Animal Defenders International Lion Rescue
Animal Defenders International Lion Rescue

The Guibord Center’s Strategic Partnership with Animal Defenders International (ADI)

People of faith join with ADI to address animals and their treatment from a spiritual perspective

At the heart of every faith tradition lies the mandate of compassion: “Love God, and show that love by loving one another.”

Animal Defenders International Lion Rescue

How Children Learn to Treat Animals and Others

Children often learn about relationships by observing how the animals around them are treated. When they see animals treated with kindness and respect, they learn to treat others with kindness and respect. But when they witness inhumane or cruel treatment of animals – as objects of entertainment, vanity or profit, instead of as living beings – they learn to treat others with the same disregard.

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The Goal: An End to Animal Suffering

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is globally respected as a premier organization seeking to end animal suffering.  They achieve their goal by addressing a broad spectrum of abuses.

These include:

  • Capturing, incarcerating and using wild animals for entertainment in media, circuses, or sport
  • Raising, trapping and killing animals for vanity use such as fur or skins, trophy hunting or poaching
  • Unnecessary testing for cosmetics, medical research and product safety
  • Any activity that abuses or injures wild or domestic animals, including food production.
Animal Defenders International Tiger Rescue

To achieve these goals, ADI uses extensive undercover work, exhaustive research, public education, and wide-reaching strategic campaigns. These initiatives include changing public policy, helping to craft new laws and cooperating with governments in complex rescue operations to re-home animals.

The Guibord Center is partnering with Animal Defenders International to add the voice of faith leaders to their efforts. Doing so will help people understand that animals are part of God’s Creation. Thus, we must treat them with compassion and respect. Together, we have produced a short film and public service announcement addressing animals from a spiritual and religious perspective.

Read more about ADI on their web site