IN 2017!


TEAM ADO took part in the
Canberra Times Fun Run on
Sunday 3 September 2017


We walked and ran for fun AND funds
to support the ongoing work of the ADO.


Read about our letter to race organisers expressing our concerns at the use of a
petting zoo at this year's event!

Team ADO was out in force again at this year’s Canberra Times Fun Run, coming in as the top ‘Charity’ team in both the 5km and 10km events?! Huge thanks to the almost 20 animal advocates who participated in all three distances. It was another really fun day out (despite all that activity)!


Thank you also to everyone who has donated to our FUNdraiser - hugely appreciated!

Team ADO disappointed at use of petting zoo at
2017 Fun Run

We were very disappointed to see a petting zoo as part of the so-called ‘family entertainment’ at this year's Canberra Times Fun Run.

There are significant animal welfare concerns associated with petting zoos, which confine very young and vulnerable animals in small areas for human‑animal interactions.

The ADO has sent a letter to the organisers of the Fun Run setting out our concerns. You can find our letter here.

Petting zoo at 2017 Canberra Times Fun Run

Three-week-old baby goat at the 2017 Canberra Times Fun Run

Still time to donate to the ADO's annual FunRUNdraiser:

This is our annual fundraiser event. Your funds help us run our nationally accredited community legal centre dedicated to helping animals. We are run entirely by volunteers and receive no government funding. Every cent donated to the ADO goes straight into helping our volunteers advocate for law reform to protect animals. 

You can find our annual fundraiser here:

Thank you :)

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