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Documentary Explores Lives of Captive Elephants

Watch Elephant in the Room: an award-winning short documentary that uncovers the plight of captive elephants across Europe. The impetus for this project was a report commissioned by Born Free Foundation called Innocent Prisoner. Narrated by Born Free founder Virginia McKenna OBE and produced entirely by British film students, Elephant in the Room presents a compelling investigation into the isolation and loneliness of elephants in captivity.

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Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, and Lions in Los Angeles!

On October 4, people in more than 115 cities around the world will march with one voice to save elephants, rhinos, and lions. Please join the march in Los Angeles.

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
WHERE: La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Front of the Page Museum, at the lion statue.
COST: Free!
QUESTIONS? Email march.for.elephants.rhinos.la@gmail.com
FIND THE LOS ANGELES MARCH ONLINE: Los Angeles Facebook event page

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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 Supports Representative Peter DeFazio’s New Bill to Deter Ivory Trade

Washington, D.C. -- Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, applauds Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) for introducing a bill today that will enhance America’s ability to deter nations from allowing ivory trade to flourish. The Targeted Use of Sanctions for Killing Elephants in their Range (TUSKER) Act will require certain nations to work with the U.S. on anti-poaching efforts, or face sanctions if they fail to cooperate. Illegal trafficking in ivory is directly responsible for shocking declines in elephant populations in recent years, and this bill is a crucial step toward reducing the threat to elephants on the ground.

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12 School Projects for Students who Love Animals

Your child can make this year more humane for pets and wildlife with the help of her or his classmates. Learn 12 ideas for school projects that help animals—including the suggestion from Born Free USA to host a “party with a purpose” with our Party Animals online tools. Pass these compassionate ideas on to your favorite young animal lover!

Link: Parade

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