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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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Join Us at "Illinois Voices for Animals Day!"

Join the ASPCA, Born Free USA, and others in Springfield on Wednesday, May 7 for Illinois Voices for Animals Day. This is a great opportunity to let state lawmakers know that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Place: Statehouse Inn Assembly Room, for a free breakfast before the program and time to network with follow activists: 101 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701
Cost: Free! Please RSVP by May 2 if you plan to attend.
Questions?: Please email grassroots@aspca.org.

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Legislation

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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Los Angeles Bans 'Inhumane' Animal Traps

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban traps that snare or grip coyotes, bears, foxes, and other animals. Any trap "that maims or causes the inhumane death or suffering of any animal" will be banned.

Link: Los Angeles Times

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