Today at Big Cat Rescue May 23

Gale, Jamie & Chris have fun w/ Max the bobcat and a donated lure
Gale, Jamie & Chris have fun w/ Max the bobcat and a donated lure
Visitors check out Big Cat Rescue
Visitors check out Big Cat Rescue
President Jamie Veronica trims some trees in the cougar cat-a-tat
President Jamie Veronica trims some trees in the cougar cat-a-tat
Almost everything we do requires three hands to do it right
Almost everything we do requires three hands to do it right
California bans hunting bobcats with hounds
California bans hunting bobcats with hounds
We can all be eco friendly, starting in our homes and choices
We can all be eco friendly, starting in our homes and choices
Chelsea pieces together tiles to finish out the Gift Shop floor
Chelsea pieces together tiles to finish out the Gift Shop floor

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Hello Beautiful cast and crew from the Mane Event last week
Hello Beautiful cast and crew from the Mane Event last week

 

Columbia moves closer to animal circus ban!

An end to the use of ALL animals in circuses in Colombia moved a step closer this week when the Colombian House of Representatives unanimously approved Bill 52/2011, enabling the proposed legislation to move on to the Senate.

This exciting breakthrough comes after five years of intense lobbying and campaigning activity by ADI following the release of our undercover investigation into South American circuses in 2007.

Our field officers uncovered a staggering level of violence and animal abuse. One particularly brutal incident involved a female chimpanzee named Karla, kept isolated and alone, who was punched in the face and whipped with a chain by her trainer.

During the attacks Karla screamed, fled and desperately tried to shield her face from the blows. Although considerably stronger than her tormentor, she had been beaten, like other circus animals, into submission.

Now removed from the circus, Karla’s future is unclear and we are trying to secure her freedom.

In the past year alone, ADI has successfully secured animal circus bans in Greece and Peru.

Please donate now to help us win victory in Colombia and stamp out circus suffering worldwide. 

Thank you.

Jan Creamer

President
Animal Defenders International

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