About ADI

Animal Defenders International is an animal protection organisation founded in 1990 and with offices in the UK, USA and Colombia. 

We investigate and expose suffering; educate and inform the public, media, and officials; and our evidence-based approach helps to change attitudes and laws to save lives.

We campaign against animals being used in entertainment, experimented on, tormented and hunted for sport, trafficked and traded alive and for their body parts, killed for fashion, and more.  

We rescue and care for neglected and abused wild animals and specialise in working with governments on large-scale operations to empty industries of suffering animals. 

Our ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa provides a refuge for ex-circus rescued lions and tigers, saved following nationwide bans on their use.

With your support, and through the Animal Defenders International Shop we can do more to help animals in need.