support US Bill To Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts Apr 27, 2018

Ricky Gervais, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Shelley Morrison, and Marilu Henner are among a host of international stars supporting a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to end the suffering of wild animals in travelling circuses in the United States, through the passing of H.R. 1759, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA). More
Ricky Gervais: Ban On Wild Animal Circus Acts Needs To Happen Without Delay

Ricky Gervais: Ban On Wild Animal Circus Acts Needs To Happen Without Delay Mar 22, 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. More
National Treasures Delighted UK Circus Ban In Sight

National Treasures Delighted UK Circus Ban In Sight Mar 6, 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 Defenders International (ADI) and its campaign to stop circus suffering. More
Scottish Parliament Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban

Scottish Parliament Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban Dec 21, 2017

Animal Defenders International (ADI) congratulates the Scottish Parliament for being the first nation in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. MSPs today unanimously voted through the ban at the final Stage 3 debate for The Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill, which now awaits Royal Assent. More
Celebrities Rally Against The Cruel Fur Trade

Celebrities Rally Against The Cruel Fur Trade Nov 24, 2017

Ahead of the international day of action ‘Fur Free Friday’ on November 24th (Black Friday), comedian Sara Pascoe and actor Peter Egan have joined ranks with a growing number of celebrities backing a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to end the cruel fur trade. More
Ricky Gervais Backs Anti-Fur Campaign

Ricky Gervais Backs Anti-Fur Campaign Oct 6, 2017

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released undercover footage of a fox on fur farm recovering after electrocution and trying to escape. More
Joanna Lumley And Brian Blessed Back New Campaign To End The Fur Trade

Joanna Lumley And Brian Blessed Back New Campaign To End The Fur Trade Sep 28, 2017

“A LIFETIME” is a new film launched this week by Animal Defenders International (ADI) about the brutal short lives of two foxes, brothers Borys and Eryk, born and killed on a Polish fur farm. More
Ricky Gervais Awarded For Animal Protection Advocacy

Ricky Gervais Awarded For Animal Protection Advocacy Apr 12, 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, creating awareness in a unique way to worldwide audiences. More
Actors, Musicians, Directors Back Federal Circus Bill

Actors, Musicians, Directors Back Federal Circus Bill Mar 27, 2017

The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), a bipartisan bill from Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows in the US. More
Ricky Gervais And Moby Help Launch Animal Defenders International Online Store

Ricky Gervais And Moby Help Launch Animal Defenders International Online Store Oct 31, 2016

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has joined forces with comedian Ricky Gervais and musician Moby to give shoppers a great way to raise money for animals in need, with the launch of ADI’s new online store. More
International Community Rallies To Protect Monkey Species

International Community Rallies To Protect Monkey Species Sep 29, 2016

For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species. More
Joanna Lumley Slams CITES’ Rhino Horn Proposal

Joanna Lumley Slams CITES’ Rhino Horn Proposal Sep 22, 2016

National treasure Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) for this month’s CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg, to voice her dismay at a proposal to allow trade in rhino horn from the Southern white rhinoceros. More
Ricky Gervais Urges Public To Support ADI Bid To Save African Lions

Ricky Gervais Urges Public To Support ADI Bid To Save African Lions Sep 15, 2016

Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais has launched an urgent appeal for members of the public to get behind Animal Defenders International (ADI) and stand up for African lions, at this month’s CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg. More
New Bill From Scottish Government Set To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses

New Bill From Scottish Government Set To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses Sep 9, 2016

Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the announcement by the Scottish Government to imminently introduce legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Scotland. More
Moby Teams Up With ADI To Back The Macaque

Moby Teams Up With ADI To Back The Macaque Sep 1, 2016

Ahead of International Primate Day on September 1st 2016, Moby has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to help the Barbary macaque, Europe’s only native primate species. More
Social Media And Celebrities Push To Get 33 Ex-Circus Lions Home To Africa

Social Media And Celebrities Push To Get 33 Ex-Circus Lions Home To Africa Mar 21, 2016

Over the past 18 months Animal Defenders International (ADI) has assisted the Government of Peru with enforcement of their national ban on wild animal circuses and illegal wildlife. More
Bob Barker Applauds Bear Rescue

Bob Barker Applauds Bear Rescue Dec 22, 2015

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has rescued two endangered bears after a dawn raid on a remote, illegal Peruvian zoo, which saw all of the animals removed. More
Website Launched For Lifetime Care Of Rescued Lions Backed By Bond Legend

Website Launched For Lifetime Care Of Rescued Lions Backed By Bond Legend Dec 11, 2015

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has today launched a new appeal and website to secure funds for the lifetime care of 33 lions rescued from travelling circuses in Colombia and Peru. More
Sir Roger Moore Calls On Public To Help Fly 33 Lions Home To Africa

Sir Roger Moore Calls On Public To Help Fly 33 Lions Home To Africa Nov 12, 2015

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has launched an urgent appeal to the public to help Animal Defenders International fly 33 lions home to Africa. More