Stop Circus Suffering

Operation Spirit of Freedom – Help ADI rescue Peru’s circus animals

How you can help save circus animals in Peru from a lifetime of suffering

Since we launched our investigation of animal circuses in South America in 2007, bans have been secured in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

But now we face our greatest challenge – we must ensure the new law is enforced in Peru. Getting the law passed is one step – getting the animals safe is the next!

ADI and the Peruvian authorities are ready to go with OPERATION SPIRIT OF FREEDOM! Preparations are underway to ensure we can rescue a very large number of animals. IF YOU HAVE EVER WISHED THAT YOU COULD EMPTY THE CAGES OF EVERY CIRCUS IN A WHOLE COUNTRY, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!

Some of the most heart-breaking scenes that we have ever witnessed have been in circuses in South America. Animals living in terrible, deprived and disgusting conditions, being brutally abused.

In Bolivia, the law was passed but the circus owners defied the law. Luckily ADI was there. We tracked down every circus. We saved every animal.

Now we must do the same in Peru. 

Saving lives costs money, we need your support. Please if you can make a donation today.

Thank you for your support.


  1. izabela cogelja · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    animals belong in wild not in cages ..

  2. Tricia Hamilton · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    This is horrible. I will never go to or take one of my grandchildren to a circus EVER!!!

  3. Gail Davis · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    So incredibly grateful that wonderful people like you change the world for the better one creature at a time. Toto’s story is so heartwarming yet profoundly sad and heartbreaking when he was horrendously abused and demeaned. Thank you for saving him and giving him a wonderful life under the African skies his birth place, with his “orphan” family. He has touched and inspired the lives of many humans and chimpanzees alike. I hope sweet Madonna is coping without him. Xx

  4. monika walker · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    It is with deep sadness and yet gratitude to realize that this remarkable animal had the opportunity to be returned to his natural environment and died there in peace. No wild animal should be kept in captivity for the enjoyment of human beings and be left all alone and isolated in a circus environment. We have made great strides in preventing wild animals to perform in a circus. I hope the time has come when we can allow wild animals to live in peace, the way we want to live. Farewell Toto!

  5. Ann Snider · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    One of the most touching stories I have ever seen or heard. I fell in love with gentle, wise Toto and loved how he was able to spend out the last years of his life. I hope Karma visited the horrible people who tortured him and allowed him to be so mistreated while in that circus. Rest in Peace, gentle giant.

  6. Therese Jo · 29 April 2014 at 4:21a

    Born in the wild means growing and living in the wild….. Humanity needs to learn to improve and accept what is. They MUST improve and teach themselves to be kind and compassionate to one another instead torturing other living creatures with their sick, selfish minds. Their greed….. Man could learn many things observing how these animals survive the wild. God created man for a purpose with love. He also created other living creatures to be treasured and nurtured by man, NOT to be used, abused and MURDERED!!! Continue your great work. My sharing, love, hope and prayers are with you always……

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