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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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Born Free USA to Use World Wildlife Day, March 3, as Platform to Highlight Horrific Wildlife Trade Issue
Washington D.C. -- The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by declaring March 3, 2014 as World Wildlife Day. Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, will use this platform to increase awareness about the deleterious wildlife trade.
Born Free founder and trustee Virginia McKenna has urged Anglican and Catholic leaders: “Anyone who is in a position of influence, whether it’s the Church, politicians or leaders of society, you have to persuade all those people that seem to crave these little bits of carved teeth, that what they crave is a piece of death.”
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