Articles by David Thompson

Animal Defenders International Calls for Traumatic Monkey Separation Experiments to be Halted

Animal Defenders International Calls for Traumatic Monkey Separation Experiments to be Halted ADI calls for the halt of unethical maternal separation experiments with monkeys at the University of Madison

Huge Rescue Mission Launched in Peru to Save Suffering Circus Animals

Huge Rescue Mission Launched in Peru to Save Suffering Circus Animals ADI calls for circus lion who attacked teacher to be handed to authorities.

Award Winning Filmmakers to Premiere Documentary on Family, Social Justice and Finding Meaning in Life

Award Winning Filmmakers to Premiere Documentary on Family, Social Justice and Finding Meaning in Life Filmmakers Shelley Morrison and her husband Walter Dominguez to premiere their Documentary, "Weaving the Past" in Pasadena on August 15

ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering

ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering Animal Defenders International holds week of action asking the public to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.

Santa Monica Actress Tanna Frederick To Vietnam To Install Water Filters

Santa Monica Actress Tanna Frederick To Vietnam To Install Water Filters Project Save Our Surf, headed by Tanna Frederick, will be going to Vietnam to install water filters for the benefit of those in need

Circus Elephants Used for Children’s Rides Go Out of Control

Circus Elephants Used for Children’s Rides Go Out of Control ADI has captured the alarming mental state of Elephants used for children's rides in circuses due to abuse

Comedian Jordan Pease Performing at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on May 24

Comedian Jordan Pease Performing at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on May 24 Jordan Pease is a gay stand up comedian known for his bold comments and ventures. He will be performing at the Inside Jokes Comedy Club located in the Hollywood Chinese Theater on May 24th.

ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour

ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Albuquerque, Mesa, Las Vegas, Pomona, Mountain View and Ventura

Four Day Weekend

Four Day Weekend Four Day Weekend - guiding small businesses to success through comedy

LION ARK

LION ARK Lion Ark is all live action and commentary, close up and personal, right in the thick of the rescue. As close as you get to these animals, understanding them and the effects of circus life

Unbearable – Hell on wheels for circus bears touring the U.S.

Unbearable – Hell on wheels for circus bears touring the U.S. Bears used as performers in circus acts live in appalling conditions.

Michelle Danner, Director of "Hello Herman" Starring Norman Reedus

Michelle Danner, Director of "Hello Herman" Starring Norman Reedus Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts in Santa Monica and one of the most successful acting coaches in Hollywood debuts as film director

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban After 6 years of pressing from Animal Defenders International, Colombia finally bans wild animals from circuses

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative

“Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery”

“Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery” It's difficult to connect with the past of only two or three generations ago. For filmmaker Walter Dominguez, preserving the memory of his grandfather was the initial impulse behind the documentary “Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery.”

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.

Bob Barker Spearheads New ADI Campaign to End Elephant Suffering at Fairs

Bob Barker Spearheads New ADI Campaign to End Elephant Suffering at Fairs Animal Defenders International has launched the first nationwide initiative in America against the use of elephants for entertainment. At the heart of the campaign is a new DVD narrated by Bob Barker entitled ‘No Fun For Elephants.’

ACIDIC opens for Hinder on their North American Tour!

ACIDIC opens for Hinder on their North American Tour! Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC will join Hinder on their North American tour kicking off February 21st in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Tickets and concert info are available at http://acidicband.com/

ACIDIC HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON TRAPT “REBORN” TOUR

ACIDIC HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON TRAPT “REBORN” TOUR Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC joins Trapt on Tour kicking off January 17th in Seattle, Washington and ending February 10th in Clifton Park, New York. Tickets and concert info available at http://acidicband.com/

Rose-Tu’s Baby Must Not Be Handed to Elephant Abusers

Rose-Tu’s Baby Must Not Be Handed to Elephant Abusers We are appalled at the prospect of Rose-Tu's baby being handed over to Have Trunk Will Travel, considering the abuse seen on our video, and call upon the Oregon Zoo to rescind the agreement, in light of the evidence we have provided

TANNA FREDERICK AND ROBERT STANDLEY STAR IN N. RICHARD NASH’S CLASSIC “THE RAINMAKER”

TANNA FREDERICK AND ROBERT STANDLEY STAR IN N. RICHARD NASH’S CLASSIC “THE RAINMAKER” “The Rainmaker” is a classic romantic comedy written by N. Richard Nash. Presented by The Rainbow Theater Company in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts. Starring Tanna Frederick.

The American Highway is No Place For Elephants

The American Highway is No Place For Elephants Accident in Mississippi increases calls from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for an end to the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.

Bob Barker to Receive Lord Houghton Award

Bob Barker to Receive Lord Houghton Award The Lord Houghton Award is given to Bob Barker in recognition of his lifetime achievements for animals, his generosity, and his campaigning leadership – from ending every show with a plea for owners to neuter pet to presenting evidence to Congress

Hart Getzen's "Echo's Revenge" Kicks Off The Summer Reading Season!

Hart Getzen's "Echo's Revenge" Kicks Off The  Summer Reading Season! Parents! Are you looking for a fun and entertaining book for your kid to read this summer? Hart Getzen’s Echo’s Revenge is the answer for the gamer who would rather kill a few zombies in their video game than kill an hour reading a book.

Tanna Frederick, Iowa native, Project Cornlight Founder and Hollywood actor, to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick, Iowa native, Project Cornlight Founder and Hollywood actor, to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Critically acclaimed actress Tanna Frederick, who is the Founder of Project Cornlight (www.ProjectCornlight.org), adds another accolade to her resume this weekend as she is honored at the inaugural Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick to Star in Henry Jaglom's "The 'M' Word" -Romantic Comedy is Latest Film from Director Henry Jaglom

Tanna Frederick to Star in Henry Jaglom's "The 'M' Word" -Romantic Comedy is Latest Film from Director Henry Jaglom Tanna Frederick will star in indie film director Henry Jaglom’s romantic comedy “The ‘M’ Word.” Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Francis Fisher (Janie Jones) will co-star

Filmmaker Daron Ker-Bridging the Gap Between Cultures

Filmmaker Daron Ker-Bridging the Gap Between Cultures For filmmaker Daron Ker, bridging the gap between the two cultures is at the root of his passion for storytelling and the driving force behind his burgeoning career

Michelle Danner and The Actor's Golden Box

Michelle Danner and The Actor's Golden Box The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts presents The Actor’s Golden Box, a two-day intensive program of training taught by renowned acting coach Michelle Danner.

ACIDIC's New Album "Chronic Satisfaction" to be Released September 20th-Single "Uninspired" Available Now

ACIDIC's New Album "Chronic Satisfaction" to be Released September 20th-Single "Uninspired" Available Now Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of “Chronic Satisfaction,” their 3rd full-length album, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Goes Overseas To Visit America's Troops for Black History Month

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Goes Overseas To Visit America's Troops for Black History Month Author and motivational speaker, Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams, will visit troops this February and March as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in celebration of Black History Month.

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