If you’re a tiger or lion lover, take a look at AD International.
One of the things AD International does is to rescue animals from circuses.
But years of confinement, deprivation and physical abuse has left a mark on the animals they rescue, sometimes for months, or years.
These animals need looking after, of course. They need food, and veterinary care, often surgery, medicines and vitamin/mineral supplements to give them the quality of life they now deserve.
The ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa is now home to 42 ex-circus lions and tigers from Guatemala, Peru and Columbia, and one lion from a zoo. They have more space and freedom than ever before. Staff at the sanctuary are committed to giving these wonderful big cats the care they need to enjoy the rest of their lives.
An example of rescuing the animals was in Guatemala.
The use of animals in circuses was banned there in April 2017 and the government invited ADI to help enforce the law 12 months later, because some circuses were defying the new law.
15 tigers and 6 lions were rescued; tigers Max, Simba and Kimba went to their forever home at Big Cat Rescue in November 2019.
17 lions and tigers went to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, arriving in January.
All donations to go the care of the animals.
And you can help stop circus suffering here.