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Beat the Heat with a Born Free USA Sustainable/Recycled Hat!

This summer, keep cool with a Born Free USA eco-hat: our highlighted item for the month of August! Our sporty baseball-style cap is great for men or women, and features our Born Free USA embroidered logo. Made with 55% recycled polyester, the hat provides UV protection and moisture-wicking to beat the heat—and the Velcro closure ensures that one size fits all. Show your compassion for wildlife by wearing it proudly. Click here to order today!

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Michigan Residents: Urgent: Stand Up for Michigan's Wolves and Voters' Rights!

Some state legislators, at the behest of hunting and trapping lobby groups, are making a bid to decimate Michigan wolf populations and remove your rights as voters. A new bill, deceptively titled the "Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act," is currently under consideration. Please contact your state Representative and ask him or her to oppose this dangerous and unjust bill!

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H.R. 3513: Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

Purpose: This bill would amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the use or possession of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources on 11/15/13.

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Groundbreaking Report Commissioned by Born Free USA Uncovers Ivory Supply Chain from Poached African Elephants to Markets in Asia

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in Asia. This information comes four months after the groups’ shocking report, Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa, which detailed the poaching crisis and its links to violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption. View the full report at www.bornfreeusa.org/OutOfAfrica.

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Snake Bites Singer Nicki Minaj's Backup Dancer

A giant snake bit one of Nicki Minaj’s backup dancers during a Friday rehearsal for the MTV Video Music Awards. The six foot long Boa constrictor brought the mock performance to a halt when it slithered up to the woman and took a bite out of her, as fellow performers looked on in disbelief. Visit the Born Free USA Exotic Animal Incidents Database to learn more about the dangers of interacting with exotic animals.

Link: New York Post

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