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Change a Life. Adopt a Primate.

Will you "adopt" a primate at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary? Adoptions help us provide the monkeys with nutritious food, expert care, and critical rehabilitation. Adoption packages are available for $25, $52, or $100 per year, or become a Primate Sustainer with a monthly contribution of $10 or more. You can adopt Carly, Grinch, Khy, Nala, Friendly, or Mig (pictured to the right): a young female bonnet macaque who arrived at the sanctuary in 2006 after spending her entire life in a laboratory. Adopt today and give the gift of a brighter tomorrow!

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Creative Ways to Help Animals--and Celebrate a Victory for Exotic Wildlife!

An auction featuring luxury items will benefit Born Free USA's global animal protection efforts (May 2 in New York City). Can't make it to New York? You can still participate by placing an absentee bid on our wonderful auction items.

Will you "adopt" a primate at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary?

West Virginia Governor Earl Tomblin has just signed the Dangerous Wild Animals Act (H.B. 4393) into law, which will prohibit citizens from acquiring new “wild and exotic animals” as pets.

Parade Magazine online discusses 10 types of animals who play important roles in the survival of our planet. Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, contributes his expertise.

“Fur for the Animals” is a donation drive to collect clothing items made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers across the country. Now through June 30.

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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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Swinging for Spring!

Washington D.C. -- Tamae, a 12-year-old Japanese Macaque living at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas, was spotted swinging on the first day of spring at her favorite spot on the 186-acre facility, which provides a permanent home for 630 residents—many of whom were rescued from roadside zoos, research facilities, or private possession. The video can be seen at http://youtu.be/C_7g2cbJ4v4.

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Chinese Bear-Bile Farm to be Turned into Bear Rehab Center

A company in China that raises bears to extract their bile will be turned into a rehab center for more than 130 of its bears. Animals Asia Foundation will spearhead the operation. According to a statement from Animals Asia Foundation, the bears on the farm are sick from earlier extractions, as well as from confinement in small cages, poor diets, and a lack of veterinary care.

Link: The New York Times

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