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Adrian Cale explores the life and work of our CEO, Will Travers OBE and Born Free, in this 23-minute pilot for a prospective TV series called Wildlife Heroes. Described as "Fascinating and insightful".
While many county fairs wisely ban dangerous elephant rides, the Nevada County Board is considering hiring elephants for rides at this year's county fair. Please email the CEO of the County Fair Board and urge her not to approve elephant rides at the fair.
Update (April 25, 2013): This bill passed the Assembly floor today and now moves to the Senate.
Bill description: This bill, sponsored by Born Free USA and The Humane Society of the United States, will ban the most inhumane wildlife trapping practices decrease the chances of family dogs and being inadvertently killed in traps.
International Animal Welfare and Zoo Expert Chris Draper to Speak at Chicago Zoological Society Symposium
Washington, D.C. -- The Chicago Zoological Society's Center for the Science of Animal Welfare will host its 2nd International Symposium on Zoo Animal Welfare on June 5 and 6, 2013 at the Brookfield Zoo. Leading welfare researchers, including the Born Free Foundation/Born Free USA's Senior Scientific Researcher Chris Draper, will discuss future directions for zoo animal welfare science. Draper, from the Born Free Foundation headquarters in the U.K., will be speaking on the topic of "Animal welfare and conservation objectives in zoos: conflicts and synergies."
Born Free USA points out that if state and federal legislation works together, sharks will have the best chance of escaping suffering and death.
Link: Marianas Variety