Animal Defenders International (ADI) is well known for their gratuitous and congratulatory self-promotion. Promoting themselves as key players in animal welfare where in fact they are no more than yet another ideologically driven animal rights business.
Their most recent pronouncement was that the Italian government has decided to ban the use of all animals in circuses. Animal Defenders International state:
"The final vote on the bill to phase out ALL animals in circuses and travelling shows took place on November 8th 2017 in the Assembly of the Italian Parliament and is now law! Rules for implementation of the new legislation to phase out all animals in circuses will be set out within one year by a Ministerial decree."
This statement is untrue. In an address to the Italian Parliament (in regulations that relate to the performing arts) it was suggested that circuses would discontinue animal acts. The Italian Senate will sit again in March and if this regulation does go through circuses will have three years to remove animal acts.