Stop Circus Suffering

Please help lions suffering in circuses

World Lion Day, August 10th

World Lion Day

Please help us on World Lion Day, August 10th, a day on which the importance of this majestic species is marked around the world, to secure a better future for the countless lions that are currently suffering around the world in the name of “entertainment.”

As I write, ADI is working on three continents to help lions, and other wild animals, who are caged and confined in circuses against their will. Without our action, and your support, these animals will continue to endure a lifetime of suffering.

In Peru, we are presently in the midst of a huge rescue mission, emptying circuses of their wild animals. We secured the ban in 2012 and now we are helping to enforce the ban and save the animals! Like our Lion Ark mission in Bolivia, we have many, many lions to rescue, as well as monkeys and other animals. All the animals will be brought to safety – no one will get left behind – and they will be able to live out the rest of their lives in peace, with the companionship of their own kind.

Help us save lions in South America
Make a donation today and help us rescue Peru’s circus lions
from their circus cages

In the US, ADI is working to secure a ban on the use of lions and other wild animals in circuses through a new bill, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), introduced by Congressman Jim Moran. Support for the bill is steadily building but we must continue to push forward to win protection for the hundreds of wild animals that are forced to perform humiliating tricks in circuses and to endure a life on the road, and often brutality and violence.

Help us save lions in the US
Please urge your Congressional representative to back TEAPA
and sign our petition to support the ban.

In Britain, lions and other wild animals are continuing to suffer in the circus, despite repeated pledges by Government to bring in a ban. The excuse is a lack of parliamentary time but this is not good enough. Whilst Government stalls on this issue, animals continue to be made to perform, and the risk of new circuses and new animal acts entering the country hangs over us. Please help us keep up the pressure to get legislation passed before the election next year.

Help us save lions in Britain
Support the new bill to ban wild animals in circuses

Thank you for your support and for making World Lion Day count for these majestic big cats who are denied their freedom in circuses around the world.


  1. Denise Putt · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    So ashamed that we still have two circuses in Britain using wild animals. The ban comes into effect next year but why not long ago? Have to admit that I didn’t realise this was still going on here until quite recently. I must have thought we are more up to date with animal welfare legislation than we actually are!

    1. ADI Admin Post author· 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

      Hi Denise, unless we work hard to secure the legislation, the ban that was promised will not be introduced next year. Please contact your MP today and urge them to back the bill to be introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick on September 3rd. Thank you.

    2. Stelpan · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

      i really think circus sucks and lions deserver freedom

  2. Nancy Coppola · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    These beautiful animals are meant to be in their own territory not ours. Let them live their lives as was meant to be. Please. You would not want to be locked up in a cage for life, would you? Neither do they.

  3. Kate Cassidy · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Animals have no part in a circus. Lions are noble animals and should be free to roam in their own environment. We have no right to imprison and beat them into submission thus breaking their spirit. BAN WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES…NOW!

  4. NANCY O · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a


  5. sinead justine zeidler · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Stop this abuse!

  6. P Cornish · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Lions should be Born free to live free. No captive breeding, np captive performing cats, no petting parks or walking with Lions, no canned hunting and no trophy importation of lion parts.

  7. Chee Siew Im · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    May each precious moment remind us that all life is sacred

  8. Linda Mitchell · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Stop using wildlife in circuses it’s not right and all the animals are being abused for them to make money. Please stop it NOW! Don’t let wildlife suffer for money.

  9. susanna minacheili · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    please save the lions

  10. Anj Devi · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Ban Animal Circus !!

  11. tricia shawcross · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    What do we need to do, to rescue these poor lions. It appears to me that humans are in conflict with all wildlife, and all for the sake of making a quick buck, it is sickening to me to see the distress that the animals go through, and i would like to do my bit to help stop this horrific crime a.s.a.p.

  12. melissa · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Leave animals alone

    They r not yours to.profit from

  13. Naomi Veloz · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    STOP THIS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!

  14. Lone Granhøj El Imam · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Please help the lions, and all wild animals.To have a life, in peace and freedom.

  15. Lizette Ortiz · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a


  16. Heta Rousi · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Animals should not be used for our entertainment. All mammals have a very developed limbic system, which is related to the way animals experience emotions. People have found out much new information on the intelligence and emotional life of all mammal species, besides humans, lately. I recommend the movie Blackfish to all.

  17. Véronique Borremans · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Les animaux n’ont rien à faire dans les cirques, la liberté est la seule vraie vie pour eux !

  18. Diane murphy · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Please Save al these lions that Entertain people in the Circus, They were not meant to do this stupid stuff,,they want their Freedom to hunt ,have a family and play,Instead they are caged most of their life ,and are Abused in no way you can imagine,,,they need your help to get them out of there,,please do not ignore this, God made them to be free,,So let it be,,,,Thank You,,,
    Diane Murphy,,,,

  19. Irene Huskisson · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Do the right thing.

  20. Shannon Ruffing · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    The use of lions for entertainment is outdated, barbarian , unnecessary and inhumane. To break the spirit and train a lion to do tricks is humiliating for the majestic lion…please in the name of all that is right stop using lions in your circus!!!!

  21. m tzoanou · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    set lions free

  22. Taylor Jayce · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Lions should not be in a Circus, they should be treated with respect, They and all animals need a Worldwide Protection in place…this cruelty towards the animal Kingdom MUST END!!

  23. Melissa Lawrence · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Lions belong in the wild, not in circuses and zoos.

  24. Mirko Pozenel · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    I’m very much concerned for those beautifull animals sufering in circuses!!

  25. Lavinia lewis · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Animals are not on this planet for human amusement. I fully support a complete ban on wild and domestic animals being exploited in circuses in the United Kingdom and all over the world.

  26. Marianne Eriksson · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Honest lives.

  27. silvia herrera · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Basta de animales en los circos, basta de sufrimiento y tortura a los animales.
    Debemos dejarlos vivir en libertad, como todos los seres vivientes de este mundo

  28. Nancy Raymond · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    NO animal belongs in a circus in any country in this world – these animals are cruelly and abusively treated for so called ‘human entertainment’ and this is unacceptable. I abhor animal abuse in any form and will never ever even consider going to a circus, zoo or any other venue that uses animals. They are not here for human entertainment – they belong in the wild, nowhere else.

  29. Deborah · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    We like to think we live in the age of reason, that we are civilized but while a single animal is confined in a cage, suffering for the profit of a few and the entertainment of the some, we’re nothing more than stupid beasts without the capacity to respect and appreciate our fellow creatures. They deserve better, we deserve worse for the pain and suffering we cause them.

  30. Emily Halpern · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    Leave lions in the wild!

  31. ekkelboom · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    STOP DIT !!!!!

  32. mrs. sharon king · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    lions should be left in the wild, I really hope someone can help them be set free, humans are so cruel to alot of animals, & their so innocent just trying to do their own thing

  33. huguette vanswijgenhoven · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    please help the animals

  34. ekkelboom · 8 August 2014 at 11:09a

    STOP DIT !!!!!!!

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