Latest Around the World news 17 Operation Liberty big cats arrive in South Africa! 24 January 2020 · 1 comment The 12 tigers and 5 lions had an epic journey from Guatemala to the Free State. Iran says no to wild animal circuses! 29 March 2016 · Animal Rights Watch, ARW, circus ban, Iran, Middle East, No to Circus! · 2 comments No permits allowing the use of wildlife in circuses will be issued by the Department of Environment in Iran, effectively banning wild animal acts in all 31 states Petition to end the use of wild animals in circuses in Iran 5 January 2015 · Animal Rights Watch, Iran, petition · 66 comments ADI is working with Animal Rights Watch to stop circus suffering in Iran 14 states in Iran ban wild animal circus acts 2 December 2014 · Iran · 3 comments Great progress on circus campaign which has secured government support Circus Akef asked to leave Lebanon by Government 18 January 2010 · Animal Lebanon, Circus Akef, Egypt, Lebanon, Princess Alia Foundation · 0 comments Following a campaign by Animal Lebanon, Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan has declared that the Egyptian Circus Akef entered Lebanon illegally – and they have been ordered to leave the country. Freedom for lions and tiger saved from life of circus misery 14 February 2007 · animal rescue, celebrity support, circo universal, exotic cats, lions, portugal, samantha janus, south africa, tigers · 4 comments Following months of negotiation, two lions and a tiger were rescued from a traveling circus in Portugal & arrived safely at the ADI Rescue Centre at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa.