Every ban on animal circuses is special, but there’s no doubt that the passing of the ban in Mexico is a thrill; so many animals will be saved and another country joins the bans across Central and South America. The world is changing for animals. Well done, Mexico!
And what a wonderful birthday present for the remarkable and legendary Bob Barker, who has funded so many of ADI’s campaigns and of course has funded a huge share of the costs of our current rescue of the wild animals from circuses in Peru – a true animal hero.
I write from our Spirit of Freedom temporary rescue centre in Peru, as we gather together the animals to be relocated to their wonderful new homes, so it seems appropriate to include a picture of one of our residents, dozing on a sunny afternoon as her new life starts to unfold before her. Thanks to the generosity of Bob Barker and thousands of our supporters who continue to give, a wonderful new home in the Amazon jungle awaits the monkeys and freedom to roam in huge enclosures in Colorado awaits our 30 lions.
We’re continuing to raise funds for the monkey enclosure in the Amazon and we’re looking for volunteer construction workers for January. Please keep donating and get us to the finish line!