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A.D.I.'s Lion Ark Gala: Get Tickets Now for Star-Studded Fundraiser for Animals!

By Georja Umano

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Get Tickets Now for LION ARK NIGHT: Star-Studded Reception to Celebrate the Work of ADI - Animal Defenders International!

Bolivian circus lion now safely at PAWS Sanctuary

On Saturday evening, October 13 at the private manse of James Costa in the Hollywood Hills, animal-minded celebrities and other animal advocates will get together to celebrate the work of Animal Defenders International, TV host Bob Barker and CSI’s Jorja Fox

 

ADI founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips rescue a cub in South America

A recent victory in Bolivia --a joint effort to close down the circuses and save the lions from their former lives by transporting them to US. Sanctuaries such as PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society)-- will be highlighted. A trailer from an upcoming documentary about the operation will be screened. There will also be an exhibit of lion art curated by LA photographer Leiah Foster showcasing original artwork, from oils and stencil to photographs.  

The honorees: Jorja Fox and Bob Barker

Bob Barker (known for his Emmy award winning hosting of The Price is Right) will be presented with the prestigious International Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare for his continuous animal rights philanthropy and activism over 50 years. This award is presented once a year from a collaboration of four animal rights organizations in Europe. Jorga Fox will be the 2012 recipient of the ADI Animal Champion Award.

Other special guests include Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Elisabetta Canalis (Dancing with the Stars), Kate Linder (The Young and Restless), Tonya Kay (Bold Native), James Reynolds (Days of our Lives), Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, It's My Party), Dr Jenn Berman (author, VH1 TV Couple's Therapy)

 

stars show their love of animals

This gala evening includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, spirits, music, movie clips, speakers, award ceremony, art exhibition, auction and more.

 

ADI helps present TEAPA bill in Congress to disallow wild animals to be forced to travel-- they also speak out at local council meetings like this one in Anaheim

ADI has current project throughout the world, including TEAPA, Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act HR 3359, a bill now in Congress which would ban the transport of wild animals for performing.   There is also a ban being promoted and considered to create such a ban in the City of Los Angeles. 

 

ADI is on the frontlines of many animal protests

Jan Creamer, President and Founder in ADI together with her husband, Vice President Tim Phillips has led her organization toward undercover investigations and political strategies in many countries to ban circuses with animals altogether. For over a decade, ADI has been at the forefront of the campaign to end animal circuses in Europe, South America and is active in Great Britain and the U.S. Slowly more and more countries are enforcing strict bans against this type of animal cruelty.

 

An exciting night is in store; all proceeds to help more animals

This party is open to all animal lovers and all proceeds will go to save more animals.

 

 

Georja Umano is an actor and animal advocate.

 

For more information about ADI, visit  www.ad-international.org

To buy tickets, go to the website: www.adievents.org

 

General Reception tickets: $150

VIP Reception: $500



Published on Oct 06, 2012

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