An Evening Rescuing Lions and Tigers

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Animal Defenders International
(323) 935-2234
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NOTE: This event has been postponed. We will update this space once a new date has been set.

Touching down in Sonoma for one night only, hear freedom roar at this special screening of the award-winning, feel-good movie Lion Ark. Watch the drama unfold as Animal Defenders International (ADI) tracks down circuses in Bolivia and RESCUES EVERY ANIMAL.

Also, at this special fundraiser for the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary: never-before-seen footage from our latest rescue mission in Guatemala, real-life rescue stories and Q&A with ADI founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips. Hosted by Sonoma veterinarian Dr. Howard Rosner, who escorted the 17 lions and tigers on their epic journey from Guatemala to South Africa, and to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, their forever home.

More action-adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark takes you into the thick of the action, up close and personal with the animals and their rescuers. Illegal circuses are tracked down, the animals saved and brought to safety, and the story reaches a joyous finale as 25 lions are airlifted to freedom. 

It was the first time anyone had ever attempted to close down an entire circus industry in a single rescue mission. The success of Operation Lion Ark in Bolivia saw bans on circus animals sweep Latin America and similar rescues by ADI in Peru, Colombia, and Guatemala. This was a pivotal operation and Lion Ark captured it as it unfolded – an incredible feel-good movie for anyone who cares about animals.

Watch the trailer here.

Join us, leave with a smile, feel inspired and empowered that together we can change the world for animals, and catch up with all the news from the latest rescues and frontlines helping animals.

$20 for adults, $15 for children/seniors.

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476 First Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476


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