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Go Nuts! Go Bananas!

Let your friend or family member think that you've gone nuts or gone bananas for his/her birthday, anniversary, or special occasion by sending a gift that feeds the monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary! When you Go Nuts for the Monkeys or Go Bananas for the Monkeys, your recipient will receive a card stating that you’ve donated a bag of peanuts or a case of bananas to the rescued baboons, macaques, and vervets on his/her behalf. Give the gift that makes both humans and animals happy!

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Urge California to Regulate Dangerous Hybrid Cats

In California and across the country, domestic cats are being bred with wild cats such as servals, Asian leopard cats, jungle cats, and bobcats to create potentially dangerous hybrid cat breeds. Though current California law restricts ownership of wild animals including wild cats, there is an exemption for domestic cats and their hybrids. Attend a meeting on October 8, which will be held to decide whether to regulate these hybrids. And please send an email to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife by this Friday, October 3 to explain that regulating these cats is essential for the safety of California residents—and wildlife.

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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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Born Free USA Launches Poetry Writing Contest for Children in Conjunction with 13th Annual National Bird Day January 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced a poetry contest for children ages 5 to 18, in conjunction with the 13th Annual National Bird Day (January 5, 2015). Submissions will be accepted beginning today through December 15, 2014, and the winning poems will be published on the Born Free USA and National Bird Day websites and in Born Free USA’s national magazine, Animal Issues Digest.

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Cat Survives After Getting Stuck in Illegal Bear Trap

Scruffy, a cat from Royal Oaks, California, was found valiantly hobbling along his owners' driveway with a bear trap ensnared on his leg. The tabby has miraculously survived, but might require a paw amputation. Please donate to the Born Free USA Trapping Victims Fund to help cover the cost of veterinary care for other individual animals impacted by cruel traps.

Link: Catster

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