Animal defenders international goes live
The first stage of a new website has been launched by Animal Defenders International (ADI), to provide comprehensive and up to date information on all areas of animal welfare, from animal rescues to zoos.
The site also charts key milestones in the eventful thirteen year history of ADI, including the Chipperfield trial, the rescue of the entire Akef Egyptian animal circus and the struggle to save Toto, a chimp who suffered 25 years of abuse in a Chilean circus. For people interested in finding out more about animal experiments and research without animals, ADI online also includes hyperlinks to the National Anti-Vivisection Society and the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research. The new website is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in animals issues and the environment.
Founded in 1990 as the animal welfare, conservation, and youth wing of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), ADI met a demand for an organisation to provide information on a wide range of issues. The group is now a major adult campaigning group in its own right, lobbying on issues such as animals in circuses; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarian/vegan diet; factory farming and pollution.
ADI carries out international animal rescues as well as educational work and lobbies the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), as a member of the Species Survival Network, a worldwide coalition of similar groups.