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Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. In December 2007, the Animal Protection Institute and Born Free USA merged to form a new organization combining the strength of API's successful 40-year history as a top-rated charity advocating for animals in the United States and Born Free USA's expertise in national and international wildlife advocacy issues.

Born Free USA's primary areas of focus in the United States are exotic pets, animals in entertainment, international wildlife trade, and trapping/fur. Born Free USA uses powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation and grass-roots networking in its programs to end animal cruelty and exploitation.

Born Free USA also provides "hands-on" care for animals at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary near San Antonio, Texas, where more than 500 primates — many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession — live in as natural an environment as possible with minimal human interference.

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Groundbreaking Report Commissioned by Born Free USA Uncovers Ivory Supply Chain from Poached African Elephants to Markets in Asia

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in Asia. This information comes four months after the groups’ shocking report, Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa, which detailed the poaching crisis and its links to violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption. View the full report at www.bornfreeusa.org/OutOfAfrica.

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To Beat Illegal Ivory Trade, New Report Says to Target Shipping

The trade in illegal elephant ivory from Africa to Asia relies on as few as 200 shipping containers in a year, offering a weak point to target smugglers, according to Out of Africa: a report released last week by Born Free USA and C4ADS. “What we want to do is get a commitment from freight companies that they will not allow themselves to be used for this nefarious wildlife crime,” explains Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA.

Link: Newsweek

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