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The animals from Bolivia’s circuses have been saved but others need our urgent help.
Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses two years ago, and Animal Defenders International – the force behind the Bolivian rescue mission and Lion Ark – is pressing for the law to be enforced.
Once regulations are in place, ADI can step in and rescue the country’s circus animals.
The ban was secured following an ADI investigation and campaign which, like Bolivia, exposed circus brutality and animals kept in deprived and appalling conditions.
While ADI presses for the ban to be enforced, it has been tracking down circuses and documenting violations of the law during which its team has been subjected to physical abuse, including an attack which left a field officer in Peru with a broken leg after being attacked by circus workers. The ADI team in South American refuse to be intimated and the census of wild animals in circuses continues.
Funds are urgently needed to ensure that the ban in Peru is enforced and to undertake the rescue and relocation of the animals in what could be the biggest and most challenging rescue operation yet.
Donate now to help save the animals in Peru. Thank you.
*Donations from US supporters are tax-deductible. ADI USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN: 03-0538111.
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