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Preserving All Species | Jan Creamer

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Jan Creamer is the President and founder of Animal Defenders International, one of the highest profile animal welfare campaigning groups in the world. She has campaigned for animal rights, welfare and conservation issues for three decades, including bringing the high profile and successful ADI Stop Circus Suffering campaign to Europe, South America and the US. Today, she shares her thoughts on why we need to respect animals and do our part to preserve all species. The speech was recorded live at the Celebrating a Century of Genius weekend; a G100 event in honour of Albert Einstein.


5 Oct 2020

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Jan Creamer, co-founder of Animal Defenders International

Talking Animals

Jan Creamer—president and co-founder of Animal Defenders International (ADI), which specializes in educational efforts and campaigns internationally that tend to focus on animals in entertainment and other realms—recounts growing up […]

29 May 2019

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Saving Animals in Entertainment with Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips

No Phones at Dinner

While wolfing down vegan gnocchi, Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips share with us their journey in rescuing animals from circuses and Hollywood. 🦁🎬🍝


9 Apr 2019

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Jan Creamer: Stop Circus Suffering

Species Unite

Jan Creamer is the president and co-founder of ADI, Animal Defenders International, an organization that has been around since the nineties when Jan and her husband Tim Phillips founded it, and since then Jan and Tim have changed the lives of countless animals all over the globe. One of ADI’s enormously successful campaigns is Stop Circus Suffering. Thanks to Jan, Tim, and ADI, the use of wild animals in circuses has been banned in 45 countries thus far. From Serbia to Scotland to Singapore, wild animals no longer have to live the torturous lives of constant confinement, transport, abuse, and nonstop suffering. In order to get these bans passed, ADI spends years doing undercover investigations in each country. Once they have enough evidence showing the terrible lives these animals are forced to endure, including being stuck in tiny enclosures, without room to move, for their entire lives, they present it to the people, the media, and the government. The government then makes it illegal to use wild animals in circuses and the ban becomes law. But, that isn’t enough. Animal Defenders International stays in each country until every single circus hands over their animals. They hand them over to ADI (sometimes with resistance) who then moves them to temporary sanctuaries, brings them back to health, and then eventually relocates them to permanent sanctuaries all over the world. It’s and absolutely incredible feat that they have accomplished. There’s never ever a good reason to have a wild animal in a circus. Aside from the fact that they're abused and treated horribly, it is absolutely inhumane and cruel to force them to live lives on the road, in small cages and trucks and trailers. Most of them are in spaces not much bigger than their body, and that's where they spend 95% of their time. The time not confined is when they are forced to perform, which none of them want to do and that's usually where a lot of the beatings and abuse takes place. Tigers are in small barred covered cages for 22 hours a day. Elephants are chained and can’t move more than a couple of feet for their entire lives. And all of these animals are in transport constantly. Every day or few days, they're traveling somewhere new on the backs of trailers, trains, and trucks. ADI's conducted undercover studies in all of these countries for years, and every time that they're behind the scenes, they film violence and abuse at every circus on the planet. It doesn't matter what country, what they claim their laws are, the abuse is the same across the board. Jan, Tim, and ADI have truly changed the way that the world views animal entertainment. They’ve shifted culture all over the planet. They aren’t stopping either; they’ve just built an ADI sanctuary in South Africa, and have many more countries on their list. There are still too many that don’t yet have nationwide bans, including the US.


24 Jan 2019

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Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips of Animal Defenders International (ADI): Getting Circuses Shut Down Worldwide: It's Happening!

And Justice For Animals

Founder and President of Animal Defenders International (ADI) Jan Creamer, and ADI's Vice President, Tim Phillips, stop by the podcast to talk about their amazing work in getting abusive circuses that use animals shut down across the globe.For over 40 years, these two remarkable people have worked tirelessly to end the suffering of animals. With offices in Los Angeles, London and  Colombia, ADI is known for their long term undercover investigations inside cruel industries, gathering evidence that creates awareness and public support for legislation to end the suffering of animals and because of ADI’s campaigning, national restrictions on performing animals in traveling circuses have been enacted in 45 countries and ADI currently has a federal bill to ban the use of wild animals in all circuses before the US Congress.In Bolivia and Peru ADI tracked down and raided every circus and rescued every animal, saving close to 200 animals. ADI’s team is currently helping the Guatemalan authorities enforce their circus ban and has already saved 9 tigers and 6 lions from circuses.ADI is in the process of opening its own Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa specifically to give circus animals, like lions, back the life that has been denied them.Click on SHOW NOTES  to get information on all the ways you can help ADI, either through donations or powerful volunteer work! And part of the interview does talk about what it takes to be an ADI undercover investigator. Fascinating information that rarely gets discussed.  Jan Creamer was one of 100 visionaries nominated by the Albert Einstein Foundation to mark 100 years of Einstein’s theory of relativity.Main website: www.ad-international.orgKey issues page: http://www.ad-international.org/issues/Award-winning Lion Ark documentary: http://www.lionarkthemovie.com/Stop Circus Suffering: http://www.stopcircussuffering.com/Social media handles:Facebook: @AnimalDefendersTwitter: @AnimalDefendersInstagram: @animal_defenders_internationalFollow Jennifer Peterson and And Justice For Animals:Website: AJFAWebsite Instagram: AJFAInstagram Jennifer Peterson Website: Jennifer Peterson WebsiteEmail: andjusticeforanimals@gmail.com 

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12 Nov 2018

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Jan Creamer, co-founder of Animal Defenders International (ADI), two fearless, compassionate individuals - October 27th 9:00am pst!

KUCI: Get the Funk Out

27 Oct 2014

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Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 26 Catch up with Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips in Lion Ark Revisited

Awesome Advocates- For Dogs, Cats, & other Pets on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

Learn how the 25 lions they rescued from Bolivian Circuses are doing in their new homes. Plus, share with them the gratifying successes of the Film Lion Ark on the film festival circuit. Questions or Comments? Email Max A Pooch: maxapooch@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Catch up with Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips in Lion Ark Revisited on Pet Life Radio var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size: '468060'};


19 Nov 2013