Born Free USA Blog
by Adam M Roberts,
Chief Executive Officer
When it comes to animals, Adam Roberts not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. Since beginning his animal advocacy career in Washington, D.C. in 1991, Adam's ambition, tireless involvement, and profound knowledge of conservation and wildlife issues have cemented him as a go-to voice for protecting animals — and he has elevated Born Free USA to the respected and impactful organization that we know today. Adam's compassionate, informed, and forward-thinking blogs will surely motivate you to join us in our fight to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.
It’s hard to believe that 2013 has ended and that 2014 is already here! These first moments of the new year hold a particular magic: a renewed vigor to strive for our goals, a blank slate filled with boundless potential, and a fresh start to the year ahead.
I rang in the new year with a sense of accomplishment for what we achieved in 2013—and with a drive for the important work that awaits us. This past year was a whirlwind of legislative victories, animal rescues, and powerful campaigns that we couldn’t have achieved without you. With your help, we’ll continue our fight to save animals around the world.
2014 promises to be packed with progress for wildlife. We’ll work to educate people about the cruelty of trapping and the fur trade; ensure that wild animals remain in the wild, rather than on display in zoos; protect species from the brutal international wildlife trade with CITES; and pass legislation to end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System, ban possession of nonhuman primates as pets, and allow sanctuaries to import nonhuman primates from abroad.
I’m excited for all that we’ll accomplish together in 2014—and I’m confident that your support will make this our best year yet for animals!