Ady Gil is a multimillionaire Israeli animal rights activist living in the Hollywood, United States of America. He is a vegan. Gil was raised in Ramat Gan, he joined the Israel Air Force from where retired at the age of 25. He emigrated to USA. There in partnership with Erez Ram,also a veteran of the Israeli Defence Forces he founded, in 1992 American Hi Definition, a company involved in high density big screen video projection. In November 2010, the company was acquired by NEP Broadcasting. After this sale Gil became a full time animal rights activist. He donated USD 6 million to his organisation Ady Gil World Conservation. Gil set up a shelter for cats and dogs in Los Angeles and paid for sterilisation of 6000 cats in Israel. He built a large roosting structure for eagles in a wildlife sanctuary on Mount Carmel. Gil donated millions to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to refurbish a ship for use for its anti-whaling campaigns, the ship was given his name Ady Gil, the ship suffered sinking 290 km from Antarctica as a result of an incident with the Japanese ship Shonan Maru No 2 used for killing whales. The loss of the ship has been the subject of litigation between Gil and Paul Watson founder and director of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In December 2014, Gil paid USD 2 million to rescue 1300 monkeys from a facility that bred them so that they would be exported to the United States for being subjected to experiments that maimed and killed them.
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