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Jan 22, 2019, Grass Valley, Calif. – Jan Creamer, co-founder and president of Animal Defenders International (ADI) along with Tim Phillips, vice president of ADI, will give a special presentation Saturday night, February 9 to open CAPE’s 6th Animal Film Festival (AFF) in Grass Valley, CA.

A central component of Creamer and Phillips work has been to task undercover field officers with investigating abuse in industries that use animals. Their investigations have exposed abuse inside slaughter houses, animal laboratories, circuses and many others.  Some of their most significant work has been to expose harm done to animals inside traveling circuses. Their discoveries and subsequent release of video and photographs to the media and public have led to the ban of using wild animals in traveling circuses from Asia to South America, USA, UK and Europe.

As stated on the ADI website, “Ultimately, ADI’s aim is to create lasting change that will end animal suffering. Jan, Tim and their team’s hands- on approach has led to a huge number of successes.”

For their presentation during the AFF, Creamer and Phillips will screen a never-before-seen short film about their animal rescue work in Guatemala and the building of a new sanctuary for lions in Africa. “I think your audience will love it as it’s basically emptying circus cages!”: Tim Phillips, vice president, ADI.

The ADI presentation will take place during the AFF event Saturday, February 9, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Gold Miners Inn Ballroom, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley. The event will also include 13 AFF Officially Selected films and several filmmakers who will take the stage.

On Sunday, February 10, the AFF continues at the Nevada Theater, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City with doors opening at 10:00 am and the show from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm with an hour intermission from 12:30 – 1:30.

For more information about the films, film schedule, delicious vegan food and how to purchase tickets please visit www.animalfilmfestival.org.

The AFF is produced by the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE).  All proceeds benefit animal rescue.

About CAPE

The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) (www.capeanimals.org) works to save the lives of individual animals who are at risk, or have special needs and to educate people about ways to alleviate animal suffering. Founded in 1992, CAPE has helped thousands of animals. Those who are older, injured or recovering from an illness are placed into new, loving homes through CAPE’s foster and adoption programs. In 2012 CAPE established the CAPE Animal Sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, a permanent home for dozens of animals with special needs and burros removed from their native habitats on public lands by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. CAPE also offers educational opportunities to inform people about issues animals face in society such as the Animal Film Festival. CAPE programs emphasize that all animals have the right to a long, full life, free from pain and suffering. To learn more or donate please visit www.capeanimals.org.