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Animal Defenders International US

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: To educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals; wherever possible to alleviate suffering and to conserve and protect animals and the environment.

Programs: Located sanctuaries and built relationships with them for placing big cats in pending investigations and rescues by ADI. Produced hundreds of general ADI flyers for distribution at tabling events and local establishments.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Nicole60

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ADI are a wonderful organisation.They do so much work for every type of animal in all areas of the world.Yet somehow they manage to support people like me who are helping the animal as an individual.They put my petition on their website and promote it,no fuss, just very professional.They are able to get across to people the awfulness of what happens to animals in a manageable way,so that people don't become distressed by the pictures and switch off.The work they did for Annie was wonderful.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Their work is incredible, and brings all of us who support them back to a place of having faith in humanity. If only they were limitless in their ability to reach and meet the need around the world. Thank you, ADI, for all you do to remind us of who we should be as a human society, and for speaking up and out for those who can not speak for themselves.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that truly takes the fight to the criminals who mistreat animals.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

ADI works tirelessly to rescue animals in captivity and from cruelty and works hard to educate people about the abuse towards animals that takes place. Thanks to ADI the Anne the elephant case was brought to the public attention and she is now living in a sanctuary in peace, this is one of the well publicised cases which was well funded by the public. Thousands more animals need this help to and it is only with the support from the public that ADI can continue their amazing, life saving work.

2 Tina34

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is not only dedicated, they are truly making a difference for animals around the world. I am amazed at their work and their constant communication and education to those like me who are in the beginning stages of learning about the horrific abuse happening to animals worldwide.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked with many of the animal rescue groups, ADI is special in they not only rescue animals in need and move them to sanctuary, but they provide lifelong care for each animal rescued. They accepted the responsibility for each animal rescued to have a permanent forever home.

They work tirelessly to expose animal abuse and change the laws for the welfare of all animals. Great group.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

A great Organisation fighting to defend the rights of animals around the globe.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal Defenders International is an effective and magnificent organization. The first hand stories of animal rescue that I have heard of by members of ADI have forever touched my heart and renewed my faith in humanity. In the end, in order for all of us to thrive on this earth we must relearn respect for all things living. Through its' many good efforts, ADI sparks the awareness of this truth in all who become aware of them.

2 Dee D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal Defenders International works worldwide to not only rescue animals but to stop the abuse of them. Their efforts to ban the use of animals in circuses in many countries have been very successful. Animals in horrific situations have been rescued and placed in sanctuaries; they no longer will be beaten, abused and forced to perform. I am very appreciative of their tremendous support to public grassroots campaigns - such as to those of us advocating against the use of animals in the circus here in the U.S. ADI is a well-respected organization who truly are dedicated to ending the abuse, exploitation, and suffering of animals in all situations, whether it be the circus, animal testing, farm animals, etc. and to protect animals in the wild as well. I hope others who may not be familiar with their work will take the time to research their website and support ADI.

2 Cathy51

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What I love about ADI is that it's an organisation that actually makes a difference in the lives of animals instead of just writing up petitions. It serves as an inspiration to us all to go out there and make the world a better place instead of complaining about it.
This is easily the most worthy and important non-profit organisation in the world today and I hope they can continue the great work for years to come!!

2 Aliya H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love ADI! They are compassionate towards the plight of animals, and they work hard in ensuring that animals are protected, because animals need a someone to be their voice. With the work they do, they help create awareness of how animals are treated, I absolutely love this nonprofit organization! :)

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful himane and compassionate organization

2 Louise8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having been blissfully unaware of the suffering endured by many animals in captivity for most of my life, I stumbled across ADI I soon realised the truth. They have achieved so much, both by enlightening people to the reality and also by achieving change. Their role in ending the use of wild animals in circuses in several countries springs to mind, but also seeing the job through, ensuring the animals are cared for properly for the rest of their lives. Outstanding.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips of ADI work tirelessly around the globe saving animals from cruel and inhumane situations. I have never met such a fearless and amazing couple that are championing for the animals and going up against huge organizations.

ADI's success in banning all animals from circuses in Bolivia and then rescuing and airlifting 29 lions from Bolivia to sanctuaries in the US is a true testament to their dedication and hard work.

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is extremely well run, which serves its very daunting task very well, which is to protect and save innocent wildlife. Please join me in supporting ADI. Thank you.

3 Matt41

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in the field of animal protection for two decades and have not encountered an organization that works harder, with more success, while stretching your donation dollar further than Animal Defenders International (ADI). I am extremely impressed with ADI for their integrity, professionalism, and success in gathering hard hitting evidence and using it to both save individual animals and make lasting, sweeping changes in policy and laws protecting animals around the world.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ADI is an excellent group, their courage, dedication and efforts to defend the animals are admirable. Love the ADI´s work around the world.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is one of the most professional and highly respected organizations in the animal protection and animal rights sector.

ADI takes a holistic approach to campaigns, utilizing their own staff resources to perform all aspects of a campaign from scientific and scholarly research, undercover investigations, presenting evidence to experts and lawmakers, carrying out animal rescue efforts, and caring for rescued animals.

ADI's success in banning all animals from circuses in Bolivia based on evidence secured in undercover investigations and the subsequent rescue and airlift of 29 lions from Bolivia to sanctuaries in the U.S. is a perfect case in point.

I am also impressed with the number of successful campaigns ADI executes, especially considering the organizations small number of staff members employed by the organization, and their small budget.

I highly recommend donating to and/or becoming a volunteer for this organization.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

ADI exists to educate people about the suffering of animals and to protect animals and the environment. It is important for humanity to understand that this planet is shared – it belongs to the other species that live here, too. It is important for humans to show compassion for other species and learn to live alongside them in a more harmonious way. When we abuse animals and destroy the environment, we also harm ourselves, because our world is interdependent. Protection of animals from suffering and abuse is the right thing to do, and a worthy cause for the benefit of human society, as well as the other animals living on our shared world. It is nonsense to try to claim that a nonprofit like ADI is there to make money, our financials certainly make that clear! On the other hand, we are up against multi-million dollar businesses that are making a lot of money out of animal exploitation; they can change. FYI we are no longer in San Francisco, we are located in Los Angeles.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is an organization of Animal Rights Extremists who would like to remove all human-animal interaction. They are not interested in the facts, or what is best for an animal, but instead they rely on lies and scare tactics to further their agenda and grow their bank accounts.

6 Ramola N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization, one that is opposed to animal suffering, one that has the courage to recognize that animals are not ours to mistreat, abuse or test on. Animals have a right to quiet enjoyment on this Earth, we should recognize our power and execute our mercy.

1 Joanne

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Extremists who are taking people's money to further their own agenda and their pockets. They are trying to take animals out of our lives.